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Posted May 17, 2013 - 05:24 PM

Found this in the bunches of tractors a couple weeks ago.It had on the id plate The Charles Machine Company.After a quick search turns out to be a early Ditch Witch .It is all there including the Trencher.I will try to get some more pictures in the next few weeks

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 05:27 PM

That's a cool machine you found there! Good luck with it!


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Posted May 17, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Looks like that could be neat

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 08:01 PM

That's cool! It would make a nice start to a custom GT :thumbs:



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Posted May 17, 2013 - 08:03 PM

I agree, it looks like a perfect candidate for heavy modification!



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Posted May 17, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Modification?  I think it might someday be valuable to a Ditch Witch collector. 

 

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Hey that looks familiar. I bet it has my fingerprints on it.



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Got some some things given to me by Grandpa at the tractor grave yard,they were not high dollar stuff but it is a start.The Grandson told me he must really like you because he never gives stuff away.He also shot me a price on the Ditch Witch,I ask him about it and said he was going to take it to the scrap yard as he had no use for it.when he parked it he had just rebuilt the engine and got done digging with it and it started making a noise.He thought it was the bolts came loose from the torque converter.He finally told me he would take,which was 300.00 told him that i was going to the beach for a week and would not be able to do anything until next month.The grandson said he will not let anything happen to it.It is a V-4.Found this picture on the Ditch Witch site

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:25 PM

It was  made in 1963 and 1964

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:37 PM

I was wondering if you ever heard anything more on the witch



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:47 PM

He is talking about taking a lot to scrap.His family is afraid they will have to pay somebody to end up getting rid of it.Do you know anybody in the scrap business?

 

I was wondering if you ever heard anything more on the witch



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:48 PM

What a nice find! That would be one awesome project. 



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:53 PM

He is talking about taking a lot to scrap.His family is afraid they will have to pay somebody to end up getting rid of it.Do you know anybody in the scrap business?

I might could find someone. LOL


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:05 PM

It is probably more than i can handle

 

What a nice find! That would be one awesome project. 

I was at a friends house the other day and his cousin happened to be there and told me that he worked at a powder coating company.They just so happen to be doing work for the place that i work and told me his boss said he could do work on the side.He will do a gt ,sandblast and powder coat for 100.00.I will have to find out what this would cost.  



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Looks like a wisconsin in it...

 

Does he have any Bolens stuff?






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