Vote Now! For Featured Tractor of the Month of January
Posted December 02, 2010 - 06:35 PM
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.
Posted December 04, 2010 - 06:33 PM
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.
Posted December 11, 2010 - 02:21 PM
Posted December 12, 2010 - 06:14 PM
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.
Posted December 12, 2010 - 07:56 PM
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!
Posted December 01, 2010 - 09:33 PM
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
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.
Please remember that the winning tractor cannot be nominated again for a full year. Thanks and good luck!
Posted December 14, 2010 - 07:58 PM
Come on guys!! Get Voting!
Posted December 14, 2010 - 09:04 PM
- grand said thank you
Posted December 15, 2010 - 04:42 PM
Posted December 16, 2010 - 03:41 AM
Posted December 19, 2010 - 06:44 PM
I still need to get some shots to post
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.
Posted December 21, 2010 - 03:01 PM
Can't wait to see pics of you tractor.
Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:37 PM
Posted December 26, 2010 - 09:36 PM