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#1 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:03 PM

I was sitting here looking at some old pictures today, while writing up the TOM entry, and thought about the one I let go. Now this aint something that happens often here, as for yrs I never sold any parts or tractors, until the pile got huge and the wife got growly, then there was the work it took to mow around them all. So here's a picture of a 1928 Red-E that I let go to another collector, who restored it to complete working state. It was only missing the push rods to the valve train, other than that it was unstuck and runnable.

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:06 PM

I have no pics of it, but I regret a few.  The biggest blunder was selling my 69 David Bradley Suburban 4 wheel tractor.  I had added 3pt hydraulic lift to tend garden & it did all my mowing back 25+ years ago.  Then my Massey 14& Wheel Horse GT 14....I should have kept them!


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:18 PM

1972 Homelite T15 H: Only built one year, had every option on it except the rear light, and I had almost all the Homelite attachments for it that were offered that year.

 

If you look at the last pic, I had put on Firestone F 23 rears and V61 fronts on it the last spring I owned it.

 

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I guess I'm a user, not a collector. Know what descriptive word rhymes with user?

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:42 PM

yes I know, but you have large earth moving items, so i'll keep it to my self. I do like that blue color of the Homie.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 04:19 PM

Well........ALL of them!  Have had several brands. Most missed are Power Kings, Massey's, early Sears, some BIG MM tractors.....yeah, just All of them! 

 

One's I Want to Buy..........All of Them!   Want! Want!     Sell!   Cry!!   Buy More! :loosing_it:


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 05:17 PM

Where to begin,   Gibson tiller steer tractor with front dozer blade and rear cultivator and one bottom plow 195?, Simplicity two wheel with several attachments, Homelite R-7, Homelite Power walk behind mower, sears rider lawn mower Unkn. year, Montgomery ward 16hp with hydro drive and hydro lift, steel wheeled walk behind with wisconson motor (never did know what brand it was), Snapping Turtel 36" turf mower with sulkey and front dethatcher, Simplicity 7014 S with rear tiller and front dozer blade, with mower deck.  (gave to my BIL because he didn't have a tractor  A lot of these were when I was a kid at home.  Thanks. Roger.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Only three I ever let go:

 

[1] 1973 G14 Bolens.  I used it to trim mow for several years and blade snow in winter with a Wheel Horse blade I found in a customers scrap pile. It caught fire and burned in late 1995 and it sat until I sold it to my dad in 1997.  He still has it in his collection of [estimated] 300+ garden tractors. 

[2] Allis Chalmers 410.  Back in 1997 I traded for it from a friend that needed a small 2 wheel trailer and didn't have any cash.  After it sat here for 15 years he called and wanted it back so I made him a good deal.   I used the carb for my Gravely 424 otherwise I never did anything with it.

[3] Sears GT18.  engine was blown when I got it.  Mainly just saving it from the scrap man.  Dad took it along with the Bolens and some other junk I had sitting around.  That was in 1997 and I started collecting Gtractors in 1998 when I bought my first Gravely two wheeler. 

 

There are some guys really wanting a few of my treasures but they will just have to outlive me.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Only three I ever let go:

[1] 1973 G14 Bolens. I used it to trim mow for several years and blade snow in winter with a Wheel Horse blade I found in a customers scrap pile. It caught fire and burned in late 1995 and it sat until I sold it to my dad in 1997. He still has it in his collection of [estimated] 300+ garden tractors.
[2] Allis Chalmers 410. Back in 1997 I traded for it from a friend that needed a small 2 wheel trailer and didn't have any cash. After it sat here for 15 years he called and wanted it back so I made him a good deal. I used the carb for my Gravely 424 otherwise I never did anything with it.
[3] Sears GT18. engine was blown when I got it. Mainly just saving it from the scrap man. Dad took it along with the Bolens and some other junk I had sitting around. That was in 1997 and I started collecting Gtractors in 1998 when I bought my first Gravely two wheeler.

There are some guys really wanting a few of my treasures but they will just have to outlive me. :thumbs:

Can I get directions to Dad's house? :smilewink:
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 09:52 PM

The Bantam. It was only here for a week 20 years ago... Way before they were an addiction.
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Here is the one that I wish I would have kept. It was a Sears 18/6 gt that I bought at a yard sale for $25. I didn't have the time to work on it so I sold it to some one who wanted it for parts.

 

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Here are two that I built up and sold:

 

A 1964 Sears Custom-6 with a 10 HP motor and a sickle mower.

 

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Mid 70's MTD Farm King 990 with streached out frame and belly grader.

 

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:31 AM

Man, the 990 has some MAX wheels/tires on it at least. You have to put P/steering on that? Column just looked diff.  Nice concrete weights too. Bet you Made those too?



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:58 AM

There have been a couple of gt's I sold that I wish I still had.  The Massey GTX16, the T-75 Panzer, the Ford LGT145 to name a few.  I traded or sold many to get to the John Deere 140 that I have now.  One of 'em I traded is coming back home.  I traded the Massey for a J D 318, then traded back , then traded it (the Massey) for another JD 140 and blade, then sold that 140 and that blade.  In the meantime the friend of mine who wanted the 318 back bought a Kubota and now wants to sell the 318.  I like the power steering feature on it as well as the 3-point it has, so now I am buying it back from him.  Gotta like those John Deere's!


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 07:33 AM

I've let go of a few as a way of upgrading, no real regrets though:

 

1969-140 w/Johnson loader:

 

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65-110:

 

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67-112:

 

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71-110:

 

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And the 74-112:

 

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I've recently sold off most of my JD lawn carts, simply because I had too much stuff for the storage space available!   ~~  Lowell


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Oh boy...I've let go of more than I could ever remember.  I save far more than I could ever keep, but there have been a two that I miss.  My HB-112 & 3212H.  But, they were sent to fabulous homes, and not without very good reason.  Ah well...I can find others :thumbs:

 

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I've felt more regret over a few attachments I've let go of...namely, the loader above, and my EZ Rake and Groundsaw.

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