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Poll: Vote Now for Featured Tractor of the Month for January (75 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote Now for Featured Tractor of the Month for January

  1. Simplicity M1 (20 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. Bolens 800 (21 votes [28.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.00%

  3. Allis 716H (12 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  4. Massey Ferguson MF10 (14 votes [18.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.67%

  5. Bolens 1050 (8 votes [10.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.67%

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#1 AcreFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2010 - 06:35 PM

Ok... I'll throw my hat into the ring.

I'm entering my 1951 Simplicity M-1. I found this tractor sitting behind a flea-market, rotting in the grass. $50.00 later it was following me home on a trailer. It needed a little work to get it running, and after that I repainted it. The blade in the pic is a 'V' plow I made out of an unknown GT dozer blade.
When we lived in NY I used this tractor and plow to clear our walkway from the house to the driveway during the winter. We moved here, and left the tractor in storage up there. By the time I finally got it home, it had not been fired in over 4 years. I'll be darned if it wasn't running in 2 pulls! Now it lives a semi retired life... I used it last winter to move a few inches of snow just for kicks, and I ploughed some with it last spring. During the summer I used it to move a little dirt and some concrete chunks, as well as some little things I could find for it to do.

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 06:33 PM

I decided to nominate my Bolens 800 after all.

I bought this Bolens 800 off of eBay last year. It ended up being one of the best deals that we have come across so far. The auction on the tractor ended in the middle of the day through the normal work week which helped with there not being too many other bidders on it. We won the auction with a bid of $325.00. The pictures on the auction showed about three buckets worth of parts that were included along with an extra mower deck and a snow blower.

My son went down to pick the Bolens 800 up with a Dodge Caravan. Come to find out it came with way more stuff then we were expecting. It came with 3 mower decks, one complete and two shells, a snow blower, a snow blade, about 8 buckets of parts. It was basically a torn apart 1254 and a bunch of extra parts. There were about 3 drivelines, 3 or 4 engines which basically don't belong to any Bolens. There was also an auxiliary hydraulic lift. The van was packed full on the inside and the snow blade, snow blower and mower decks all rode on the roof rack.

Here are the pictures of my Bolens 800 decorated for Christmas.

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 02:21 PM

Here's my Allis 716H thats now a 712H .I just got this tractor the end of October so it's still slowly being restored.I'am pretty much done on the mechanical aspect of the tractor and it will get fresh paint come warmer weather. I saw this tractor on Kijiji in winnipeg one morning,it was around 7 am the guy had just posted it for $320. saying it could be a good winter project for some one as the motor was shot and it needed some TLC.He said he had sold his place and was moving into town and didn't have room at the new place.I called him right away and had a nice chat with him,and told him I could be there in a couple hrs to buy it from him.He said he wasn't going to be home untill 3:30 pm so I told him I'd be there and I'd buy it from him sight unseen.So he gave me his address and cell number and he wanted me to call him before I got to his place.Anyway I did what he asked and I was in his driveway at 3:30 pm.He wasn't home when I got to his place but was able to look at the tractor and check it out before he got there which was 5 minutes after my arrival.After we had loaded everything up,he told me that he must have had about 75 calls today about the tractor and he had to tell everyone that it was already sold.I got very lucky to have gotten it,in this case it was the early bird got the worm.I've been looking for one like this for awhile now and am very glad to have gotten it.I had put the harness on our dog but she wasn't going to pull the sleigh,she'd much rather ride in the sleigh LOL.Larry

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Posted December 12, 2010 - 06:14 PM

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I nominate my GT
This is my 1966 Massey Ferguson MF10 garden tractor, I got this about a year ago as a parts tractor but decided to fix it up when I found out that it was the first year production for the MF10s,12s. It has the typical 66 features plus the narrow wheel option. There is a thread and an article on this tractor here at GTtalk, tells the full story.

Pictures are taken in front of the house it was light rain at the time, today started with rain, then snow and then rain again. Was hoping for a snowy picture but at least I got Xmas lights in it. This is a working tractor, it hasn't been used for much but is capable of doing whatever a MF10 can do. I have 2 sets of rear narrow tires on rims, turfs and as shown AGs. I have the MF610 mower deck, MF620 snow thrower, MF630 dozer blade for this tractor even the MF650 tiller attachment for it.

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Posted December 12, 2010 - 07:56 PM

This is my Bolens 1050. I had this tractor for a good 10 years. It is used as my workhorse Bolens that I do all the snowblowing, tilling , plowing ,ect. This past summer I rebuilt the TR-10D engine and painted the rims along with my newly acquired wheel weights. This fall I had the starter generator rebuilt so I could use the lights when blowing snow. I also am experimenting with rubber tire chains this year. I was only able to drive the tractor around the snow a little bit and it worked well. I guess we will have to wait until we get some slick spots to truly tell if the rubber tire chains really work. A new seat was also added to give me some comfort while being out in the elements LOL :D
This was my attempt of making the Bolens a Christmas reindeer. I added some antlers to the sides of the hood and used an old pin cushion as the nose. The headlights were the eyes. I also wrapped it in lights and put two ornaments on the snow caster chute.
Here are some pics ... As you can see in the last pic.. those old General electric Bulbs really blind you! :poke:

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 09:33 PM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of January has now officially started and will end the last day of December.

The winner will be featured on the front page for the entire month of January starting on the 1st of the month and will be in our featured tractors section for infinity :D

We will start new nominations at the same time as well so keep an eye out on this forum to know when to submit a nomination or vote.

Our theme this time is the tractors had to be dressed for Christmas.

Here is a list of the nominees in no special order:


  • 1951 Simplicity M1 - AcreFarm
  • Bolens 800 - grand
  • Allis 716H - massey driver
  • 1966 Massey Ferguson MF10 - DH1
  • Bolens 1050 - Bolens 1000

Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below. :D

Please remember that the winning tractor cannot be nominated again for a full year. Thanks and good luck!

#7 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 07:58 PM

Only 6 Votes so far....
Come on guys!! Get Voting!

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 09:04 PM

This was a really tough decision! I really liked all of the nominations, but I think I'm gonna have to vote for Grand! That Granddaughter of yours is the clincher! She's just so darned cute...and she looks like she's enjoying the ride. That is to say I would really like to vote for Grand...however there are no selection "buttons" beside the nominees. Is anyone else having this problem?
  • grand said thank you

#9 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 04:42 PM

I'm with you Steve,this is a hard one.

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Posted December 16, 2010 - 03:41 AM

All of these are nice tractors and their owners should be very proud and anyone of them are capable of walking away with it pretty tough decision

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 06:44 PM

All are really nice mabey after the frist of the year i will get to work one my tractor
I still need to get some shots to post

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 07:06 PM

All are really nice mabey after the frist of the year i will get to work one my tractor
I still need to get some shots to post


Yep, they are all nice choices this month. Makes for a tough decision.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 03:01 PM

Welcome hankwilliams,glad to have you with us.
Can't wait to see pics of you tractor.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:37 PM

It's a pretty close race this month. Get them votes in everyone. Only a little over a week to vote :D

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Posted December 26, 2010 - 09:36 PM

Awsome tractors guys! Thanks for sharing all the pics and stories/history. I am kinda stuck right now and not sure which way to go.




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