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#1 1964Deere OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2016 - 10:49 PM

So I am more confused than a chameleon in a bag of skittles!!!! What color is the frame on the new holland s series garden tractor! Does this depend on year? I have seen the later ones were 1 solid color "specmaster yellow" with a yellow stripe and yellow rims. But I have the first year '71 with the tilt steering. I was told that the color of the frame & fender pan is "mink brown". Which made a lot of sense, as I can find a lot of that color on my tractor and on the fender deck! But my curiosity started getting the best of me when I found an original ad for the '71 and the frame and fender pan was a blueish green color, which since starting the cleaning process on my tractor I have found that color too. I just need someone alive during the time of these tractors to
Shed some light on this. I am going to attach a bunch of pictures to help clear up what I'm talking about!! Please let's unite as a New Holland Collectors group and standardize what we have.

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The original '71 add that shows the blueish green color of the fender deck and the frame

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This fender pan is off one of my spare ''71s. It is the mink brown color with the original decals

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The dash tower on a spare s-12 shows the mink brown

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The frame on the spare s-14 obviously shows the mink brown on the front 1/2 and the blueish green on the back half and up onto the hydro console

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Inside of the frame looks to be the blueish green color

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This is the fender pan off the '71 I'm working on was painted over to look Ariens but can see the mink brown underneath

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This is the '71 I'm working on I found a spot of mink brown, and I sanded on it and found the blueish green color. Both colors can be found on this frame!!!


I used to think I knew what was going on color wise, but as I have progressed into the '71 I am soo confused! Please!!! Someone!!! Shed some light on this!!!!

Brad

Edited by 1964Deere, March 07, 2016 - 11:15 PM.

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Posted March 08, 2016 - 07:02 AM

Wonder if they painted the whole frame blueish green then painted the mink brown highlights

That would explain the green under the brown


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 01:50 PM

Would there have been a company that was hired by new holland to make frames? And they shipped them with this blueish green paint, and then when they got to new holland they slapped the fender pan etc on them & painted it brown

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Posted March 08, 2016 - 08:12 PM

My first thought was, maybe a certain model had it. I remember seeing ads with those colors, but never in person. All the ones I have seen locally, had the same color for hood, frame and fender. If you do Facebook, there is a New Holland/Ariens group on there. Someone should have the answers somewhere.

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Posted March 08, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Exactly shorty. Someone should have the answer somewhere. & I'm really hoping its someone on this site. With as much knowledge is here. I am only 27. So wasn't around when they are new, but I bet some people on this forum were

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 08:28 AM

I was 25 in 1971 when my dad had his Sperry Rand New Holland. Was a 12hp model if I remember right.

Sorry this seems to be the best picture I have of it but you can clearly see the rear fenders were a dark green color, I remember the later ones just before they sold to Ariens had a lighter color hood than dads, neighbor had one. 

 

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I never considered it a bluish green just a dark green color. I dig around and see if I can find more pictures of it.

Dad really liked the tractor had a big drive on mower deck, the pictures blade and a snow blower. He cursed the ignition for the engine a solid state thing I believe in a alum heat sink which didn't work real well to dissipate heat and would quit working because of getting hot we believed. Dad liked it so well he got a S16 Ariens, but he made sure that solid state ignition was not on the Kohler engine first. He bought it with a deck only since all the stuff of the SRNH fit it. 

 

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Posted March 31, 2016 - 07:43 PM

I have recently seen pictures of some NH's for sale, claiming to be around '75-76 models, that were a deep reddish color... I do know that by now this line of tractors had been handed off to Ariens.  Did HH continue to make some of their own, or did Ariens  make some once they owned that line, and sell them back to NH to sell as their own?



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Posted March 31, 2016 - 10:40 PM

I talked with Ron (suieswam) who built the original prototypes for New Holland I know not the best pic but you can see the free on the hydraulic splitter valve, this is original color. We determined that something in the paint from the 70's (forest green is the correct name) when faded gives off a brown tint(lead base paint does weird things I guess. He also told me the correct name for they yellow is (prairie gold) not to be confused with Minneapolis Moline Prairie Gold. It was the only color used all the way through the new holland years. As the later ones(after 71) ditched the forest green.

Going to take this sample to paint store and see if I have enough of a sample to color match.

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 05:52 AM

That is great that you found someone with the paint info. Ron sure has a lot of experience and knowledge on these.




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