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#1 tractorman604 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Let's see some pics of the tractors or lawnmowers or whatever you rescued that were on their way to the junkyard.It can be still working or a future restoration job.If it's really ugly put it up there anyway.



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Posted January 29, 2013 - 07:46 AM

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Case 220 missing the engine otherwise complete. On the back burner but hope to do something soon.


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Posted January 29, 2013 - 08:37 AM

JD 318 and 300

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Got this C-111.

My brother bought out of the back of a guy's truck in the VFW parking lot.
The guy stopped for lunch on his way to the scrapper.

He says "I scrapped a bigger wheelhorse last week"!

I wish he hadn't of said that!

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Posted January 29, 2013 - 06:03 PM

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:56 AM

Man, I cant believe what some people would scrap.....Nice saves.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 12:48 PM

That's it ?  oh well i guess people dont scrap as much as i thought they did.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:09 PM

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I found this in a metal salvage yard.  Was working out of town and hauled a load of scrap off, saw some tractors sitting to one side, saw it was a Massey and BONUS! was a hydro!  Hauled it home.  I transplanted a HF predator engine into it, fixed some issues with a bad trans leak and worn hydro linkage parts.  Now it is my goto mower.  I hoped to have time this winter to work on fitting the hood back on, but hasn't happened yet.  Also want to take a close look at the deck, same story though.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:13 PM

I have bought several from CL ads that said " I will scrap it if it doesnt sell" . I dont know if that was just a marketing strategy or if they would have actually pulled the trigger. the FF18 and '71 gilson were listed that way. Some of the others were cannibalized and ended up going to the scrapper anyway.

I bought a wheelhorse 417-A  with deck and blade and a locked up engine from a scrap guy for $200. I got it running good and sold it to a friend for $400.  I wish I would have kept it. I had another one just like it at the time and he needed a GT. It would have been impressive if they were consecutive serial numbers, but they were about 200 apart, which is still kinda cool.  About a year later a guy offered me too much money for mine , so I sold it.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:24 PM

That's it ?  oh well i guess people dont scrap as much as i thought they did.

Dang you must have high standards!!! just the steering from that JD 318 is worth some real coin!

 

I have bought several from CL ads that said " I will scrap it if it doesnt sell" .

I can't stand it when some lists something that is worth $25 for scrap and they want $300 for it... and then put in the add that they will scrap it if it doesn't sell. Call them up and offer $50 and they won't budge... how silly is that!


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:43 PM

I have saved quite a few items, Most items I found on CL or I saved from the junkyard where they have a u pull it small engine section in a junkyard about an hr from me.

 

1st: Found it in a Scrap Yard and brought it home, it was complete but the engine it was junk, so I found an engine up at the u pull it and swapped over all the needed parts to get it going again.  It was sold about 3 years ago to a guy down the street and he is still using it.019.JPG

 

2nd:  Second was my neighbors tractor, he was going to scrap it, so I bought it and was able to fix it and sell it to someone as a yard cart pulling tractorcraftsman.jpg

 

3rd: I found on CL, I brought it home and put an engine in it from the u pull itHPIM1617.JPG

 

4th: I brought home from the U pull it, I still have it today, I still dont know what brand it is.2012-02-09_13-41-22_34.jpg

 

5th: I found this on CL, was gonna go to scrap I brought it home got it running driving and mowing, I sold it to a friend of mine and the last I heard a guy came up from North Carolina for it and he was going to restore itHPIM2011.JPG

 

6th:  This was also saved from the U pull it, this was my first push mower I ever restored and repowered, the old bricktop ran but not well, I found out that the briggs classic engine had the same bolt pattern and the rest was history, I even found that MTD made an 18" Push Mower and since this Lawn Boy was an 18" I order a 18" blade and used an MTD blade adapter so This was eventually called the Retro Lawn Boy Project ....Still have it, it mows very well, it really shoots the grass out, but I hate to mow with it cause it might get dirty....tractors 003.JPG 2012-03-11_16-09-39_298.jpg

 

7th:  The Lucky Number 7.....Is my latest save, I found this on ebay for $20.  If no one bought it, it was going to be scrapped, so I was told, couldnt let that happen, so I am currently working on it, found an engine for it at the U pull it, and found a parts engine at an engine show to just about complete it, Heres a pic I just took today after wiping it down someIMG_20130129_151916_983.jpg


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Here's another save. Not a GT but cool anyway.163.jpg


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Where did you find the Maytag!!!! :thumbs:  :thumbs: That was a great save.  



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 12:14 PM

side note:  I have flamed stools just like that. I patch mine with 3" wide  black vinyl tape, it matches perfect.


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 01:08 PM

In a truck going to scrap.

 

Where did you find the Maytag!!!! :thumbs:  :thumbs: That was a great save.  






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