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Received a short, brief letter in the mail yesterday informing me of an up-coming auction. The info was so scant that I assumed my friend was telling me about an auction he and I would both attend. It wasn't until I got to the library last night and looked it up on the internet that I realized it was HIS auction.
I've told some of you about a guy I know in Independence, MO, who would buy small tractors at auctions, fix them up, then store them away in buildings and metal storage containers. Well, this is the guy. I met Jerry Brooks at an auction about 5-6 years ago and have been bumping into him at local auctions ever since. He even sold me a pair of front Cub wheel weights for $25 claiming that he never put weights on his finished tractors 'cause they cause the front wheels to get rusty.
Since all the tractors are fixed up, not sure there will be any bargains, but it would be worth it just to see what they sell for. I've got church that morning, but since the tractors don't sell 'til 1:00PM, I'm going to try and make it for that.
Anyway, here's the link: http://www.youngerauction.com/AuctionPa ... sting.html (scroll down and hit link for picture gallery)
If any of you in the KC area are interested in a tractor that's already fixed up, you might attend. You never know what things sell for...
I'd be happy to bring any of those tractors home, especially the '79 and SN 573 Cub. Stanton, you better ask your wife for an advance on your allowance.
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
One of them would take care of my allowance for a long time.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government
to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry
I know...I know... Current "allowance" money is being spent on a Farmall H makeover! Timing, man, timing!!
Jerry and I are acquaintances that bump into each other every so often, but I didn't know he had already sold his home and was having this big auction. If I did, I would have made him an offer earlier. Look, if I show up and that '47 Cub is available, I might be in the running, but any of those fixed up tractors (esp the '79) will probably be too rich for my wallet.
Well, the results are in. It was a buyer's auction in some respects; Jerry (owner) was disappointed some of the tractors didn't sell higher. Here's the listing:
Lot 1: 1954 Massey Harris Pacer, $2350.
Lot 2: 1950 Ford 8N, 1500.
Lot 3: 1951 Farmall Cub w/ belly mower, $1750. (online buyer)
Lot 4: 1973 Int. Cub w/ belly mower, $1600.
Lot 5: 1949 John Deere M, $2800.
Lot 6: 1956 Massy Harris 50, $3650.
Lot 7: 1944 Allis Chalmers B, $1000.
Lot 8: 1950 Massy Harris Pony, $1450.
Lot 9: 1939 Allis Chalmers B, $1000.
Lot 10: 1955 Farmall 100, $3950.
Lot 11: 1951 Ford 8N, $2400.
Lot 12: 1970 Int. Cub Lowboy, $2200.
Lot 13: 1949 Massey Harris Pony w/ belly mower, $1200.
Lot 14: 1977 Int. Cub w/ belly mower, $1600.
Lot 15: 1953 Farmall Cub w/ blade, $1300.
Lot 16: 1953 Form Golden Jubliee, $4600.
Lot 17: 1950 Massy Harris Pony, $2100.
Lot 18: 1949 Allis Chalmers B, $1200. (online buyer)
Lot 19: 1949 Farmall Cub, $1100.
Lot 20: 1996 Massey Ferguson 231, $5400.
Lot 21: 1947 Farmall Cub w/ plow (serial #573), $800.
Lot 22: Farmalll Cub, $1050 (online buyer)
BTW: Got to meet Matt (aka, Brutalfly) in person. He pulled the trigger on a nice '73 International Cub with Woods finish mower. Nice! Way to go, Matt!! Enjoy it!!
Nice auction. Rest of the pics can be viewed here: http://s436.photobucket.com/user/sngrag ... t=2&page=1
Way to go, Matt! Nice buy.
'60 FH Lo-Boy
'57 FH Cub "Rusty"
'56 FH Cub
(2) '48 Cubs
'75 IH 140 w/1000 loader
C-3 mower, FH Woods 42F, 22 sickle (2), 54A blade, L-54 blade, 194 plow, FH L-38 disk, FH LB disk, 144 cultivators, FH platform carrier
He was pretty excited (to say the least)!
Thanks guys for the congrats! I appreciate it.
It was fun seeing all those tractors.
I am definitely happy with the tractor.
I got it home and my wife said "That is bigger than I thought it would be."
It was great to meet you as well Stanton. Nice to put a face with a name.
I hope to see you around soon
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