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#1 TonySmith OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

I have what I believe to be the only Ford T1000 imported into the UK . It has a mower deck, beltdrive rotorvator, bulldozer blade, and most of the bits of a trailer plough.The story I had back in the late 60's was that
"it was sent for evaluation as a saleable item and used by the then boss of Ford UK. He found it too small for his needs so traded it in with a local tractor dealer for something larger. They were supposed to remove all the Ford markings before re-selling it, but they left them on!"

My late father bought it.
It was in use as a grass cutter for many years by my late father who passed it on to me when he moved to smaller housing. I used it either for grass cutting or rotorvating, but it has been stored now many years with only one minor attempt at renovation 7 years ago.
I have no further use for it and I guess I want to sell it, but I would rather it goes into the hands of someone who can properly restore it, maybe that means it needs to return to the USA?
Can any reader help with valuation or contact who might want to take it on.
Tony Smith
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 11:22 AM

:welcome: to GTtalk
Sounds like an interesting unit, do you have any pictures you would be willing to share?

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 11:28 AM

:welcometogttalk: :camera: Might spark some interest.


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Welcome to GTT. Thankyou for preserving the history. We have some active members in the UK and throughout Europe. Maybe one of them will be interested. The other possibility is, have you checked with all family members? Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Pictures are needed for price evaluation. The T1000 are rare and only had around 450 made. As for price I payed $100 for my T-800. It's a special tractor that needs a special someone. I personally will probably never ever sell mine. It's a nice feeling having a awsome antique that not many people have.
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 09:10 PM

Pictures are needed for price evaluation. The T1000 are rare and only had around 450 made. As for price I payed $100 for my T-800. It's a special tractor that needs a special someone. I personally will probably never ever sell mine. It's a nice feeling having a awsome antique that not many people have.

You stole yours at $100!



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 09:10 PM

If they made 450 be curious to know serial # this one is. Obviously it's gotta to worth more over there than here with the history behind it
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 10:35 PM

Devans has all the info. The T-800 has only 351 made. Mine is 277

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Thanks to all who posted replies. three questions arise

1 who/what is/are Devans?

2 where should I find the serial No.  There is one (from memeory it is 6) on the mower deck but dont ever remember seeing one on the tractor itself.

3 I have some old pictures but (I am UTTERLY USELESS with a computer) can not seem to find a way to attach them to this post.



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Posted July 23, 2015 - 11:07 AM

Thanks to all who posted replies. three questions arise
1 who/what is/are Devans?
2 where should I find the serial No.  There is one (from memeory it is 6) on the mower deck but dont ever remember seeing one on the tractor itself.
3 I have some old pictures but (I am UTTERLY USELESS with a computer) can not seem to find a way to attach them to this post.


Pic tutorial can be found here: http://gardentractor...file-uploading/
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Posted July 23, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Welcome Tony from another Brit from the South West. You are about an hour away from me. Your Ford looks to be very interesting and I await your photos with interest.

I have sent you a PM too.

Thanks

Andrew

Edited by Bolens800uk, July 23, 2015 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 05:51 PM

I have some info that I wrote a story on the ford t1000 and t800.


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 05:56 PM

here is the info that I have!

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 01:03 AM

A very nteresting article. Thanks

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 09:05 AM

If this turns out to be successful attached are some old pictures I took abaou 20years ago before my last attempt at refurbishment..

The deecals, from a ford 2000 were added in the 1970's following a repaint and DO NOT really suit this old lady, hey I was a lot younger then. in my refurb I made a new seat can cover. not easy and could not source the rib moulded material, but looks MUCH better than the ragged old one. The off road tyres were a 1970's purchase when I hoped to get some 12" rims adapted to suit the hubs and gain more grip for the plough. project submerged by marriage failure.

The potato ridger was added to the plough frame from a merrytiller and is not original.

For some reason I dont seem to have pic of the rotovator but the drive/attachment mechanism is in the third pic along with the plough attachment. The original exhaust was side delivery but this vertical one (now defunct) and a later one now added, though awful to a purist somehow make it look more macho.

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