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Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction


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Old 07-28-2012, 10:16:25 PM
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Default Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

Noticed a very nice resto. minn.17-30 sold at the Lowery auction conducted by Aumann today for $22,000 looked like Rollie Yoders tractor from ind. Dave
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It brought good money, I'd say. I thought it looked like rollie's too
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Default Re: Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

At the risk of getting crucified....... ....... it's about time those Minnys started bringing some real money.......
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:24:43 AM
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Hey Im with Craig on that one,these tractors always seemed priced pretty low,same with the later hart parrs but thats a different story.
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Default Re: Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

Now I feel a little better about sticking more money into my 17-30b project.

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Default Re: Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

I was at the sale. I wrote down $26,000 as the winning bid. Maybe 22,000 is where the internet bidders dropped out but I'm pretty sure 26,000 was what Kurt had and he was asking for 27,000 when the hammer fell. It was a beautiful tractor, done well, and I don't think you could find one, buy it, and make it that nice for any less.

Fun sale all around even though I was too cheap to buy anything!
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It's given here as $26,000: http://www.rowellauctions.com/index....5322&cid=11263

Did anyone get the serial no.?

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Default Re: Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

Rollie built two very nice 17-30's but he only sold on of them. The one that was in the auction was #7675. He also installed a friction drive starter on both tractors. He did a nice job on the starter. You had to look for the starter because he had it hidden well.

I you look closely at the first picture you will notice that the tractor appears to have two clutch handles. One on the left and on the right. The one on the right is the clutch and the one on the left was the starter. You would pull back on the handle and it moved the starter closer to the flywheel. When the roller got close the flywheel there was a micro switch that turned on the starter on and spun the motor over. He had a gel battery on its side under the tractor. The second and third pictures are of the starter.
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Default Re: Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

Here is a link to a video of the starter in action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4XdwtiqtB8

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The reason it dies at the end is because he forgot to turn on the gas.
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Default Re: Minneapolis 17-30B on Auction

Pretty ingenious device! Thanks for sharing!
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