My vintage workhorses

s1120

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Joined
Nov 19, 2000
Messages
1,720
Location
Columbia county NY
Tractor
87 Ingersoll 444, 84 Ingersoll224/'44 GreavlyL/60'sGreavlyL/49 Ford 8N
Real nice. I like it.
 

pfoxy

Silver Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2001
Messages
105
Location
Maine
Tractor
1988 John Deere 750, 1938 McCormick-Deering (Farmall) F14
Nice looking rig, Mark. I'm sure you'll be happy with that one. Of course, no law sez it can't have an older brother as a stablemate...
 

RobertN

Super Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2000
Messages
8,532
Location
Shingle Springs California
Tractor
New Holland TC40D
My Farmall was close; it was a four hour drive each way. I had liked what I saw by pictures, so I took the trailer with me, just in case. Then it was love at first site/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif

I had not actually bid on my tractor; it was a seperate deal. This guy was liquidating 16 tractors after he had a heart attack. I had seen his ebay ad's, but none were the Cub or "A" that I wanted. So, I dropped him a line to see if he had anything else; he did!

I have a friend who bought two collectable Camaro's over the last coupe years. He had to go by description on email, phone, and pictures. In both cases, the cars were what was described, and the deal went well. One had to ship from the mid west, the other from the east coast, to here in central Calif.

I had talked to Steve Carver previously about finding me a Farmall Cub, since they are more plentiful back east than here in the west. He said he could find one for $1000-2000. But... It would cost about $1000 to ship it cross country. That's a lot of stamps/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif
 

jimmoore

Platinum Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2000
Messages
588
Location
Augusta, AR
Tractor
05 CASE IH D35 W/FEL
Knucklehead, here is a pic of my 1980 Ford 1700. only a 2-w drive. I gave $2 thousand for just the trtractor. it had 1500 hours. Have since overhauled the engine and replaced the plutch & pressure plate. I really like the little fella, does every thing i need to do.
 

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knucklehead

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May 22, 2002
Messages
818
Location
Maine
Tractor
1979 Ford 1700
Jim - nice tractor! Oddly enough, I live just outside of Augusta, myself. Right now it's 55 F here. What's the temp in GA?

Did you make that ROPS? How does is attach? That black 2"x2" one on mine is from CA. I found a guy in Maine who's trying to find/make one, and he's getting the same answer as the previous owner of mine: $800 + $200 to ship it. Glad it was put on mine before I bought it. My ROPS attaches as shown in this picture. It'd sure be nice if he could avoid paying $1000, and get/make a safe ROPS.
 

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jimmoore

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Jul 21, 2000
Messages
588
Location
Augusta, AR
Tractor
05 CASE IH D35 W/FEL
Mark, I live in Augusta, ARKANSAS. I don't know what the temp is in Georga. The temp here
today was 90 deg. I will get some pics of the rops tomorrow and send them.
 

knucklehead

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Joined
May 22, 2002
Messages
818
Location
Maine
Tractor
1979 Ford 1700
Oops /w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif. Now you know how thoroughly I read profiles. Thanks for the pictures in advance.
 

RobertN

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Joined
Apr 6, 2000
Messages
8,532
Location
Shingle Springs California
Tractor
New Holland TC40D
For a ROPS, check with your local 4x4 truck/Jeep shop. They may be able to make one for you, or refer you to a good welding/fab shop that can do it.

If shops like those can build a roll cage for a Jeep or Land Cruiser that will protect the driver/passenger in a roll-over, they can easily build a robust ROPS for a compact tractor. They can even put mounts for lights and tool box on it while you're there.
 

knucklehead

Platinum Member
Joined
May 22, 2002
Messages
818
Location
Maine
Tractor
1979 Ford 1700
Thanks, Robert. The fella I'm talking to via email is considering making one. As you said, they are quite simple. Makes you wonder why they are so expensive ....can you say liability? I knew you could. /w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif
 
 
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