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Rare And Unique Vintage Large Garden Tractor - $1150 (Frankfort Ky)


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#1 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 09:08 AM

It's rare and unique...

 

http://lexington.cra...3905115705.html

 

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 09:23 AM

looks like it could be a power king or a jim dandy to me



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 09:31 AM

He says its not homemade, but the tranny and rear axle are Model A Ford. I think maybe the frame and part of the steering is as well.

Edited by Amigatec, July 01, 2013 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:10 AM

He says its not homemade...

of course this is base on the level of "craftsmanship"... neat looking piece but seriously... $1150???



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 11:53 AM

I agree  with twostep that $1,150 might be high but wouldn't it be funny if it's some supper rare tractor and that was a bargain  price ?



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 12:05 PM

It is possible that it could be factory made by a company with limited local distribution?? There were a lot of regional manufatureres. I know there was one called a Country Gentleman  from that part of the country.  But I would not put a value over about 10% of his asking price without a manufacturers tag.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 12:21 PM

I agree  with twostep that $1,150 might be high but wouldn't it be funny if it's some supper rare tractor and that was a bargain  price ?

that would be a kicker... of course you know the seller probably paid $100 for it.

 

He says its not homemade, but the tranny and rear axle are Model A Ford. I think maybe the frame and part of the steering is as well.

Didn't Ride-a-way Pond's use those parts from a model A too?



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Looks like a Gibson... made in Longmont, Colorado-- not too many found in the Eastern US.

 

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:33 PM

I think I was wrong, The Country Squire was built in Kentucky and was sold to Powerking.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 01:33 PM

That tractor was posted here in the Whazzat section a few months back, I'm pretty sure of it.....not sure though if we ever figured it out.

 

Yep, found it....

 

http://gardentractor...eck-have-i-got/



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 03:46 PM

I think it's funny how the absence of "booty-fab" = not homemade to some people.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 05:38 PM

That build is so primitive that the manufacturers, local and national, are going to make them pretty much the same. It might have Ford parts or Crosley parts. That's about it.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 06:00 PM

That is a very slick design.  I bet IF it was homemade some machinist had too much time during a slow period.  I have seen some beautiful homemade machinery.

 

If it is homemade, some of those doodlebug collectors pay ridiculous prices to buy them. 

 

Looks like a Gibson... made in Longmont, Colorado-- not too many found in the Eastern US.

 

Smitty

I was thinking the same thing, Smitty.  But the ones that small had tiller steering, I'm pretty sure. 

 

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 06:30 PM

I've run into a half dozen Gibsons here in Utah. One had a steering wheel--perhaps an optional kit...

One other difference-- all the Gibsons I've seen had a company built differential with planetary finals...

Smitty

Edited by Utah Smitty, July 01, 2013 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Looks like a Gibson... made in Longmont, Colorado-- not too many found in the Eastern US.
 
Smitty

here you go Smitty3te3Mb3H15G25q15Med6i6d2b2b548e8617e61.jpg
http://huntsville.cr...3879930140.html

Edited by jms180, July 01, 2013 - 08:06 PM.





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