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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Im looking at a Allis Chalmers homesteader 8. Its kinda rough. Motor turns over and has compression. Other than that I don't know much about it. No mower deck or attachments. (example picture) below

Any idea of value? Guy wants $50.

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:43 PM

He should ask $50 for those pants. No idea on the tractor......


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 09:51 PM

He should ask $50 for those pants. No idea on the tractor......

Uh...Cat....I don't think its the same guy.... :flipping_flapjacks: :bigrofl:  If you want something to tinker with the price sounds OK to me. It would bring close to that for scrap. They are a very tough,well built and capable tractor for their size with several smaller GT style attachments that were  available for them.Grader blades,snow / dozer blade,tiller and more.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:13 AM

They are one of the best built LTs but they have a center frame pivot. If that has rusted so that it is stuck, it is major work to fix. Most guys end up cutting the frame to fix it. If it is still loose, thats a nice deal. Mine has the fastest speed in reverse of any tractor I've driven. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:51 AM

That sounds reasonable. (even without the pants)



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Posted November 26, 2013 - 08:28 AM

I'd give $50 for a decent parts tractor for sure.

I love my Homesteader.  They're basically the same as the Simplicity Broadmoor so the basic design was in service over 10 years from '64 through, I believe, '76.

It's a lawn tractor but blurs the line a bit as they had ground engaging attachments available.

Plus, nothing else gives that cool but weird feeling of the dash twisting one direction while your butt twists the other way. :D


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'd give $50 for a decent parts tractor for sure.

I love my Homesteader.  They're basically the same as the Simplicity Broadmoor so the basic design was in service over 10 years from '64 through, I believe, '76.

It's a lawn tractor but blurs the line a bit as they had ground engaging attachments available.

Plus, nothing else gives that cool but weird feeling of the dash twisting one direction while your butt twists the other way. :D

 

 

Couldn't have said it better myself!  I'm on a small frame kick lately.  I'd give $50 for it, no problem.  Bringing home a cousin of his, a B-208 Super, tonite!



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Posted November 28, 2013 - 07:13 PM

I had a pair of pants like that and a white belt.

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Posted November 29, 2013 - 08:20 PM

I had a pair of pants like that and a white belt.


"Had" or have? ;)
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Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:13 PM

"Had" or have? ;)


That isn't nice!

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Posted December 02, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Actually, I'm pretty sure I was wearing a pair like that in my first day of school picture. That ad would be about the right year, also.




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