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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:18 PM

I have been looking at all the Tractor Show postings and have not seen one Craftsman entry. Could be because the OP ....

 

Is favoring tractors of his choice.

1988 is still considered not old enough to be show worthy.

Craftsman's are not considered for shows.

Other?

 

I hope to change this October 1.

 

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:34 PM

One of the big groups of pics today showed a Craftsman.



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:35 PM

Rarely do the Craftsman models appear at the shows I've attended.     Rick



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:40 PM

Yea, they seem rare at shows. Even at the one I attended last year with the Roper. Curious as to how BOH will be received all decked out.

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:52 PM

I see Sears models into the seventies but I don't recall newer ones like yours . Might just be people are still using them .
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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:53 PM

The only Crapsmans I see at shows are the ones that old folk use as a butt buggy to get around on.  Usually with a mower deck still attached, and they pull a cart with a lawn chair for the wife to ride as well. 



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:58 PM

The 1978 Roper will be the butt buggy this year. The 88 Craftsman will be the show piece. Note: Both made by Roper. 

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 08:02 PM

Thanks so far, Yes I know the Craftsman's are newer, but at some point they will become collectable. Hopefully folks will see this one and say "hay I have / had one like that". and admire the restore detail.    


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Posted August 07, 2016 - 08:44 PM

I don't he answer to your question but this is me.

If I seen a "newer" craftsman tractor at a show I'd walk by without looking at it.

If I see a 60s 70s era Sears suburban I'd stop to look at it.

Its odd because I don't consider them old "enough" because I remember being at Sears and sitting on those brand new. But some of you guys remember seeing what I consider "old" brand new.

What's classic vintage and antique is odd in the tractor world.

I believe we discussed this once before in a long winded discussed
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Posted August 07, 2016 - 08:50 PM

I don't he answer to your question but this is me.

If I seen a "newer" craftsman tractor at a show I'd walk by without looking at it.

If I see a 60s 70s era Sears suburban I'd stop to look at it.

Its odd because I don't consider them old "enough" because I remember being at Sears and sitting on those brand new. But some of you guys remember seeing what I consider "old" brand new.

What's classic vintage and antique is odd in the tractor world.

I believe we discussed this once before in a long winded discussed

Thanks, this is what I figured, but at a local Sears dealer she gets real excited when I bring one by. Hopefully my Grand Son will bring these to a show 10 years from now.


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Posted August 07, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Thanks, this is what I figured, but at a local Sears dealer she gets real excited when I bring one by. Hopefully my Grand Son will bring these to a show 10 years from now.

Like I said this is my opinion.

If you have a local show you ought to put it in and see what kind of response that you get!

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 09:11 PM

Will see how well received here http://texasedtea.or...nual-state-show

Roper won an Outstanding Display last year. On the fence on taking the blower, space constraints.



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 10:18 PM

 Yes I know the Craftsman's are newer, but at some point they will become collectable.    

Collectable?  Certainly, ... to a select few. 

Some people collect beer bottle lids.  Some collect paper clips. 

 

Now wide-spread desirability among the average garden tractor collectors? 

NO WAY.  NEVER. 

Not even 50 years from now because of how many thousands were made.

If I'm going to all the trouble to fix and paint up a garden tractor,  I don't want to take it to a show where 45 others just like it are parked in the same line as mine.  

 

The same thing happened to toy tractor collecting.  Old stuff [1940's-1950's] is hot and desirable.  In the 1980's, toy tractor collecting hit the main stream.   Toy tractor models were so mass produced that they will never have the desirability and rareness of the older stuff.  

A short supply creates demand. 

Mass production, and shoddy construction leading to premature failure just causes bad memories.

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 10:36 PM

I say take it and enjoy the accolades.
BOH is a darned fine piece and you won't see another one at the show. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be there, just that no one else will probably bring one.

I remember the cutoff used to be 1956, then 1959. Last I heard a number, I think it was 65.
Any newer and it wasn't considered old enough. Purists would roll up their noses.
Time, reason, reduced attendance and the eventual intro of GT's all played a part in loosening the definition of show worthy.

Go forth and educate Larry.
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Posted August 07, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The main point of this hobby is to make yourself happy. Do what you like and don't worry about what others think. Your fondness and care for your treasure will show through.  Good Luck, Rick


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