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Any market for rusted farm machinery?
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InVermont    Posted 05-10-2001 at 19:10:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been doing some spring cleaning and I have a number of farm implements rusting in the fields and woods. Just various rakes and such that were pulled behind a tractor. I know I can have the scrap yard come and haul them away, but I was wondering if anyone knows if I can sell some of them, or if there is even a market out there for this stuff? Thanks for your suggestions.

Joanie    Posted 05-11-2001 at 20:18:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you were any closer to us we wuld be looking at your stuff to buy and use. I bet some of the machinery is converted horse drawn or can easily be changed to horse drawn. You wuld not believe how much money some horse drawn stuff goes for around here. A decent - not great shape - plow will sell for $300.00 - 400.00. You might have a gold mine out there.
Good luck,

ryan    Posted 03-29-2004 at 11:24:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi how are you

WSF    Posted 05-11-2001 at 12:39:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]

The best stuff on our farm is the rusty stuff. Performance, not appearance, is what counts. Even the cruddiest non-working machines and implements are likely to have some value as parts donors. All we farm with are antique Allis-Chalmers tractors and implements; sometimes the only replacement parts we can get are off things found in fencerows and collapsed sheds on old farms. Don't let the junkman have it till you let some antique machinery folks look at it for you.

GaryUT    Posted 05-11-2001 at 12:14:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Last year I sold an old horse drawn corn planter to a guy for $100.00. He gave it to his wife for mothers day to put in her flower bed and she was thrilled. Asked me if I had any more stuff to sell.

Spencer Greely    Posted 05-11-2001 at 07:31:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep it.
You won't get a cent from the scrap guy and
there's always a market, maybe not extremely active, but there is always is one. Just keep an
eye out for the ads in antique tractor boards or
post one yourself.
My brother likes to put them back in working
order. He doesn't paint them, just gets them to
work and makes repairs if necessary. It's in his
blood I guess.
There are always back to the landers who need
this sort of equipment. For instance I was looking
all over for a wheeled 2 bottom plow for my pull
type MH30. It so happens that a guy had a MH#26 on tires sitting in his back hay field. He was
going to get rid of it for fear of running into
the adjusting arms one day.
I paid 40$ for it, he would have got 5$ at the
I'm looking for a trip rake now for haying next

Larry    Posted 05-11-2001 at 06:41:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Try going to YT Magazine,found to the left of this page. They have a Classified ads,and photo ads section you can use for free.

Salmoneye    Posted 05-11-2001 at 05:34:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yo InVermont!

Dunno what your music tastes are, but on Sunday mornings on WOKO 98.9 FM they have a call in 'Flea-Market' where you can sell anything but guns for free. They announce the toll free number throughout the morning. Someone will want your stuff.
You could always haul it to the Flea Market in Charlotte or Waterbury on Sat or Sun. Good way to sell 'Lawn Art' to yuppies ;-)

F14    Posted 05-11-2001 at 03:46:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been looking for a single bottom trailer plow for three years. Got one?

InVermont    Posted 05-11-2001 at 05:00:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
What does it look like? I have discs and rakes and a couple of other things I can't identify.

F14, with picture    Posted 05-11-2001 at 09:28:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is one example. Others will be similar. Wheels may be steel or rubber.

InVermont    Posted 05-12-2001 at 06:05:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey F14- I don't think I have that, but I will take a closer look at the stuff in the woods- some of the rigs are partially buried by leaf debris and twigs. Some have old rubber tires, some don't have anything but the iron hub and spokes. If I have some time in between chores, I'll try to take some pics to post of what I do have.

F14...Great! Thanks....    Posted 05-12-2001 at 08:56:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
looking forward to it.

Alvin    Posted 05-10-2001 at 19:31:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
put a ad in the paper, somebody is always looking for something to set on their front lawn

InVermont    Posted 05-11-2001 at 04:57:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
How much would I charge for "quaint art"?

tomatolord    Posted 05-11-2001 at 08:02:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]

You could have your own junkyard war and charge admission!!

tomatolord    Posted 05-11-2001 at 07:59:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Art is exactly it...

If you know how to weld and have a bit of imagition create your own
Robots, snakes etc
Get the local high school to do the welding for you so the kids can learn and then sell them in your front yard or at the flea market.

You can get big money for welding junk together that looks like animals and stuff.

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