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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:22 AM

Can not touch this, out of all the GT this and the Landlord are the only ones i really want, hoping someone close by to CT could snatch it up, looks to be prime shape ! Dk about the mower deck, judging by the condition of the tractor it must be in good shape too.

 

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:48 AM

Very nice!  One of those is on my short list.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 09:49 AM

Wow...yeah, that one is a peach! Its doubtful we will see another in that sort of original skin. I would LOVE to have that blower, and would really like to have the original manuals he mentions. If someone picks it up, and would consider selling any of that, let me know.

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:21 AM

That is a very nice M/W Squire, I wish my Squire was in that nice of shape.

 

Hope someone here gets it bought up for sure.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Josh, do you have pics of what the mower deck should look like? :smilewink:



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Actually, I do!  From when I brought my Squire 9 home...standard Simplicity 42" deck, but in bronze.  Bronze attachments are extremely scarce.  I've seen a handful of blowers, 2-3 tillers, a couple decks, and only 1 factory bronze hydrolift.  I have the original M/W catalogs from the Simplicity/bronze years, and they show basically the entire attachment collection, as avaialble through Wards, and rpesumably in bronze.  I'd love a few nice originals, but I would have to build a new barn if I brought home much more.

 

I did text the fella, asking about his paperwork....I'd like to buy that if I could.  Haven't heard anything back.  Yet.

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 11:25 AM

Another I found...

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 12:38 PM

By the looks of the auger on the SB, that machine doesn't have very many hours on it at all!!



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 01:43 PM

Settled on a price and a day,



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:16 PM

Glad to hear it's going to one of our members. Can't wait to see more photos of it. When are you picking it up?

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:16 PM

Settled on a price and a day,

 

Good for you!  That's a great machine, and truly scarce in that condition.  I'm drooling over it!

 

I'm sure a 'steal' can be found on them now and again, but for a collector, they are unique, and drive a higher price than their Simplicity and Allis counterparts.  Personally, it's my favorite color of the Simplicity-built roundhood tractors.  Having taken mine to shows, I get more comments and questions on the Wards, than anything else.  Folks will stroll past my Allis Loader and look, but they STOP when they get to the bronze one.  :rocker2:

 

Mine was pretty darn rough, and non-running when I gave $300 for it, with just a deck.  The one listed is in rare condition, has OEM lights ($100/pair), original Riverside tires, the super condition blower, and is presumably a good runner.  I could see $600 as a very fair price....maybe the $700, to the right guy.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:32 PM

Dug up my pics of the '64 Farm Catalog.  She was $779 new, with the deck.  The blower was $149.50.  You got a steal!  =]  It apparently has "more power and stamina than you'll ever need" also!  :firejumper:

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:51 PM

Moved fast, saterday, late morning to afternoon, would be earlier but nasty snow tommorow.

I am overwhelmed, did not know it was that special !, Oh My God :hitting_self_roller: have been watching for the Landlord, figured i would never be able to find a Squire 9.

Now to get it, will be tense with the thought someone might offer the full $ 700 and i may lose it.

I may now own two bronze tractors.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:58 PM

haha...don't mean to make you anxious.  I was pleasantly suprised to see it when you posted that.  I'm a little nuts-o over the bronze tractors, but have seen them slip away for suprisingly 'high' prices.  I'm used to shopping for the Simplicity & Allis, so what sells for $400 in orange, can sell for $600 in bronze.  They do not hang around.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Oh, That is ok, you see, i am the kind of guy that if it is out of my means i will try my hardest to find someone that will love and care for it for what it is instead of some lowballer that will use and abuse it and end up in the junk pile for parts.

Even if you was to broker a deal i would still be very, very thrilled, it is the end results that matters to me the most. Have seen plenty slip through my fingers too or i was unshure about the deal.

I am a quiet collector, it is not often i do this on a open fourm.

Any info would be greatly appreciated, please bury me. Have watched and learned from your restorations and infos.






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