I kinda like purple tractors, not something you see every day!Michael, The H is purple because the owner wanted it that way (there are about 1/4 million red cookie cutter ones - this one folks stop and look at). It might just slow down the He-Man joyriders from 'borrowing' it, too. Plus, as a bonus, it really annoys the obnoxious purists.
Just got out bid. It is 250 miles away and they said it ran when they pulled it out of service but I can't be sure. I want this old guy, just not sure if it is worth it. It is at $960.00 right now. I will probably take up to a grand at the last moment. A cleaned up one goes for about $3,500.00 around these parts. Decisions, Decisions. Oh well I will sleep on it.I always go with what it was originally. Since this looks like a industrial model it was probably ford industrial yellow. Let us know what it goes for.
Watch bidding fees on auctions, Im registered for a insurance auto auction and the fees are ridiculous. Those are good tractors, I wouldn't be to worried about going more then that. It doesn't appear to be in bad shape and with a horizontal exhaust you don't have to worry about eater getting into the engine. If it sat outside id drain the hydraulic oil right away.Just got out bid. It is 250 miles away and they said it ran when they pulled it out of service but I can't be sure. I want this old guy, just not sure if it is worth it. It is at $960.00 right now. I will probably take up to a grand at the last moment. A cleaned up one goes for about $3,500.00 around these parts. Decisions, Decisions. Oh well I will sleep on it.
Keep thinking you screwed up on it and it will work out in the end. If you think you got a steal you will put more into it then what its worth. Thats how it worked for me in the past.Got it $1,440.00. Now I need to get it home and start in on it. I don't know whether to be happy, or sad.
Looks like plenty of storage space for that cost. in the past few years the cost of a pole barn has went crazy.The barn is made by Carolna Carports, Inc. it cost $ 4509.68 plus I paid $ 350.00 to have the dirt work done, and it only took them 4 hours to put it up.
I have three building made by them, and they a good company to work with,
whats the model # on that ford?
Hours:3859.5 on meter (Unknown if accurate)
Running Condition:Not running
Engine:8A17C, 3 Cylinder Gas
Tires:14.9-24 rear, 7.50-16LT front
Tractors and old equipment are my true passions. That is why I have machine tools, too fix the old guys.Well, I got her home. She was living in Alamogordo New Mexico which is an Air Force Base Town. She had originally been an Air Force tractor but the school district ended up with her. It was used for city park maintenance until they got a landscape division 4 years ago. She has been parked since then. We aired up the tires, put a battery and a little gas and drove her up on the trailer. That made me happy. Alamogordo is right next to White Sands Missile Range, so they are are not afraid to light it up. While we where loading the tractor, two F-22 Raptors went screaming right over our head and broke the sound barrier. Way Cool! Anyway, 450 miles later she is home. My Case 440 L is named Casey, so we named the new Ford tractor Deborah after my wife.