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#1 scootergmc OFFLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:04 AM

Hello- I have an older friend of mine (non-internet savvy) who is looking at parting with some of the equipment his amassed over his years now that he's retired. He has a lot of Oliver tractors, including a few garden tractors. Nothing is in what I would deem expo/show quality.  He's told me they're very rare, weren't offered for more than two years, etc.  I offered to go online and find approximate values, which is one of the reasons I'm here. I occasionally dabble in the dark magic of converting money into old wheeled iron and coming out with less money on the other side icon_eek.gif, so I'm not unfamiliar to the world of old iron/equipment/engines.  He has the following: 

Olivers:

105 (x4) 

125g 

145 

I know the 145 runs/drives. I'm not too sure of the others, but I believe they either run or will run with a little tinkering. He has mowers, a plow, possibly some extra tin, manuals and possibly other paperwork, maybe some other attachments. He has two more but they are White (I believe the equivalent of the Oliver 75) 8hp???? He also has a Ford LGT 165 with I think a mower and tiller. I know they were all made by Jacobsen for a very short period.

 

So any help with range of value, relevant info, etc. is appreciated.  Thanks in advance for the help
 


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 09:27 AM

We have a member that collects these, and he'll be able to offer some experience when he sees this.

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 01:18 PM

Hate to say, BUT, rare tractors as noted, and early Whites too. All made by Jacobson and only 2 yrs or so on Olivers. Finished nice ones sell for $5000 all day!  BUT, not sure values for beaters, but would keep them up in price, or if not really caring and just want to rid of them, then keep cheaper.  Lots of help wasn't I?  Best to go to a show or two and see if any around and ask owner's IF they would sell and how much. Most don't wish to let them go.



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 03:10 PM

I know of one priced at 5 grand. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its still for sale........


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 04:28 PM

Yes, thanks.  I've seen a 105 on a midwest Craigslist for a while now @ $4k.  



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 05:40 PM

105 sell 2500 to 3200, 125 gear same as the 105's, 145 3500 to 4500, If you can get them all to run that would be a good thing. Grills are reproduced by the Dumont family in Iowa, good luck and post some pics if you can. that would also help with the value.



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 06:39 PM

California market is different, but I'd say non running un-restored $1000
Restored $3000.
It's hard to price these as they are rare.
Oliver farm tractor collectors will pay for them.
Attachments are standard jacobsen stuff. Add little to the value.
I may be wrong? What do I know!
Though people will pay to ship these.

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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:57 PM

I know I won't ever own one at those prices!


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 12:18 AM

Thanks for the replies so far.  I will have him gather everything up, take inventory and pics.  I do agree the California market is different.  There doesn't seem to be nearly as many Oliver collectors out here as back east.  


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 01:17 AM

OK, I went over to his house tonight.  Things are scattered about and we'll have to gather everything and get it together, so it might be a while for pics.  A couple of the 105s are rough, and one doesn't have the engine installed (but he has it).  He used the 125 for 11 years before parking it after the engine got tired.  The 145 is in the best condition and I found a pic from one of the local gas ups:

 

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:15 AM

Well, we found the little White 108 tractors.  They're field fresh, and one of them has an Oliver 105 hood.  I'll get pics posted later.  



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Posted June 03, 2015 - 03:51 PM

Well, we found the little White 108 tractors.  They're field fresh, and one of them has an Oliver 105 hood.  I'll get pics posted later.  

cool, I got a White 108H. would love to see what his 108 looks like.






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