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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:23 PM

Having just missed out on a Allis Charmers Tractor because I knew NOTHING about them , that got me thinking .....If I'm gonna be a serious GT Collector I have to educate myself a lot more and so I thought it would be a good idea for all you guys who Favor and "Specialize" in One GT Brand or another to Come up with a List of Unique Tractors that would be Your "Prize Dream Find" in Each & Every Brand.
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Being a David Bradley Nut I felt that My 1959 DB Suburban was my "Holy Grail" Find. What would yours' be & Why ??????

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:25 PM

Just about any John Deere garden tractor, especially a 140H3, a 318, 322, 332, 430 or 455. Those would be on top of my list. And I wouldn't turn down a round fender 110 or 112, especially if it has hydraulic lift.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:33 PM

I'm with TMO, but would have to include the 420. Also Bolens 900 or 1000.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:44 PM

I am honestly happy with any GT I can find... but I seem to gravitate to the older / smaller units.

I would like to someday own a MF14/16 or a SS15/16, something like that. I know they're not the "sleekest" or "sexiest" but I like them.

I forgot to add the one I'll never find. My MF8E that I had as a kid. Keep watching the neighborhoods where the guy used to live... but I expect it's never to be seen again.

Edited by MH81, November 23, 2011 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:55 PM

I'm not a one-brand fan, but my 'unicorn' tractor would be a Bantam. Particularly an 8hp model, as I have never seen one. I've seen quite a few 3hp machines, but their big sister is very elusive

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 01:12 PM

Aren't we all looking for the tractors we had as kids....lol That could probable be its own thread

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 01:30 PM

Aren't we all looking for the tractors we had as kids....lol That could probable be its own thread


Perhaps that's True but what I'm shootin' for here is the "Jewel" of each brand that educated collectors just know, without hesitation, "That's A Must Have" "Don't let that one get Away!" The GT that's more than Just a Toy, it's an Investment.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 01:55 PM

id like a bolens ht23. but id wanna rip out the kohler and put a yanmar or something in it. maybe a jd 455 or a diesel one similar. a 4x4 GT would be the best.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 04:58 PM

Being a Bolens collector (Addict) my Favorites would include: One of the older Ride-a-Matics, The Gold Husky 600, the 900,1000

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 05:10 PM

The Bolens DuraTrac's I consider the top of my list so far. With a diesel even better. The older Kubota G4200 thru G6200 would be next.
Jury is out on others until I get more time with them.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Personally I like anything that was made in limited quantities like the George Workbird and the T102 and T200 series Copar Panzers simply because you are able to enjoy something that very few.other folks get to enjoy. Must be close to the same reason folks buy a million dollar painting to hang on the wall except I can take mine out and drive them around the field and share the experience with my family and friends.

I really enjoy getting up close and personal with the old heavy iron machines that were designed and built by folks using their minds and hands. I have repaired and refabed several of the old hit and miss engines, but never owned one, and marvel at both the simplicity and complexity of the design.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 06:07 PM

63 110 John Deere ,120 Patio, 66 110H

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 06:12 PM

Firstly, I hit thanks instead of reply again, but whatever, freebee for you.

Now, I already own the holy grails of my Springfield world, with exception to a Farmcrest version. I instead decided the holy grail is the implements, but I finally got all the ones I ever wanted... So... what am I missing?? lol

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 06:14 PM

Don't forget the early '68 JD 140 side tag models.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 06:33 PM

...but I finally got all the ones I ever wanted... So... what am I missing?? lol


MORE ROOM????. :poke:




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