So you think you know Hi-crop?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:28 pm

The mother of all Hi- Crops!...and you can buy it. :D
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FARMALL-AV-EXTE ... 2eb9ed69ef
Is this wild or what! It even comes with a ladder. :lol:

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:13 pm

Mike:

This makes probably the 3rd or 4th kick at the can this has been on :eBay: ..

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Price is around what he was asking last time I think....

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:18 pm

Rudi wrote:This makes probably the 3rd or 4th kick at the can this has been on :eBay:..

At least for the last couple of years anyway. I'm surprised he hasn't given up and scrapped it by now. I see "Honey, I'm doing my best to sell it" written all over this heap of iron.

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:38 pm

I bet it is fun trying to hand crank it.

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:48 pm

I can picture the directions in the manual for changing the oil...Step 1 get ladder. :lol:

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:42 pm

I bet loading and hauling that thing are a booger.

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:18 pm

You've got to admit this thing provokes comments. I see it as a standout out Red Power Roundups or any parade.
Come on now, seriously, who has one of these?
I see a starter but no battery, what would you do, park it next to a second floor deck to crank start it?
I'd predict that this will be brought up as often and as long as its brought up for sale.
Personally I hope someone does save and restore it.
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Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:22 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:You've got to admit this thing provokes comments. I see it as a standout out Red Power Roundups or any parade.
Come on now, seriously, who has one of these?

It would garner some looks and admirers at any event, no doubt about it!! It is different, it's just not $10,000 different!!!

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:28 pm

RaymondDurban wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:You've got to admit this thing provokes comments. I see it as a standout out Red Power Roundups or any parade.
Come on now, seriously, who has one of these?

It would garner some looks and admirers at any event, no doubt about it!! It is different, it's just not $10,000 different!!!

No its not.
I'd think $3000 would be stretching the value giving its present condition. $1500-2000 is probably a reasonable asking price.
If he stays at $10,000 it'll go to rust then dust and no one will see any good from it.

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:33 pm

I just asked my daughter if she'd like to see a cool tractor. She looked at the picture shook her head and said "why?"
I had no answer.
honestly what was this designed for?

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:39 pm

Spraying or dusting corn maybe? That may be what the platform on the back is for, holding the tank?? Just guessing...

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:55 pm

Mike - the tractors were modified for various applications such as developing strains of seed corn through controlled pollenation that require access to the plant tassle after growth. Tassles would be covered or even removed after pollenation to prevent cross pollenation from unwanted sources.
There are other processes that require high access in other areas of fruit and vegetable production. The extreme high-crop shown in this thread would most likely been in use on a seed farm. Other less severe variations of high-crop tractors were designed for ground clearance when cultivating tall vegetable crops.

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:50 am

A lot of seed corn is grown about 15 miles south of me. Detassleing has been done by hand and a lot of machines have been designed for people to ride on and this could be one I guess. Others have cut mechanically then people cut the short ones later by hand. A lot was cut completely by hand. There are four rows of what will be the seed corn and then a fifth row which is the polinator. The four rows are detassled before pollination and after pollination the fifth row is destroyed. This also could have been a spray rig with the tank on the back but I don't recall much late spraying being done at the age of that tractor. I have also seen a picture of a JD B modified like this. I would think the land on which that tractor would run would have to be nearly level. At least for this chicken. Vern

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:54 am

i cant imagine getting it off a trailer, assuming you didn't exceed 12 foot in height when it was loaded.

too tall to get into my shop, youd need a museum to display it, and a level one to drive it at all!

there is a ford 8n at Kinzers about that high on display. my guess it wont go anywhere.

still its cool. it seems to me the price before was 20K, but i could be mistaken.

Re: So you think you know Hi-crop?

Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:54 am

artc wrote:i cant imagine getting it off a trailer, assuming you didn't exceed 12 foot in height when it was loaded.

too tall to get into my shop, youd need a museum to display it, and a level one to drive it at all!

there is a ford 8n at Kinzers about that high on display. my guess it wont go anywhere.

still its cool. it seems to me the price before was 20K, but i could be mistaken.

I guess this is it in a nut shell. Even if the price was within reach it'd be just impractical to store or trailer. Otherwise If not for these things we'd all probably give serious thought to take this on as a project.
Big Dog thanks for shedding some light on it>