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#1 bigge61 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:10 PM

I brought my new 1655 home today! Bought it right with a 4850 tiller and a snow thrower and a deck....check out the serial number! Sorry if the pictures are upside down but  not real sure how to turn them!  The body panels are all pretty strait but the dash and tunnel cover are in pretty bad shape.  The frame has a repair where it cracked gonna gind that out and lay a better weld.  The motor is not original but I do have all the original service manuals for the tractor, tiller and blower ( that I sold on the way home from picking it up!).  The PO also added power steering to the rig, I will post pictures later when I take it apart some more to fix some farmer repairs!  uploadfromtaptalk1395536922813.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1395536958216.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1395536983424.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1395537002279.jpg


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:15 PM

WOW! That is neat. A very nice GT too. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:15 PM

Cool :thumbs:


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:18 PM

I like it.First one off the line.Thanks for sharing...
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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Wow a piece of History with some value.

I never see a # 1 serial number.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Can you say.....SCORE!


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Wow!  Awfully nice condition for the 1st one off the line too!  


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:30 PM

    Very nice, I am usually an allis guy but I would like to get one of those old Massey's I think they look great.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:37 PM

Wow, Super nice score!


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:43 PM

That is something I've never seen before.  I figured most of the "first born" GT's were long since abandoned in a scrap yard.  Or we'll never know what #1 was, since the model's serial was started at an odd number. 

 

I hate to put a value on it, but something like that can only go up as people enter the hobby.  There was a pair of guys up north somewhere, the Kellers, who collected as many of the "first born" Johnny Popper John Deeres as they could.  Their collection is incredible, and the value is astronomical.  Its only a matter of time until that happens to GT's, too.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Yes sir the first one off the line.  Your pictures do a good job at showing how well built those MF are.  Maybe you can post some more pictures after you get everything cleaned up and sorted out.  She looks like its been taken care of.  Thanks for sharing your find.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:55 PM

Very nice find. Always heard about the first runs but my first to see one. Congrats!


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Great find!!!!



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Let the love affair begin. Thats a nice GT you got there and Number 1 to boot. Thats a great score and I am sure you will fall in love with it more everytime you use it.



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 10:22 PM

This is my 3rd 1655 and I have a 1450 and a 14.... they are amazing machines!

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