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When Does A Tractor Become An Antique?


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Poll: When Does A Tractor Become An Antique? (33 member(s) have cast votes)

When does a tractor become an antique?

  1. 25 years old (1987) (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. 30 years old (1982) (7 votes [21.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.21%

  3. Voted 40 years old (1972) (15 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  4. 50 years old (1962) (7 votes [21.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.21%

  5. 60 years old (1952) (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  6. 75 years old (1937) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:25 AM

We have all seen the ads on craigslist of somebody saying that their LT from the 80s is an antique. It got me thinking and when can a tractor be considered an antique? I wouldn't really say any of mine are. Except maybe my Tiger, and that one seems kinda ify to me. What do you guys consider antique?

Edited by Ryan313, August 02, 2012 - 10:26 AM.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:37 AM

Anything older than I am.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:50 AM

Dean you for sure do not qualify as an antique at 41. I have kids older than you almost. :smilewink: I would say pre 1960 but I'm so old that 50 years ago doesn't seem that long ago. Kind of an interesting question though. I think with cars in this state anything over 20 years qualifies for classic plates but that's not antique either.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:51 AM

Anything older than I am.


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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:56 AM

Thats a tough Question
I would say in the tractor world (Not humans) that anything below 1970 would qualify as a "classic" tractor.
Antique would probably be anything older than 1960. But thats just my opinion

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:57 AM

I am sure that everybody has a different explanation as to what they view as an antique. I know that the big Portland antique tractor show here in Indiana considers garden tractors that are 25 years and older antiques. I myself would maybe think that a classic garden tractor would be at least 35 years old which would be about 1980 and older. As far as antique, that is a hard one to answer. Just my .02 cents.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 09:58 AM

I know with cars 20yrs is a classic and 25 are considered antique. I don't know if the same applies with GT's or not.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Another thing to keep in mind is most of the Garden Tractor brands came about in the early- mid 60's. So the early 60's was kind of the birth year for many GT's/ Brands
So I guess since many made their first appearance in the 60's you could call them antiques ....
I dont know???

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Fawn Grove tractor pullers consider anything 75 & older as an antique garden tractor.
http://fawngroveotd.com/?page_id=26

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Whenever your selling it and price exceeds it value as a working machine.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Fawn Grove tractor pullers consider anything 75 & older as an antique garden tractor.
http://fawngroveotd.com/?page_id=26


That seems about right.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:17 AM

This seems like a worthy platform to form a collective standard even if amongst GTT collectors going forward...Thanks Ryan! :thumbs:

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Anything older than I am.


So I'm an antique now??? Most days I feel like it too. :)
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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Wow, I was surprised at how many notifications I had when I logged on! LOL!

Doc has good logic behind him. And that seems like a good starting point but I would think that would be more of a classic thing, as that is when they gained popularity. Maybe anything older then that could be an antique?

I don't know if I would say 75 years and older. I don't know of any real garden tractors from then other then walk behinds. Maybe walk behinds 75 years old could be considered antique?

It seems like everybody has a different opinion on this, so I added a poll.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:59 AM

I went with 40yrs old. With garden tractors, it's much different than with large tractors IMO.




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