WORK WORK WORK the other guys are right, if they aren't for work I don't buy them.
Do You Use Your Restored Tractors?
Posted May 20, 2014 - 02:23 PM
Posted May 20, 2014 - 02:42 PM
I run them but depends what it is
Posted May 20, 2014 - 05:28 PM
Depends on he tractor, most of them have a purpose.
L/60, 317 Special & 100 are mostly show tractors! ~~ Lowell
- Gtractor and johndeereelfman have said thanks
Posted May 20, 2014 - 06:16 PM
The 120 is a worker, the 312 (when done) will be a worker, and the 110 that the family purchased new will be a show queen when I get it finished. The side tag 110 would likely be a show piece too.
Posted May 20, 2014 - 06:22 PM
All of mine are workers, but some day I plan to restore one for a "Show Queen".
Posted May 20, 2014 - 07:19 PM
I do not work my restored tractors, their retired like me one of my gts is fifty seven years old another two are fifty six. I enjoy bringing them out on nice days washing and waxing them taking them for a spin down the street or to shows I own workers for the menial tasks.
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Posted May 20, 2014 - 08:03 PM
I have repairs and restored a few JD's 112, 2-210, 212, and 214
use them for a wait then I sell them
I need to restore the 3 I have 110, 212 and 214
I like working on them and glad somebody can get years of service from and fun with them
- johndeereelfman said thank you
Posted May 20, 2014 - 08:58 PM
Do I use my restored tractors??? Heck, I don't even use my un-restored tractors!!!
In all seriousness, as soon as I get this 140 back together, all of the round fenders will be put on the shelves to wait their turn for restoration. After they are restored, the only time they will come out of the garage will be for local shows or parades. The goals, dreams, and motivation to restore them is solid, it's just trying to find the time and money to complete the tasks is what I need now.
One of the main reasons for me not to use the restored tractors, is mostly due to having a hard time finding replacement parts, especially the 112's with Tecumseh engines. If it weren't for that, then I would most likely use these tractors every chance I could. There isn't a law as to how many times a tractor gets restored is there!
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Posted May 20, 2014 - 10:09 PM
All mine are workers except for one of my 1966 Sears custom 6s that might be a show tractor,all I have done is the deck and I spent a bunch of time restoring it and do not want to damage it. It has been in the family for years and do have another custom 6 I will be using for a back up tractor,the other custom 6 was originally bought for parts mainly to get the correct deck but was too good to cut up so it got a running motor and found a deck to put on it.
Posted May 20, 2014 - 10:12 PM
Posted May 21, 2014 - 04:25 PM
I wish! My two pieces I bought and restored just to keep them from being scrapped. I fire 'em up just to entertain the neighbors and have some fun myself.With the work I put in them I can't bear to part with them.
- HANKG said thank you
Posted May 21, 2014 - 05:06 PM
Posted May 21, 2014 - 11:03 PM
I don't restore anything, I use them. I hate using a new one for that reason, don't want it to get dirty so I just get it over with and hit the mud/dirt as soon as they get home. Bought a couple Allis Chalmers with the intent of restoring them, but... they are just too busy getting used... some day I will have a trailer queen. Maybe.... lol
- KennyP said thank you
Posted May 22, 2014 - 12:12 PM
I plan to keep using my Ride-a-matic once it's done. I didn't use it for a whole lot before anyway, just plowing and discing my small garden, and pulling a trailer around the yard.
Edited by Kfs35, May 22, 2014 - 12:14 PM.
Posted May 22, 2014 - 09:25 PM
When my MF 14 is restored, it will be a worker (though not too hard).