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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2014 - 08:30 AM

I got to thinking about this after another post I had made.  I know a lot of you guys are a lot older than me, so instead of saying what childhood tractor do you remember the most, lets phrase this as What childhood tractor, or tractor that you have owned do you remember the most?

 

As a kid I have 2. 

 

First was a tractor that there is little information out there to be had.  It is a Huffy Citation.  32" cut, 8HP briggs, and a foot throttle.  I can't say I remember this tractor well, but it was the first tractor that I had ever ridden on as a very young boy.

 

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2nd is a sears LT/10.  My grandfather acquired this tractor at some point.  He had used it for many years.  Then when my parents bought their second home, the huffy was plum wore out and no longer serviceable, my grandfather gave them this tractor.  For some reason this one sticks out vividly in my mind.  I still can see the bright silver hood and the red white and blue stripes across the hood when I close my eyes.

 

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Posted July 02, 2014 - 08:40 AM

I basically grew up on my Grandfather's Bolens 1000. I still have it today.

 

 

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Posted July 02, 2014 - 08:58 AM

My favorites as a youngster would have to be my '59 David Bradley and my '66? Speedex S17.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:18 AM

My first GT was when I was 30 and it was a WH Raider 9. I still have it. Best memories were using it to plow our private road in heavy snow. The snow was so heavy that it made the front end slide to the left because of the angle of the plow. I got my two neighbors to sit on the hood(heated seats of a sort) and it worked fine. It was actually comical, three Army vets, in our 30s, acting like kids. The tractor still has a slight bend in the hood from that night. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Mine is a Allis-Chalmers 314 hydrostatic. All original.
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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:41 AM

my dads 1968 sears ss12 this tractor was built like a tank. he had  most of the attachments i can still remember mowing the grass with it when he let me.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 10:03 AM

This is a tough one for me because I remember them all and still own a few.  Grandpa's Farmall BN (brother has it) the Bantam that I learned to mow on.  Wish I still had it.

 

The Pond, dad's first tractor that I still own today

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The Satoh, the tractor that dad traded the Pond for.  I own this one too.

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I think I remember every tractor that has been in my family since I've been alive.  Fond memories on all of them.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 10:38 AM

well i dont like to remember this one, i cringe every time i think of it, a 1999 mtd gt 1000, even from new it was a lemon, every time i took it out something would break or fall off, i reverted back to cutting my 1 1/2 acres of lawn with a 22" walk behind. that lasted half the summer then i bought a 52" toro proline, its an amazing machine and would never consider getting rid of it, but my passion for gts was started with a wheel horse 414-8 about 3 years ago, i now have 51, over 40 of which are horses from 1958. i am still looking for my birth year tractor 1956, any brand will do (until i find my horse that is)


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 10:55 AM

I also have two but neither are GTs.  The first was a Case wide front with a hand clutch that I started driving (actually steering) when I was 8 years old while my Dad and the farmer he worked for were picking up hay.  One of them would put it in gear and set the throttle and I would use the clutch to get it moving.  Two years later the farmer hooked the wagon to the back of the baler so I used the same tractor to haul the hay wagon to the barn, unhooked it and turned the tractor around to hook the wagon up to the front to push it in the barn where another hired hand unloaded it while I turned the tractor around to pull the wagon back out to the field where I picked up a full wagon to start all over.  Now the nosy government would consider this child abuse.

 

The second tractor was an Oliver 70 Row Crop that my dad bought when I was 12.  I drove the tractor around like it was a car.  When the old man wasn't looking I would take a stick to jam the throttle wide open, don't know how fast it went but it was a lot faster with the stick.  Used to drive the tractor halfway up a hill, stop, and then pop the clutch to see how far the front tires would come off the ground.  Wonder I made it to 13 let alone 65.

 

Thanks for bringing back some of the "good old day" memories.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 03:58 PM

MF10, owned by a friends family! 


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 05:08 PM

My favorite tractor that I remember was not a garden tractor but a Farmall 706.  I learned how to not do a wheelie due to a clutch error on that tractor.

 

I basically grew up on my Grandfather's Bolens 1000. I still have it today.

 

Ah, no wonder you were warped that way!

 

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Posted July 02, 2014 - 05:13 PM

1958 JD 720D, electric start:   scan0008.jpg

 

I grew up on this tractor, sold it a few years ago when I didn't use it anymore.  Dad bought it new (leftover) in 1959!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 05:16 PM

There are at least five tractors from my childhood that we still own.  They are all farm tractors.  Mom and dad had a 126 cub cadet they bought new in 70 in the crate and they assembled it.  The next year my grandfather bought a new 106 cub cadet.  Mom and dad traded theirs on a 318 JD in 87 that they still own and my pap got rid of his in 92 for a new cub cadet 1730 that he replaced last year with a new Snapper.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 06:29 PM

My 1960 David Bradley Suburban....my 1st garden tractor.  Until I got it, I just had riding mowers.  I mowed my yard with it, but also added 3pt lift & cultivated 2 acres of peppers with it.  Was a true work horse!  I miss that old girl & should never have traded it off.  I need my butt kicked!


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:01 PM

A 110 Deere that was underpowered for a steep yard with heavy grass but it sure beat the push mower.
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