Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:24 pm
Looking at an OS-4 in pretty decent condition. Any input on value? The guy wants $2500.00 and it has great tin, great tires and according my dad the steering is tight and runs very well.
The guy claims the engine is the same as an H. I like it alot but what good things could it be used for? I know it is an orchad tractor, but what would it have been used for in an orchard? There's orchards all around me but the only thing I ever see being done is spraying and pruning. And of course harvesting fruit.
I'd like to post some pix, can I send them to someone...BigDog (hint, hint) and have them post them for me.
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:39 pm
Send the pics along... I will get them on the board for you...
I promise...let me redeem myself!
Mike in La Crosse, WI
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:41 pm
Chris - send away! The orchard tractors did just what you describe. They pulled sprayers and hauled crates of picked fruit to storage. They were designed to work around and under the trees without creating damage to low branches on the trees and also the operator.
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:41 pm
Dang! That Mike is quick!
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:38 pm
Mike is fast...I think he has one of those Blackberry devices he carries around that tells him when a new post pops up and then he beats everyone to the answer. Am trying to send the pix to you BD to post for me. Thanks fellas!
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:22 pm
Back in the day, a lot of tillage was done in orchards to keep weeds under control. I think now they just keep them mowed.
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:10 pm
Chris, I have an O-12 which is a fairly primitive orchard compared to the O-4. Please post pix. Does it have all the tin including the bat wings over the wheels?
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:48 pm
Been trying to get them to BigDog to post...too many kilobytes to send. Need to compact them. Chris
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:50 pm
Brandon Webb has one & would prolly send you pics.
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:02 pm
I would say that it is not a bad price if it is the shape you say. I was at a sale last Nov. and had a 04 it brought $4,000 and it needed some work. Jim is wright back in the day they did a lot of tillage.
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:32 pm
Orchards ?? I love em here is a thread I started and need some more input & picsviewtopic.php?f=13&t=24927
The O-4 has the fancy cloths on , both have exhaust out the bottom
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:11 pm
hey chris , jump on it ,, i have a 1951 w-4 and i love it ,same motor as the h . sound good to me if all is in good shape. i stold mine $800.00 and it runs good and new paint, & tires matched..
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:15 pm
Thanks to Big Dog here is a picture....
this is quite the little beast...
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:16 pm
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:17 pm
I agree they are beasts, and thats a nice straight looking one .I hope you get it
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