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#31 Dayton_King OFFLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 01:16 PM

I have found that if you search for rare tractors they are stupid expensive or junk. Just let them find you lol

I think any first series of a line is rare.
63 rf deeres
65 ford T series
Etc

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 02:22 PM

In my experience, any Onan-equipped GT that starts and runs well after sitting more than a year is rare.
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Posted November 15, 2015 - 08:23 PM

... I think any first series of a line is rare.
63 rf deeres
65 ford T series
Etc

 

Not always.

 

When Bolens introduced the 1886-01, which was the first of the really big GTs, in 1971 they must have sold a bazillion of them, because those rascals are EVERYWHERE :D :D :D



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Posted November 15, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Not always.
 
When Bolens introduced the 1886-01, which was the first of the really big GTs, in 1971 they must have sold a bazillion of them, because those rascals are EVERYWHERE :D :D :D



There is always exemptions lol. I would never own a 400 series gravely. I avoid the early mtd 990s. Right now I am on a huge jacobsen, ford and Minneapolis Moline kick. 1964 to 67. Most 60s era tractors just flat out look good. Some times rare doesn't mean valuable. I havent see high priced Toro's, ropers and etc. I would love a Toro one day, and a nut warmer WheelHorse. Location has alot to do with it. I have not seen a bolens super gt on Georgia in 2 years that I have lived here lol

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:04 AM

I'm not calling the HB's rare... There's just fewer of them than the other models in the B series. The 212 was made twice as long as the 112 and the general consensus is that the production numbers were higher after the HB112 proved the Vickers hydrostat was a success.

RARE would be a very low serial number push button start HB 112. That tractor is only rumored to exist because the hydrostat tractors came out midway through 1968 after the new safety regulations required that they use a key start with safety switch and starter solenoid. Every HB112 I've seen as a key start. I have heard that there might be a few push button start models existing but to date no one has come forward with one.

 

Did not know that, thanks for info.

mine has "rarely" seen the sunlight in the  last 25 yrs :D



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 10:25 AM

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Here is the most rare and valuable in my collection and it's a Deere. I would consider it a rare tractor overall. 1969 "white engine" John Deere 110 Red Patio with original matching deck and factory hydraulic lift.


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