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Tractors at AuctionÖ..
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-18-2004 at 17:56:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ö.. drew my attention first thing this morning. Looking in I saw junk 80% of which should have just been loaded out and scrapped.
So! Just soís another unmentionable board ainít got anything up on us Iím posting a couple of highlight photos:

A gas 560Farmall, a 550 Oliver with an engine problem, and a 8N Ford with 9N engine block. Got a charge out of the old guy haven tried to spruce these tractors up with umpteen cans of spray paint. At 90, I suspect he was becoming a might color blind painting them in a colors a bit off original. Should make all three exceptionally real collector items. (grin).
The second picture is of an already started do it yourself project:

Believe it or not this was a D17 AC with backhoe. Could well have been a bargain for someone looking for a couple winters project. I will never know.
For myself, having looked around and seeing no more than three items to wet my appetite, I left. This shindig looked to be a three day affair, with talk it might take that long to auction it all off. A rumor I did not take lightly. I moved dukass on back to the farm. For whoever had laid this mess out allowed no room between isles for potential bidders to even come close to the action let alone participate. I was out of there before I caught up in some impossible traffic.
A cup of coffee, running some errands, and rounding up some ladies their minds wrongly set, heading for the road, I pointed them towards home. After that I was all to soon sitting on my a$$ in sh!t scrapping out the corners of a 25yr old livestock trailer trying to mend enough metal to hold that decrepit old tin box on wheels together enough so that the cattle werenít falling out between this year and year after next.
So, not bothering to waste my time hanging around a poorly laid out nightmare of an auction sale, Iíve no idea what dollars that sale brought on nothiní.
This friends, is my farm report.

bob ny    Posted 09-18-2004 at 19:29:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
fern mi there are some of us youngsters that have retired farming for different reasons( taxes,sons and grandsons that don't care about farming or just plain got tired and ran out of steam) that buy that junk that you saw and put them back together,preserving yesterday. i have 13 tractors right now that were JUNK some from the thirtys , fortys and some new ones from the
fiftys i believe that i read that you still farm.
you see things from a practical view . the restoration of tractors keeps me in the farm circut but able to sleep late, maybe up to seven in the mornin but i still enjoy looking at the tractors and seeing yesterday so god bless junk
and god bless farmers bob ny

clod    Posted 09-18-2004 at 19:28:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
i bought all three tractors for $2200. then i fell and hurt myself.

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