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Old 10-02-2014, 06:26:07 PM
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Hi all what are these David Bradley Tri Trac worth??
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:11:53 PM
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Dear Ron That is an interesting question that is hard to answer. The tractor shown looks to be in nice condition. Does it have the original clutch drive system. Many have been bastardized because of failure of the original unit and are no longer available. Does it have the original wire screen over the pulley on the left side. Original engine, correct rear tire [not a car tire] Front and rear rims should be a green color. Seat should also be a greenish color with buttons to hold it down. We [my sons and I have 3 in our collection] but only one is all original. I They are bringing some good money but haven't seen a price on one in several years. In the past [10 or so years ago] I saw prices from $500 to $ 2000 depending on originality and condition. Of course Garden tractors have gotten very popular in the past few years. We bought all of ours for less than $300 each but that was nearly 20 years ago. They are quite interesting but be careful when making sharp turns because they have a tendency to tip over. There are many implements made for them but are pretty hard to find today. Good Luck on your quest. Ed B
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Mine was bought for about $400 four years ago. All the tires were totally rotten, worn out engine, no clucth, no right hand side sheild, cracked speed changer pulley with a host of other missing or broken odds and ends. The one in the picture that you posted looks to be modified? If so, it will naturally depreciate its value. Parts are NOT easily found. So if you want one original "restored with original drive train ect." be prepared to spend some cash upward and past $3,000. Or buy one cheap, missing most of its parts and spend countless hours and money trying to put it back to "original" condition for the same price. No matter which way you do it you will definately have a very unique tractor that will stand out for sure ! Not knowing much about the tractor pictured I would say that it is for sure worth over a $1000 worth off parts if it was a little butchered and didn't run.

Mine isn't no where close to original but it is by far one of the most enjoyable I have ever owend!

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Bought this one for $50 with a $10 delivery fee because it was an hours drive away.
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Holy Mackerel !!! Then there's just hitting the lotto !!!!! Nice tractor Kris!
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Kris $60 for a Tri Trac in that condition is unbelievable. That would have been the price 40 years ago. Ed B
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Well now it was rough when I got it.
Engine was stuck, although it was easy to free up. The tires were rotted clear off, and the seat pan was rusted out. It was also missing the side panels although it did have the correct clutch and air filter. I found side panels on Ebay but they weren't cheap. $285 with shipping.
For some reason every fin was broken off the flywheel.
It also came with the 5 foot mower deck and I have since bought a sickle mower for it.
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