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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I had called about this one.  He's asking $1500, last I checked.  Again, tempting, but poor timing for me.

 

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 06:21 AM

That critter looks homebuilt.  Is that the case?

 

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 04:40 PM

That critter looks homebuilt.  Is that the case?

 

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No, they weren't homebuilt.  They were manufactured by Mayrath Machinery of Dodge City, Kansas.  They made mainly portable grain augers.  They made the tractors from about 1949 to 1952, or thereabouts, I think.  I'm no expert on them.  They also made a deluxe version with a sheet metal body, pictured below.  I think I also read somewhere that they started making the tractors in the winter time just to give the workers something to do.  There weren't too many of them produced in total, and even fewer of the deluxe versions.  Again, I'm no expert on these machines, but I seem to recall that information from somewhere or other.  Actually, I think I read part of that in another thread on this forum, in addition to some other places.

 

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Posted June 21, 2013 - 04:57 PM

A guy down the road of me has one.



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Posted June 21, 2013 - 08:12 PM

I learned something today!  Thanks for sharing the information on them.  That looks like it would be a very nice machine to add to any collection.  I wonder how far out they spread, if any could be in VA?

 

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