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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 02:17 PM


This year I've shyed away from working quite so much on the local, cheap craigslist machines that have decades of wear to repair, and focused instead on refinishing some of my rare attachment projects, and doing a bit of spring cleaning to sell some nice items I just don't use, in order to fund a couple scarcer turn-key tractor acquisitions.

In the process, I am adding some new colors to the tractor shed. Recently, I posted this Amigo 99 in the Amigo forum, which was a tractor at the very top of my wish list, and give my shop a dash of Red.

http://gardentractor...e-an-amigo-now/

Following very, very closely behind an Amigo, which is a locally built tractor, was a Colt (preferably a Super). I find the hydraulic drive of the Case/Ingersoll machines to be nothing short of amazing, but my preference is always toward the older machines.

I like what I call the open wheel tractors...always loved the look of an early Wheelhorse, and anything that resembled it in size and style, but have wanted a couple machines that are a bit more scarce, to shake up the Simplicity/Allis collection I have a bit. I have two young boys and an open-minded wife, who all enjoy joy rides. I'm a Simplicity guy at heart, but there is just so much more out there that I feel we'd enjoy playing with, and sharing at shows, which is an activity becoming more commonplace for us.

So, I was thrilled to see, for the second time in a year or so, a Colt Super 10 pop up within 200 miles of home. They don't give them away, but I learned the last time I hesitated, that it's best to act quickly. I rearranged some things at work, and expanded my 'for sale' list of Allis/Simplicity items to aid in bringing this gorgeous machine home. I'm not sure I've seen anything quite so purdy (aside for the lady I'm married to)! I'm hoping this machine will become hers. We will now have some Burgundy to share and enjoy...

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 02:19 PM

So purdy...

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 02:20 PM

This is a yardsale of dreams!

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 02:58 PM

Very nice Josh. I like the color changes.

 

 

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 03:37 PM

That tractor is gorgeous!!
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 04:43 PM

MY MY MY WHAT A RIDE !
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 04:52 PM

Im floored by it...has a slight aroma of Kohler smoke but his work on this machine beats anything Ive had the patience to do by a longshot. Hos brother is a body man, so these tractors are prestine. So terribly tempted on the Minnie....

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 05:20 PM

    Boy do those lights and hood look an awful lot like the case 155 I have.  super nice machine there !!!! great score.  I see a colt hydraulic drive a the saratoga truck show every once in awhile.  not that nice but still a nice machine.  I am a bit surprised you left anything behind :D 

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 05:41 PM

I am a bit surprised you left anything behind :D 
                            Pete


Im broke! The MM was actually one of the most reasonable Ive seen, but he said he made a few custom touches a collector may not like.

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Posted July 20, 2015 - 07:27 PM

That's a nice one Josh! I too like the open fender tractors, and the Craigslist cheapies can be time consuming projects. I do like the challenge of a restoration, but it has to be fun or it becomes more like work than a hobby. It's great that this hobby allows us many different directions to go in.
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Posted July 20, 2015 - 08:23 PM

VERY NICE!!! 

I think Talntedmrsburgandy will like it too. 


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 05:57 AM

That's so pretty, I'd be afraid to sit on it.
Congrats on a really nice looking tractor.
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Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:18 AM

Congratulations! Beautiful Colt! I like the styling much better than the later Case versions. 


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Thanks guys!  I am pretty excited about it, though it's probably 'too nice' for me and my little gremlins.  I'll care for it like an automobile, but it's bound to earn a few scars around this place.  I'm going to have to dive into the world of mid 60's Case and see if I can come up with anything to attach to it, so I can USE it  =]  Even a cart of the proper vintage would be ideal...pleasure cruising and "picking up sticks" in the lawn has become a favorite activity around here for me and my 3 yr old.


I love the little Kohlers in the Amigo and Colt.  I was never a fan of the K series in the mid '70's Allis tractors I've had, but these small K's are smooth and the Colt is especially quiet.
 
I will work on some pictures of the fun I'm sure will follow.  I BARELY beat the rain home with it last nite, so joyrides weren't happening.  Momma played with it a bit in the garage, but then we had to get everyone ready for bed.  Tonite we may get to play.
 
I was bitten badly by the first Colt I saw...it was a Deluxe 10 in Ohio, but sold quickly...maybe 2 years back?  I've been watching locally ever since and this is the first I've noticed.  It also turns out my suspicion about the seller was correct...I had been there before!  Bought some Allis attachments off him about a year ago.  
 
I'm a quiet fan Case/Ingersoll...I took in a 3016PS on trade last year and it was a brute.  The big wheel tractors look cool, but quite honestly, they just don't appeal to me like the early low boys.  If I had to design a tractor, it would look and function like this.  What a fine piece of American Machinery....

 

 

 

VERY NICE!!! 

I think Talntedmrsburgandy will like it too. 

 

She wasn't thrilled about my 4 hour foray, but when I backed in with it, she could not hide that smile.  I backed it off the truck and she didn't even ask how to drive it, just hopped on and wiggled levers until she was rolling!


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 07:37 AM

That Colt is really NICE! I think you got the best of that lot.






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