The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by crashfarmer, May 14, 2018.
I fixin to sell all my tractors. If they don’t sell, they are going to scrap! I have about 14!
If the mood strikes you, you could likely sell or donate one to a 4-H club or ffa member and it could live to plow again.
That would work, just don’t know any that are inclined that way.
A topic after my own heart. lol
My dad got me interested in old iron in general - his flavor was more tractors - while mine is much more general in nature to include hot rods that have brought me here, but tractors have and always will hold a special place in my heart. Dad passed away in 2003 - but I have been keeping the torch lit on the hobby around the family farm. At one point in time we had over 30 John Deere 2 cylinders - mostly all in operational or restored condition.
A few highlights - some of these I have sold over the last decade to better concentrate on specifics - quality over quantity is my mantra today.
A John Deere 430 High Crop - a very specialized tractor with low production numbers:
A very special John Deere 720/730 cutaway tractor used for education and training when the tractors were new:
When fully restored it should look something like this:
A rare John Deere Holt 3T forklift conversion - one of 23 built:
A general line up of various rare and odd ball 30 series Deeres - this lineup was part of an auction in 2011 where I sold most of the collection:
A rather recent addition - and somewhat fueled by the hot rod hobby - a Wards tractor - sold by Montgomery Wards and manufactured by the Custom Manufacturing Company similar to the Rockol earlier in this thread. Mopar flathead, Fluid Drive clutch setup, Eaton truck transmission, Timken rear end - and hydraulic brakes (quite the novelty on a tractor in this time period). That dual exhaust is factory for these tractors and it sounds quite amazing under full load. This picture was taken the day I brought it home. Its in line in the shop to get a full restoration.
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