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#16 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:35 PM

MORE ROOM????. :poke:

That's coming when I get the ones I thought I wanted but changed my mind about... sold off lol.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:18 PM

My Dad had a Wheel Horse that we used to mow yards with when I was a kid to make extra cash. I believe it was an RJ 59. It had a 6hp Tecumseh in it and a hand clutch so I could drive because I couldn't reach the pedal.

After that he had a round fender 110 and all summer if you wanted to find me you would look for that 110 and I wouldn't be far away.

He had the 110 at the same time as the patio tractors were out so every time we went to the John Deere dealer for parts I would see the patio tractors in the showroom. I would always drool over the spruce blue 140 H3's and try to talk him into buying one.

So I guess I would like to find those three and a 430 just because they sound cool with a straight pipe.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:21 PM

I don't know if it still exists, but on Sept. 16, 1974 at 11:30 am, the 500,000th Roper came off the assembly line. It was a Sears SS16 twin, which was painted all white with a few chrome pieces to differentiate it from any other. I'd like to have that tractor.
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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:32 PM

I will have to say I was very pleased when my present obsession showed up. Tractor in great shape with a good strong engine and lots of attachments. Now I just waiting for more attachments to magically show up down the road or where ever. :smile1:

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:51 PM

I would say the Bolens HT20D with a loader and backhoe :D then the HT23 and the JD430 or a sears ss 18/6 or massey 1855 wheel horse D250

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:57 PM

To add to Kenny's list of John Deere's:
1966 112
1966 112H
1968 140H3
1975 200

Others:
Allis Chalmers B-207
Cub Cadet Original
Wheel Horse RJ-35
Any Bush Hog

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:31 PM

I would like to find another Senator brand tractor. My brother had one that came with the farm he bought, we never did find any info on it, was a tank with a 16H Briggs .
In reality one of these days I would like to find a Simplicity 700 that was made the same year I was:smilewink:

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:35 PM

Being a Cub Cadet man the "HOLY GRAIL" as you put it for me would be to own one of the test unit Originals that IH built and then sent out to have evaluated. Many of these were later sold and used by homeowners and there are several examples of these still around today.

I am still open to other brands and would love to have a B212 Allis Chalmers, a 195 Case, and a round fender 110 JD. The absolute ultimate for me though of ANY brand would be to find the ultra rare SD1 Sheppard Diesel.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 11:16 PM

Without a doubt in my mind - a Cockshutt would be my Holy Grail. Any Oliver would pretty much satisfy my deepest GT desires. I'd love to have a later model Minnie Mo too. I've currently go my eye on a Deere Patio nearby so we'll see if I can keep patient until he decides it's too much trouble to rebuild his motor.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 11:38 PM

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I would LOVE to have one of these in good shape!

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:06 AM

I think prolly a 3 digit Cub "O" , A Cub 800 because of the low production numbers, an IH built 982 Super, any color JD patio tractor and for sure a JD 140 H3. Gonna have my other dream tractor in a week or so from my friend Al. A MF10

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 01:16 AM

Cubs

A nice early Original
Because I love the one my uncle has.It's small and Mows and tows anything.

Cub 782D with loader
I've always wanted a cubby with a Diesel.And I NEED a loader.I have alot of digging to do around the house and down at the farm.

Bolens

Bolens 1000
They are Tanks.Locking Dif and hi/lo range and an awesome looking rounded hood.

Bolens 1886 or HT20
Because they are BIG and Mean and will do just about anything you could hope a GT would do and More.


Allis Chalmers 720 or Simplicity 9020
It's just a Must have.
Really just look at this Beast lol

I will take any Older GT that I think I can save from the scrap pile with a little work and some lovin put it back to work doing what it was intended to do.
I'm not really stuck with any 1 brand but I do have some favorites.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 07:58 AM

I am more of a user not a collector. If I were a collector, I'd want to find a Colt 7.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 07:42 PM

My first love are Cubs, but I bought the MF10 because of the Low SN on it. Also around here you have to buy what you can find.

I started collecting DB's because the first one was free.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 08:12 PM

A Cub Lowboy 154 wold be it for me.




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