Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:40 am

GILLES wrote:IT'S AN "H". THE BIG QUESTION IS IT A COLLECTABLE TOY OR NOT. :?: :?: :?:


In central USA the H is still used as a work tractor. There are a lot of them out there. Quite a few come up for sale in the local want ads (newspapers) and auctions.

Locally, a running H in decent condition can be purchased for $1000- US dollars.

Just my opinion. The H is not a tractor to purchase to restore to original condition then sell. It's not a money maker. If you are looking for a cheap toy or a work tractor - maybe. It is not a collectors item.

Eugene

Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:58 pm

I agree with Eugene, they really look nice restored, especially if they have sentimental value, but are not money makers for restoral. H was one of the most common U.S. tractors made.

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:15 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:I agree with Eugene, they really look nice restored, especially if they have sentimental value, but are not money makers for restoral. H was one of the most common U.S. tractors made.


I agree John. I see more Hs here on the Internet I think than anything else. I believe it is a "where you live" sort of thing and how much work you have to do for a tractor though. I'm sure there must have been some in my area at one time or another, but I have never once laid my eyes on a real H. Just pictures of them. (saw some at Brandon's house in KY, not here) And I have seen just one M in my lifetime. Around here you stumble on Cubs and Super As just trying to get to the store. Well, that may be an exaggeration, but there are more of them than anything.
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Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:16 pm

:P VERY NICE
WHAT YEAR IS IT :?:

Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:37 pm

1941, it was my fathers that Cub-Bud retrieved from it's last owner and with the help of many form this board restored and gave back to me.

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Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:20 pm

:shock: OUFF :!: :o WHAT A STORY JOHN.....I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU,

:wink: BUT YOU MUST HAVE DONE SOMTHING RIGHT SOME WHERE SOME TIME. I GUESS I WILL DISCOVER MORE AS I GO ALONG :P :lol: 8)


TO EVERY ONE RESPONSABLE : BRAVO...BRAVO :wink:

GILLES

Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:32 am

GILLES wrote
THE BIG QUESTION IS IT A COLLECTABLE TOY OR NOT.


I restored an H last summer on full steel for a relative. I don't believe at this time the H is a collectable and would be more of a toy.

Steve

Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:42 am

Gilles:

I sort of agree with the others on this. In the US the H is a very common tractor and I guess to restore one would be more along the lines of having a really nice toy to play with, but would not be worth a lot as a collectors item.

However, that being said, I have not seen an awful lot of H's here in the maritimes, restored or not.. actually I really only know of maybe a 1/2 dozen. I am not sure how common they are in la belle province... so that would be a determining factor as well.

Either way, it would still be a fun project for one inclined to do so. My buddy Gord Trail has restored his H -- and it is a nice toy to go along side his Super A. I think the H was his father's though...

The only one who can really decide Gilles, is you.. think about it and if you want to get into a large, large project.......

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:21 am

Gilles,

Collectibility or rarity shouldn't really be a factor in selecting a project. This is a hobby, not a profit making venture. The most profitable thing would be to not start at all! Having said all that, the H can be a worthwhile project and you will end up with a rock solid tractor.

Here's Mike when he was still a project... and yes, the paint is IH 2150 w/o hardener.

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Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:17 pm

:roll: I MUST SAY WHAT A NICE GIANT...I DID BY IT AND WILL START RESTO. THIS SPRING, AFTER BABY CUB. :lol: LIKE YOU ALL SAY...... IT,S A PERSONAL LOVE AFFAIRE :P


THANK'S GILLES :wink: :) :D :) 8)
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Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:43 pm

I LOVE MINE.ITS OLD,DON'T LOOK NICE, BUT ITS BIG AND IT PULLS HARD.CUTS FIELDS WITH THE BRUSH HOG AND IS A BLAST TO RIDE OVER TO FRIENDS HOUSES.IT WILL BE PRETTY SOME DAY[A WORK IN PROGRESS].KETCHAM

AT LAST 1940 H GILLES BIG TOY

Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:58 pm

:cry: IT NEED,S MORE THAN LOVE AH!!!!! AH!!!!!!!
ELBOW GREASE :roll: :D
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:28 pm

For the most part, if you are going to restore a Farmall (well), do it for your own enjoyment because you're not going to get your money back. ;)