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Tractor Collecting and Young People


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Old 07-05-2019, 11:44:45 PM
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Jeff, I think you are very much right. But so are so many others on here in different ways. Jeff you and I are just few years apart but not much. I remember when I started out trying to get a rare Twin City seemed impossible. And by rare I meant any TC that was produced. We were not traveling as much especially to tractor shows kinda just a few car shows and swaps a year. So tractors were kinda foreign other than my gift of grandpa's Z Moline. So naturally I wanted a much earlier predecessor TC. Then dad one year said we should go see his ol friends at Crosby show! So we ventured west. I remember getting there late and just see those giant steel wheels wonders in the moon glow made morning seem to drag. The next day we snooped poked climbed prodded and drooled.(I still do). Then have met all the legends I remember John asking dad to run a single. ?????huh? Well the joy that came over me to help prep and drive it was unbelievable. ( Thanks John T it meant a lot to a young man) Stuck with me till this day even though I've grown to a reality that the lotto is my only chance to buy a prairie giant. I've settled for the next best and TC to boot. 3 Big twins and matching thresher. I'm happy there plus minus couple things and case 25-45 im paying on. So! Get out there, help a young guy/gal, teach, lead and inspire through love and support while practice patients and being open to change.
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I attended a farm auction this past Canada Day and saw a young man, not a day over 17 purchase a Case LA for $675. I had never set eyes on him before but was proud of him nonetheless. I immediately thought of this thread that G started... this young guy was probably one of the youngest people there! Needless to say, he was an obvious minority in the crowd.
Mr. Blaney,
If that was his first antique tractor, he did okay, I would say!
The first couple of antique tractors I bought, I literally laid awake the following nights wondering what the hell I'd done. The money came through hard work. It was hard to let go of it. Still is. In that way, times have not changed in 40 or so years!
I hope that young lad has a lot of fun with the Case.
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At the Tri-County Heritage Club show in Ilderton, Ontario yesterday, they had a play area for the kids. There was a sand box filled with sawdust where they buried money for the kids to find. Most of them found one coin and then drifted away. One young lad, while I was there chatting with a club director,stayed on and did a thorough search. I watched him pick a few extra coins and pocket them. That lad should be a success some day.
Another, larger box was filled with corn kernels. There was a little, home-made backhoe the kids could sit on and load the corn into toy dump trucks. The little tykes just loved it. The corn was a good idea because it was clean.
Just little things, but they help create interest and help the young parents enjoy the day more. Happy and contented kids make for happy and contented parents who can come away with a good feeling for the show!
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At the Tri-County Heritage Club show in Ilderton, Ontario yesterday, they had a play area for the kids. There was a sand box filled with sawdust where they buried money for the kids to find. Most of them found one coin and then drifted away. One young lad, while I was there chatting with a club director,stayed on and did a thorough search. I watched him pick a few extra coins and pocket them. That lad should be a success some day.
Another, larger box was filled with corn kernels. There was a little, home-made backhoe the kids could sit on and load the corn into toy dump trucks. The little tykes just loved it. The corn was a good idea because it was clean.
Just little things, but they help create interest and help the young parents enjoy the day more. Happy and contented kids make for happy and contented parents who can come away with a good feeling for the show!

Did you find anything when you went in?
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I was too busy sitting on the little excavator!
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Here at our show in Milton (Steam Era) we started doing a "Learn to Drive a Tractor" event back when we moved the show from the fairgrounds to Country Heritage Park as a new activity at the show and hopefully that will help to spark some new interest in the hobby aswell
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I was too busy sitting on the little excavator!

They had to dig it out of the ground after you got off it
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Recently in Antique Power Magazine I have seen advertisements for the "Old Iron Bank", a money lender offering short term loans for tractor and gas engine purchases. This service (if you want to call it that) doesn't apply to young collectors specifically, but definitely indicates that prices have become exuberant for many of these pieces.
Many people these days, especially younger individuals live off cheap credit. Houses, vehicles, boats, bikes, vacations, schooling, bills, you name it.
With "life" seemingly getting more and more expensive, how many people can justify dumping thousands into an old tractor or engine that only gets a few hours of use per year? How many would use credit for these purchases? Is this stuff really going to appreciate in value like it has in the past three decades?

This thread has quieted down a bit. Just some food for thought.

I Found it wile on Facebook as they have a FB page

www.oldironbank.com

https://www.facebook.com/oldironbank...type=1&theater
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