Next was a Cunningham sickle mower missing the engine. I already have one so I wasn't interested in the least. Auctioneer couldn't get a bid so they lumped it in with the next tractor in line, an unrestored Planet Jr.
Not sure what model this one is. Briggs BR6 engine, 5X12 tires, three spoke wheels Brass tag, and it had the dirt shields inside the tires that kinda resemble fenders with a tool tray in between the fenders. I already have a couple of these so wasn't going to bid. Tires were really nice original Goodyears and the auctioneer couldn't find any interest. I had moved down the line so when he found me in the crowd he pointed right at me and ask for $20. I said yes and no one else bid. It came with a nice disk and cultivator, but I already had those too.
Next up an unrestored Bolens Huski. Hate to sound like a broken record but I have some of these and had no interest. Older than the Versa Matics, never had a hood or grille. No reverse and only one speed. Briggs engine with the David Bradley style intake snorkle putting the air filter on top of the engine. Again, decent 400X12 old style continuous tread ag lugs. Had a nice Unisickle on the front and came with a cultivator and some kind of tiller attachment that I never seen before. Paint looks Bolens-esque and it had a decal at one time that appeared to be Bolens but is not readable. $10 and the whole pile is on my trailer. Looking back I should have held out for the pre-war steel wheeled stuff only but with these prices I just couldn't help it. I had given up lots of overtime pay and stood in the extreme heat for 5 hours waiting on this "stuff", other than when I took a lil nap in the pickup while waiting....
Next was a beautifully restored Planet Jr. Super Tuffy. I let someone else have the fun. Hammer dropped at $40 which is what I paid for my unrestored one several years ago. This one was a much better deal. it was flawless. They also had cast Tuffy wheel weights but they sold much later. The guy that bought the tractor was hanging around to buy the weights too. I had never seen Tuffy weights. VERY kewell and I imagine he got them. I'll see him at a show in two weeks to see if he got them.
[update one year later, 7-'16]
The guy that bought the Super Tuffy didn't get the wheel weights. He bid them higher than the tractor but someone else really wanted them. Here's a pic. http://www.globalauc...viewer/19428209
[Back to original post.]
Next was a little Roto Hoe tiller that was also flawless with a Lauson engine. I bought it for $17.50 and thought I was buying the tractor that was in line AFTER it.
Last tractor in the first row was a Bolens built Wizard. Brush painted up with cultivator, not overly nice. I let someone else have it for $40 although that was another steal. Just an early single speed model with no hood or grille.
First tractor on the second row was my last purchase. I had pretty much blown through my expendible funds by this time, although it went much farther than I expected. No idea what it is but its very nice! The steel wheels said take me home so I did. $90
Another rough Bolens with no sheetmetal and I have no idea what it brought. Wards Riverside knobbies rotted off but it came with a nice 24? inch reel mower that had been orange and likely should have went with the Wizard that sold minutes earlier.
Now it was a nice Viking Twin with new rubber.
Home-brewed sheetmetal around the cylinder head but it did have the correct hood and grille. Once again I let someone else have the fun at $150. It was a 1940 with turning brakes. Wish my Standard Twin had those brakes!
After that it was a David Bradley with correct Briggs with snorkle air intake, disk and cultivator. Amateur rest-O and looked nice. Didn't catch the price. Helped that buyer load it.
Last garden tractor was a Hummer? engined steel wheeled machine that apparently I didn't get a pic of. It had a weird engine with the magneto right on the crankshaft. power had to come from the flywheel side of the engine. A real steal at $60! It was very nicely restored and I let it go to Iowa with the Super Tuffy.
That was it for garden tractors.
I will put up one more pic. These two tractors sold as well, not long after the garden tractors sold. There was little to no interest even though they were nice machines. Both tractors ran.
The Case L brought $325. The McCormick Deering 22-36 brought $250. There is a thread about it over on Stak for those of you that are members.
A Ford jubilee that had engine issues but was a good looking tractor sold next for $250 if I remember right. If it'd been a 5 speed model with live PTO I'd been all over it.
Edited by Gtractor, October 06, 2017 - 05:31 PM.