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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:15 PM

:ditto: :anyone: :biting_nails: :tapping_fingers:



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:43 PM

Pictures of what?  ME?  1st day was warm, very windy at first, hard to put up tarp. Lots of lookers in am, not so much in afternoon. I sold the Case 222 I took, have  a nibble or two on the Whorse with engine in it. Sold a few trinkets.  Found Steve Guider, he doesn't really bring much to these shows.  Guess I'll try to look you up again. Found a few Power Kings or Economy's really.  One Speedex that was too high price, S23, and a 1655 White, kinda ruff, but had nice blower and tiller on trailer, and maybe a rear pto or ?? with long shaft. No one there, just a number. Didn't see any blade, which I would like. Have plenty more to look at other days. Found an 8hp 181 from Whorse, might have to get for my B80 project in future. Found a real old style mounting PK blade, maybe for Jim Dandy or early tractor. Won't fit mine, but might get it, just to have that odd one, case a need comes up from someone! is real complete with side shoes, lift links and all. Way too much Green and too much green needed to buy most!  Found a Johnson loader from case for $1200 and looked like a couple riding around on a buyers wagon down the aisles. Found a D18 Whorse, but front all off and engine in baskets, kohler. Had big rear deck too, but still wanted $1000 for the darn thing! I'ld like to try a D series.

 

Note to me;  Take pictures.....take pictures,,,,,,take pix!


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 07:07 PM

I can second everything he said about the first day.  Today was overcast and a bit threatining at time but only spit rain for a moment, then it cleared off and got quite hot if you were out in the sun.  Lots of overpriced stuff to say the least. Atleast folks can still dream.  I did pickup a nice complete rear lift, sleeve hitch and rototiller for my 7116 Simplicity, along with a couple of trinkets.  We did sell a few small items, hoping some of the large ones sell tomorrow before we pull out for good.  Cheers  Mike



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Any Bolens?



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 07:53 PM

I hope there is something left Saturday.

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Yepper, several Bolens tractors for sale.  If you are not there when the gates open on saturday, dont bother.  Most are packed up and gone friday night or by noon saturday.  We went last year on saturday, only thing that made it worth while is we sold a couple large items.  If I was shopping, I would have left disappointed. Thrusday and Fridays are the days to either play hookie from work or take a personal day if you can.   Mike


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Yepper, several Bolens tractors for sale.  If you are not there when the gates open on saturday, dont bother.  Most are packed up and gone friday night or by noon saturday.  We went last year on saturday, only thing that made it worth while is we sold a couple large items.  If I was shopping, I would have left disappointed. Thrusday and Fridays are the days to either play hookie from work or take a personal day if you can.   Mike

 

 

Is Thrusday a good day to go to the show in aug? I like to see if I can pick the Bolens stuff before others do. :D



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:24 PM

I was at the swap meet Wed.  It was a good time, took home  a few 'treasures'.

Its fun just to get out to the first  (for me) swap in the spring.  

 

Swap meets aren't always about things you need, they're about things you want. !



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Well, second day was just like noted above, but turned real nice. I finally took some pictures of some oddball stuff around there. Didn't get ME in any though!  Not sure how many you can put in a post, but here's a few. Found a David Bradly frame just like one you can see on here that guy wanted to know what it was.  Couple of WI made tractors that I never heard of, names on the dash and grills. Cockshutt Hot Rod, a PK blade for old time PK, not sure what models. Help me with that guys. Found a White blade for my 990 or maybe the White too.  BOUGHT or will tomorrow really a Wheelhorse D-180. Always wanted a big one, and this one runs/drives. Came with real big tiller, snow blade, 48" deck, cultivator for 3-pt., Disc. All that for only $1000. Think I did good. Another one just like it was there with front end all apart and engine in buckets, and a rear finish mower and he wanted $1000 for that one. Was gonna re-look at it, till I found the one I am buying. Pix later on that one. Sold the 222 Case, had nibbles on the W'horses I have there, no buyers yet, and nibble on the MTD tiller. Wish that could disappear. An overpriced JD Economy for $800 was found. Not much in Economy this year. Nice looking Toro "truck" there with flatbed and a chevy engine, and duals, and Skull hood ornament. $7000 is all, was neat tho.

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 11:03 PM

Couple shots of my tarp and two trailers, some knives and toys my buddy had, two Amigos, Hillbilly special ride w/top and chrome wheels and junk added,

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Any old or odd bolens stuff?



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 11:23 PM

All Bolens is ODD stuff, heh!  Saw a few, and one tiller off one, that looks very much like my MTD tiller, bet same manufacturer of them.  $200 for that, looked pretty clean.  I don't know B-models too well and don't pay much attention to them. Sorry!



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 11:42 PM

There sure seems to be a lot of empty real estate this year. Ususally Wed and Thurs nights ther are a lot coming in. Haven't seen much of anything all night. I've seen better turn outs at the swamp meets that this place is famous for! I'm thinking the farming being so far behind this year is having a lot to do with it but who's to say some isn't related to the economy. We haven't had a lot of people by our place but the ones that were seemed to be spending money. Another thing we were discussing was the effect the internet has on these. Years ago these were the basic venue for finding needed parts and selling extras. Locals and people not even associated with the hobby would bring finds out to see if someone woud be interested before it was pitched. Today with the internet, its like a swap meet every day. Combine that and the high price of scrap.  A lot of the good stuff here was already bought or sold before it left home.The swappng is starting to be a big party where you bring stuff I bought in your neck of the woods and I'll bring the stuff you bought in mine. If you don't want to sell you put an outrageous price on it. Oh well, tomorrow is another day and we'll see what it brings.



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Any old or odd bolens stuff?

There are 2 1/2 model A Power Hoes here. I think the 1/2 is for sale. the other 2 were a pre show deal but one of those could still probably be bought.



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Posted May 17, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Sold hardly anything today, with the weather starting to turn, we loaded up and headed for Kokomo at 3:30 and were home by 5:30.  Waiting on it to stop pouring rain to unload here at home.  I think the grounds were filled up more than last year, but we only went on Thursday.  Was really getting thin when we left this afternoon, so I suspect anybody going tomorrow will find few pickings to choose from.   Shame, some folks have to work during the week and cant get time off to make it to the show during the week.   I think the main things killing the buying, besides the late planting season this year is economy, high gas prices and craigslist/ebay.  Both have become perfered ways between shows to find that next project, get rid of unwanted stuff/projects ect.  The summer show might be the exception but with the super high selling spot prices, my friend and I just come to look/buy and enjoy the day.  And that is just 1 day then, with the usual high heat/humidity that time of summer, that one day is enough for us.  Officialy for the 2013 spring Portland swap, I picked up the rear lift, sleeve hitch, complete rototiller for my 7116 Simplicity(all from one dealer), a compression gauge off a $1 table and a nice quad flash amber strobe for $10 that works perfectly.    See you all at the summer show.    Mike






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