I know this doesn't qualify as a GT but it's a tractor and I think it passes muster as a "Farm Tractor". I'm heading out tonight on a road trip to take a look at a 1974 Leyland 154 tractor. The back story goes something like this:
The current owner is the neighbor across the street from the original owner. The current owner has had it for a little over a year. The original owner bought it new for the primary purpose of snow removal. The current owner reports that it's always been garage kept. The original owner put brand new rear tires on the tractor just before the current owner bought it a little over a year ago. The paint on the tin is in original condition and the loader has been repainted; in one pic it does look like the frame of the tractor may have been repainted at one point. It is a 4 cylinder gas engine that by report runs good and strong. It has a 3 pt. hitch and comes with the cab (no sides but windshield with electric wiper). The tractor has 1546+/- hours on her. The original owner had the rear tire weighted with calcium chloride and luckily did so inside tubes. The tires are not currently weighted but the plan would be to fill tires for added weight/traction.
Now to see how the seller's story stacks up to what I observe tonight....yes I know it's not advisable to make any purchases at night but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. I will be bringing plenty of light to "shine" on the subject.
I'm new to the larger tractors and even newer to Leylands. I had been looking for a Ford 8N but when I came across this tractor and heard it described as a "Ford 8N on steroids" I couldn't help but take a look.
I'm planning to use it primarily for keeping up my long dirt lane (rear grader), snow removal and anything around the property that requires a loader. My dad and I are driving almost 3 hours to take a look tonight and hopefully all will check out.
Any thoughts on what in particular I should be looking for?
Do you have any thoughts about value...I know this is a tricky question I'm just wondering about ball park as I've never ventured into the Leyland brand?
Any thoughts for me regarding this tractor being a good match for what I'm looking to use it for?
Edited by Moosetales, September 20, 2013 - 02:49 PM.