I am curious, does anybody really mess with collecting the green Deutz-Allis era garden tractors? I see so few at shows and it was a short period in the history of Allis. One would think it would make for a good collectors tractor. Yes I know the DA green is a love it or hate it color. I think its quite nice when nice and shiny. Now when is all faded and dull it looks like terrible. Mike
Does anybody even collect the green D-A era of tractors?
Posted September 18, 2016 - 05:23 PM
Posted September 18, 2016 - 05:55 PM
I would really like to have a DA 1920 Ultima, but not to collect. I want one for my primary mower. PS, split brakes, 60" deck with LH discharge, striping rollers, and a green paint job that is not exactly like 80% of my neighbors. (4 JD's, one cub)
What's not to love?
Missed out, short on funds.
Missed out, too slow:
Missed out, short on funds; then too slow:
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Posted September 18, 2016 - 06:10 PM
I tend to think of them more as a good quality using tractor and not so much of a collector tractor.
Only thing I have that's D-A is a Vanguard 1242 out front mower.
Edited by Gtractor, September 18, 2016 - 06:11 PM.
Posted September 18, 2016 - 08:53 PM
I've had a couple, one 1916 my Son still uses and a 1920 with a loader. I happen to like foot controlled hydros so the never stay here. They are comfortable to set on though.
Posted September 18, 2016 - 10:18 PM
Posted September 19, 2016 - 04:44 AM
I looked for a couple years for a nice twin cylinder black frame and recently brought one home.
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Posted September 19, 2016 - 01:36 PM
I used to have the diesel green one, it was rough and needed some serious money put into it. I like the 1920 but its a major pain in the arse to find the 3pt hitch unless the tractor has it and thats uncommon on any of the sunstar series for the most part. I would say most all I see up for sale online do not have the 3pt hitch as all they did was mow grass thier whole lives. I think the sunstar series would have been awsome with a small liquid cooled diesel in them from the factory. The fuel usage was my only complaint on my sunstar. Gotten spoiled by the fuel sipping diesels I have owned. MIke
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Posted September 20, 2016 - 09:15 PM
I would like to find one of the 900 series in green, but around here they don't pop up for sale much.
Posted September 25, 2016 - 09:58 PM
They have grown on me. I missed a nice black frame 917 for $250 but since then picked up a green frame 917 with power steering and another green frame 917 to use for parts.
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