Anyone have any good leads on a HT23 in southern PA? We are willing to go some distance for a nice one.
Here's the long story for those interested.
My Brother and I have started an effort to reduce the labor for our Dad on his small farm. Over the last year, my brother and I built a hydraulic dump cart (3'x5') and upgraded an old Sears Custon XL10 he already had to run it. Now we need some thing to fill it with. Originally, we were planning to modify a '74 D160 wheel Horse and build a loader for it. We figured we would need to at add split brakes, power steering, and foot hydro control to make it user friendly for loader work.
I asked the question, "is there something out there that is already set-up that way" to save us the fabrication time. After lots of searching, I really liked the PowerMax AC/Simplicity tractors and the Case/Ingersoll tractors. However I was really impressed when i stumbled on the Bolens large frames. They already have the foot control for the drive, 3 pt option, power steering option and lots of cool implements. The other selling factor was the use of Kohler engines over the Onans all the other use. So, now I need to find one. Of course, the HT23 is the best with the 2 speed rear and power steering. We still plan to build our own loader.
So, any leads would be appreciated. Or, if anyone is willing to sell off one of there extras, let me know. It will get put to good use and I'm sure it will be happy.
Edited by ddechri, October 04, 2010 - 12:24 PM.