Would you buy a restored older tractor?
Posted August 09, 2011 - 08:02 AM
Posted August 09, 2011 - 08:03 AM
Maybe, my father ruined me, by always teaching me to be too practical?
When I bought my first new car in 1970, I wanted a Plymouth Duster Hi C Orange with the 340 6 pack.
Dad talked me into buying the Ice Blue 6 cyl 3 speed instead. Great car by the way.
So while I like nice, I would not buy a tractor that I would not or could not use.
The one I have always wanted was a Ford NAA and would buy one that was complete and refurbished to like new.
But would not hesitate if it had been converted to 12 volt and had an alternator instead of generator.
Posted August 09, 2011 - 09:55 AM
Posted August 12, 2011 - 09:46 PM
Posted August 12, 2011 - 10:03 PM
That T90. That is the first one I have ever seen. Was that actually built by Case or is it Custom?
Posted August 13, 2011 - 10:45 AM
I don't have the skill these guys have, but I have the appreciation of thier work and the old iron. I work 60 hours a week and have small kids I don't golf, hunt, scuba dive, drink or do drugs so If I see a tractor I want the wife encourages me to get it. Depending on how you look at it, it's either good or bad I live so far away from GT hotbeds.
So if any of you guys with nice restore jobs want to sell call my wife I have a birthday coming up :) I'd rather have a GT than a tie.
Posted August 13, 2011 - 07:27 PM
Posted August 13, 2011 - 08:06 PM
Posted August 22, 2011 - 07:42 AM
Posted August 24, 2011 - 05:51 AM
Posted August 24, 2011 - 04:29 PM
Posted August 24, 2011 - 06:34 PM
to find for quite some time, and a resto'd one came up at the right price, I'd buy it.
Then I'd reresto it. But the price would have to be right.
Like Josh said, you may never see one again.
Posted August 24, 2011 - 07:58 PM
Posted August 24, 2011 - 08:17 PM
So the more work and $$$ someone puts into a Garden Tractor the less value it has?
I don't see it that way, because many/most members here that have responded in this thread, are restorers.
That doesn't mean there isn't a market out there of people that will buy a resto'd tractor. They maybe just aren't into "it", as the members
here. Of course there is a point where putting in too much, is too much. Tough call.
Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:08 PM