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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 08:46 PM

With the cabin fever I have been going thru things on the computer and thought this original paper work from a Wheel Horse model 1257 might interest some of you. I got the paper when I bought the tractor a few years ago.

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Very nice to have the original bill for your tractor.

Prices are about the same for the attachments now.


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:10 PM

It really is very cool paper work/history to have. I got rid of that tractor years ago ( I was a Ebay power seller with a store at the time,so we went thru a lot of tractors. Plus I had a local buy/sell/trade/repair shop.) I don't know if I still have the actual paper work or not any more,I will have to look.



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:15 PM

Considering wages in 1965 that was a pretty serious tractor purchase. Thanks for posting!


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 09:33 PM

I should have looked first because I remembered wrong....again.....lol. The tractor is a 1276. Which makes it a 12hp hydro 1966 model. Something on the receipt that always jumped out at me was as far as I thought I knew was that the 54 inch blade had only been available for the 953 and 1054 models back then. 



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Glad you mentioned the 1054,I picked one up recently that came with the front blade,now I've got a good idea what the blade cost new.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:24 AM

Jim, I fixed the title and man that is some very cool paperwork you have there. If you ever get your hand on some 1257 stuff with Bob & Don's WH, C'ville, IN. I would give anything for it as Dad bought our first WH new from them in 1968 as a leftover. I have a 2357 that I am restoring to give him and the paperwork would just be too much.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:31 AM

Jim, here's a link to my story on our first GT, the WH 1257,

 

http://gardentractor...tractors/page-3

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:47 AM

Great bit of history right there. Granted it was a lot of money back in 1965, but go to a big box store today and purchase a GT. It'll cost a heck of a lot more, and it sure won't last 49 years, let alone ten.

Sickens me going to those stores and there's like four brands of tractors sitting there, and you would think all were made in the same factory and painted a different color. No pride, most of the sale people wouldn't know a jack from a jack handle. No knowledge of what their selling, couldn't even tell you where the thing was made for crying out loud.

I remember going to the IH dealer with my granddad, and they made you feel like you were the most important person that walked through that door today. whether you bought something or not. Oh those were the days :thumbs:  


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:28 AM

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT HOW I MISS THOSE DAYS WHEN EVERYTHING WAS MADE HERE QUALITY WAS FIRST
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Posted January 17, 2014 - 04:12 PM

Looks like the original owner got a good amount of attachments with it. Did you get all those attachments when you bought it?


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the link to a great story Brian and thanks for fixing the title. If I do happen on any 1257 paper work I will talk to you first. Where is the 1257 now,any idea ?  Zippy I agree,today's box store "tractors" are nothing but very cheap riding mowers and most sale people have no idea what they are selling. Tommy,I did not get all the attachments with it,It would have been great if I had. On another interesting notes I do have some Wheel Horse attachments now that I bought from a gentleman who had owned them since 1970,he had bought them and the tractor from the original owner who bought the Charger and attachments new in 1968.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 12:44 AM

Thanks for the link to a great story Brian and thanks for fixing the title. If I do happen on any 1257 paper work I will talk to you first. Where is the 1257 now,any idea ?

 

Jim, Dad kept the 1257 until it was stolen out of our shop in Gainsville, GA in 1997. Have no idea were it went or the 5 farm tractors that all vanished over 3 day  Holiday weekend.






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