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Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Hengy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Oh man... I've been bitten by the bug badly. There is a sad, sorry Farmall H on my local Craigslist, and the price is right for it. Owner said originally that the tractor hadn't been run in 4 years, but he cleaned up the carb and it started right off. Said that the left rear tire won't hold air, but will hold long enough for transport.

I don't need an H, but MAN do I WANT an H. Needs wiring replaced from what I can tell in the pics. The current owner said that everything on the tractor functions as it says it should.

What should I look for as "weak spots" on an H tractor? The price "seems" right for it, especially if I get the offer that I made (sight unseen thus far). Of course, I will look it over and ask to hear it run before plunking down any money on it. Just wanting to know what to look for (like the Cubs ears that break) in weak spots.

Thanks all...Heaven help me!

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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Mike, That's too big of a tractor for you. You don't have room in the garage. Your wife won't park her car outside so the tractor can be inside. Those rear tires are really expensive. It takes 40 cans of spray paint to paint one. Parts are hard to find and expensive. Ah, go ahead and buy it. :D

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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby twotone » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

Mike, buy it.
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:26 pm

Why, on earth, would we want to talk you out of it? :D
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Bezirk » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Buy it Mike, think of it as preserving a historical machine ( might work as a point of conversation for persuading wife ) can' t guarantee though !

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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Eugene » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:42 pm

$1000- to $1500- will purchase an H in field ready work condition.

Research the tractor, see it has the features you want or need.

Price the rear tire and tube. Expensive.

What to heck are you going to do with it? Park in the drive way.

Scrap metal is going for around $200- a ton, so the H is worth about $400- at the scrap yard.

Don't do it.
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Stanton » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:56 pm

:lol: You're just like a junkie asking a bunch of pushers for advice! :lol:

Seriously, here's a site that helped me: http://pages.suddenlink.net/twcook/farmall-h/buying.htm

If it has any oil leaks under the belly, there are a couple tranny seals and a belly pump seal that'll need replacing. That's where I am right now. Rear tires are very expensive. Don't know of any weak spots structurally.

I'm not going to suggest you pass! :D
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Boss Hog » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:37 pm

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/4361752753.html

One was sold at auction here Sat, good runner good rubber $1,000
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Eugene » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:44 pm

Neighbor has offered several times to buy one of the two WD Allis Chalmers that I own. I can't afford to sell one because I have almost as much in rear tires and tubes as the tractor would sell for.

Last consignment tractor auction, most tractors sold for quite a bit less than they would have several years ago.
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Boss Hog » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:59 pm

In general things were high at the auction Sat 140s $3000 to $4500 , 3600 ford $8,000 74 cub $3400 ford 3000 rough no power steering $3100 Taylor way 6 foot disc, blades 2/3 $1200 old king peg tooth drag $275 , Was a sellers market
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Super A » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:55 pm

Frankly, you would be hard pressed to give me an H. Too big to be a small tractor, not enough HP to be a big tractor. But, it's an old tractor. By all means, buy it!

Tires are outrageous. Find a good tire dealer that sells ag tires, or a good salvage yard. They might have a used one that you can purchase.

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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:04 pm

I am trying to figure out why you would expect me to be able to talk you out of it, or even try to.

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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Hengy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:35 pm

He must have deleted one of the ads. David found the correct seller, but another of his ads had more pictures after he moved it from the location in this ad....admittedly, I'm on the fence. I would really love to have one but do I NEED one? I know...need has nothing to do with it!
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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby Mr E » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:01 pm

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Re: Please talk me out of it!!

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:15 am

Those pictures show all the smiles! :D :D :D

Of course, those smiles are sitting on fresh paint and lots of :beer: money gone into restoring. I don't think you are going to get good advice from this crowd!

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