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#1 mehs1970 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:25 PM

I was looking around the man cave and noticing that I seem to like old machines better than new ones--or maybe that's all I can afford!

Actually, I have come to appreciate them. What's old is best!

There's the JD 214 (1986), the 1979 Mercury 90 hp outboard, and the 2 Dewalt radial arm saws, both from 1955.

So I was wondering if you all have the same experience? What kind of old iron do you have laying around?

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:36 PM

1975 JD210 1963 model 80 cart and 1984 Cub 482

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:40 PM

I don't think I can rattle off much of it off the top of my head (besides the dozen garden tractors and the 4 farm tractors LOL), but around my place, if it isn't old, it's homemade!

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:45 PM

other than my minni which i think is a 69, and my MTD junk mower, an 89, we have no tractors here garden or full size built after 1965.

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 07:51 PM

oh god, my three MSE s are the only ones in the 80's, the rest is 1974 back to 1896 horse drawn plow i could go on for an hr,

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 08:03 PM

Old Iron is built tough.
We have a 1958 Clark 16,000 lb forklift that earns it's keep, even after 2 rebuilds.
And also a 1961 Champion forklift, that just keeps on running, even though it shouldn't.

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 08:19 PM

i didnt know anyone collected forklifts. Thats neat.

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 08:28 PM

LOL
No, we don't collect them, we work em.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 12:24 PM

i HAVE A 1980 317 WITH BLADE AND TILLER

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 01:28 PM

1967 JD 112, 1968 Bolens 1600, 1977 JD 214 (basket case), 1978 JD 312, 1991 JD 265, 1967 Firebird 400 I purchased new and currently being restored. Good stuff!

Working on the Bolens carburetor (B&S) which has been driving me nuts.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 02:08 PM

I just recently discovered the joy of rebuilding and using an older tractor. I have a 74 MF8 and a 83 JD314. The new stuff can be good as well. It's just that you have to pay a lot for something that is built to the same standards as the older tractors.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 06:40 PM

schweitz !, i see this is your 2nd post, you trying to sneak in without us welcoming you, :wave: Welcome to GT Talk :wave:, glad you joined, fine bunch of GTs you have there, jump to the introdution page so the guys can welcome you proper if you have not already, thanks for posting your GTs,

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 07:09 PM

1967 JD 112, 1968 Bolens 1600, 1977 JD 214 (basket case), 1978 JD 312, 1991 JD 265, 1967 Firebird 400 I purchased new and currently being restored. Good stuff!

Working on the Bolens carburetor (B&S) which has been driving me nuts.


schweitz !, i see this is your 2nd post, you trying to sneak in without us welcoming you, :wave: Welcome to GT Talk :wave:, glad you joined, fine bunch of GTs you have there, jump to the introdution page so the guys can welcome you proper if you have not already, thanks for posting your GTs,


Yes, :welcometogttalk:

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 07:21 PM

1967 JD 112, 1968 Bolens 1600, 1977 JD 214 (basket case), 1978 JD 312, 1991 JD 265, 1967 Firebird 400 I purchased new and currently being restored. Good stuff!

Working on the Bolens carburetor (B&S) which has been driving me nuts.



Yes, welcome to GTT.
You gotta post some pics of that Firebird.

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Posted September 28, 2011 - 08:39 PM

I have some newer things but a lot of older things I like items that were made to last a {lifetime }and that was not 5 to 10 years at best

And I don't collect forklifts but that is an Allis chalmers and is pretty old but is there because it still works

Kenny

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