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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 12:44 AM

http://westslope.cra...4779739514.html

 

I've never seen or heard of one of these.  Have any of you???

 

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 12:51 AM

Never seen one, pretty cool tho



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Posted December 11, 2014 - 01:30 AM

I have never seen one either. That is very interesting



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Posted December 11, 2014 - 01:44 AM

They are  pretty rare, sorta like a gravely with a sulky...those front tires are the drive tires, the back tires steers it.  there was one on craigs here about a year or 2 ago, the seller wanted something like 6 or 8 hundred bucks for it....it sold pretty quick.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 02:09 AM

I've only seen one in person.   I was at an estate auction here in Missouri where it sold and at the time it was restored up nice.  Last saw it about 3 years ago and the guy that bought it has quit playing with garden tractors.  The Work Bird sitting outside with weeds so tall I had to really look to see it.  Its pretty much run down and didn't look like the same tractor. 

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 05:01 AM

The Workbirds are pretty neat and definitely different. There is a guys somewhere local that we see at a few shows that has one. I could have sworn though we just had another one of these posted on the site not long ago. Don't remember if it was for sale or not though.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 05:17 AM

The Workbirds are pretty neat and definitely different. There is a guys somewhere local that we see at a few shows that has one. I could have sworn though we just had another one of these posted on the site not long ago. Don't remember if it was for sale or not though.

I remember one not too long ago. Cool machine!

Here's a link to another thread.



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Posted December 11, 2014 - 05:34 AM

What really bothers me about ads like this is when the seller posts pics of a similar tractor and not the one he is actually selling.  Next line he states that he will send pictures to interested parties.  If you have pictures, why not post them.  Seems to me it's a lot more work to search and find one "similar" to post.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 06:32 AM

A freind  had one for a while.  i should have bought it when I had the chance.   They are different!   Rick

 

 

 

They were made in Sullivan Illinois.   I believe Mid sixties was the last of them.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Nicet machine. It really does look like a Gravely and sulkey all in one unit.



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Posted December 11, 2014 - 08:46 AM

Quote form the ad: The only information I could find about its value was from an old forum that had a link to one for sale (link didn't work but the members commented that the owner was asking $2000) another member mentioned he has one and included a picture of his VERY rusty unit and also said if he sold it as is he would ask $1500 in the condition it was in and more as he restored it. 

 

Yet another reason why we should ban "What is it worth" postings.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 08:57 AM

If I'm not mistaken a member here owns one purchased recently.



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Posted December 11, 2014 - 09:06 AM

That picture he posted probably came from here. I think that tractor is the local one from this area as that looks like it might be his Harn beside it. I'll have to look through my pics when I get home to be sure I didn't take that picture. ;-)

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Posted December 11, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Yet another reason why we should ban "What is it worth" postings.

I second that!!!!


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 10:10 AM

At least one of the GTT members owns one. 

 

There is a manual for it in the Manuals forum.







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