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odd tractor

Postby Clint Carter » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:38 pm

Came across this tractor today and have never seen one like this. Can anyone tell me what it is and what you think it is worth in your eyes? It runs and has new rear tires but no brakes at all.
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Bigdog » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:35 am

Possibly a Gibson with a hood from something else stuck on it?
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:46 am

If it is a Gibson as BD suggested, the rear finals should have Gibson Longmont,CO Seattle, WA cast in them in raised letters.

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Re: odd tractor

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:55 am

Looks similiar to a Gibson model D pictured in "Standard Catalog of Farm Tractors". If it is a Gibson model D it originally had a Wisconsin model AEH engine.

Also check the rear tire size, they probably fit a Cub rim.
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Re: odd tractor

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:20 am

I agree with the others, much of it looks like a Gibson with some additions.
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Clint Carter » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:18 am

It dose had Gibson on the rear finals, i think on just one, is it worth anything?
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:43 pm

Need Some Help wrote:It does have Gibson on the rear finals, i think on just one, is it worth anything?

Eugene wrote:Check the rear tire size, they probably fit a Cub rim.
What's it worth? I do not have a clue. If it's like most of my working antique tractors, I have more money in them then I could sell them for.

If the tires and rims fit a Cub and in good shape, they are probably worth more than the entire machine.

What is the current owner asking for the machine? And are there any attachments?
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:35 pm

Web search for Gibson model D and find quite a number of hits. Following site has a price for one in like new condition.

http://www.hemmings.com/hmn/stories/200 ... ure26.html

e-bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/1948-Gibson-Model-D ... 3220473558
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Landreo » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:23 pm

Are you buying or selling?
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Clint Carter » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:13 pm

I am looking to buy it, but hav not got a price on it yet and yes it dose have a set of cult. and a homemade plow
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Re: odd tractor

Postby Bigdog » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:01 am

As a rule Gibson's are collectable and if in reasonable (restorable) condition would have a good value. The fiberglas hood indicates that some serious field modifications may have been done but hopefully nothing that can't be undone. If the original engine is there (and it appears to be) you would have a good candidate there.
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Re: odd tractor

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:35 am

Gibson plows were pretty crude and looked homemade, so the plow could be factory.
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