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Old 10-11-2018, 12:14:52 PM
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I believe that particular tractor is up for sale this weekend?
An 88 years old friend of mine is going to be watching it sell, his father had a GO for his first tractor. After that, he bought a Farmall regular. That particular tractor went away a long time ago.
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It sounds like,in the field,the friction drive required frequent replacement.It kinda makes you wonder how much field testing they did,before putting it into production.
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That G O tractor sold for $45,000 + 5% commission today.
Some have reported that the Heider and G O friction drives were relatively successful. The 12-20 C Heider with a 3 bottom self lift plow sold for $38,000 plus 5% today.
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Results >>> https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/vie...alog/id/18567/
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Bit of disappointment on the prices! restored tractors bringing roughly half their normal value. The rest barely brought their scrap value, wonder how many went that way? The toys did alright. The first 10 on the list did fine but from there on prices were weak.

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Just got a flyer from Aumann auctions, it lists up coming events. It lists the collection of Butch Rafferty. As some of you know he has the remaining Boring tractor that was pieced together from the parts tractor chassis that came from the same place that the Boring that Oil Pulled now has came from! He did the work on both tractors. So Kurt has sold both surviving Boring tractors that exist, in the past decade! So Ed, you gonna step up and reunite the pair? They offer financing as well.
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I didn't think many were a bargin for thier condition some brought way more than thier value huber modern farmer 17,500 over 10K for a huber cross engine project with unknowns.. 27 K for a rock island no bargin there the go tractor may have been a little low. but other than that big old standard inline tractors how much are they really worth
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I didn't think many were a bargin for thier condition some brought way more than thier value huber modern farmer 17,500 over 10K for a huber cross engine project with unknowns.. 27 K for a rock island no bargin there the go tractor may have been a little low. but other than that big old standard inline tractors how much are they really worth
I was watching the modern farmer with some interest, there just aren't any around to buy I suppose. Was really surprised.
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Anybody have a updated count on surviving General Ordinance Tractors "GO" Tractors since 1997?
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I know nothing about these, but I was talking to Eileen Ruble a couple weekends ago and she said only 6 known.



---------- Post added at 03:37:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:36:12 PM ----------

Also found this 2013 auction link that states 6

https://bid.atterberryauction.com/vi...d/192/lot/6854
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I was watching the modern farmer with some interest, there just aren't any around to buy I suppose. Was really surprised.
I have an all original one bought it at auction in pa for 1800.00 didnt think it was anything special
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Were did Erdle's GO tractor end up?
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Bit of disappointment on the prices! restored tractors bringing roughly half their normal value. The rest barely brought their scrap value, wonder how many went that way? The toys did alright. The first 10 on the list did fine but from there on prices were weak.
I bought a couple of tractors at that auction. Was bidding on the GO but bowed out when it went into the $40s.

Ended up with the 1925 Super Four Crossmotor and the 1938 40/62 with the canopy on it. Pictures attached. I thought they were good deals at the time. But I really donít know that much about the Huber market. Anyone have thoughts? Iím ok if you say I overpaid! Im already in love with both of them.

Anyone have any additional historical information on either of them I would appreciate. I plan on keeping and showing them for years to come!!
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I bought a couple of tractors at that auction. Was bidding on the GO but bowed out when it went into the $40s.

Ended up with the 1925 Super Four Crossmotor and the 1938 40/62 with the canopy on it. Pictures attached. I thought they were good deals at the time. But I really donít know that much about the Huber market. Anyone have thoughts? Iím ok if you say I overpaid! Im already in love with both of them.

Anyone have any additional historical information on either of them I would appreciate. I plan on keeping and showing them for years to come!!
I don't think anybody overpays for something they want and can afford, what makes me laugh now and then are the folks that say pre-1939 tractors are going down in value. Good examples will always have value, I think, and I sure don't collect as an investment primarily but value of any kind is nice when the kids hold an auction.
Congratulations on the Hubers, there just aren't many around our area, would be a good exhibit for the shows.
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Great looking ol Hubers! I purchased the ol Keck#3734, she needs a lot on tender love'en and care!
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Nice! A restored Keck tractor is on my collection bucket list. My grandfather and father used to have a Keck steam engine.
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Anybody have a updated count on surviving General Ordinance Tractors "GO" Tractors since 1997?
There's 9 listed on the Steel-wheels website.
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there is more than 9, I know of a few just myself that are not on that list.
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Erdles GO is the one Eileen Ruble owns. Bockwoldts went to Missouri.

I have heard theres at least 12 GO's for a while and I've heard much higher numbers lately. 9 is low. Didn't have the funds to go after it, but I thought it went cheaper than it should.

We never bid on the Heider, it went plenty high without it. it was a nice original with the plow, but never thought it would go that high. Still trying to figure out how someone snapped off one of the plow lift levers.

the Canadian special was our fault. Its the last model aside from the proto type No 1 we needed for our Rock Island collection, it was originally a local tractor and it was local; we never dreamed it would bring that kind of money, and we still didn't get it even after running it to that insane level. Dad was ready to kill me. It was NOT in top condition and needed work. The Heider and it went to the same buyer.

It was an interesting sale, but if you were bidding online you could get bit easily, pictures were better than product in many cases. Even many of the restored tractors had some issues and most hadn't been run in a few years. If you hadn't picked over the parts piles the day before, a lot of the better resto candidates had critical parts in those piles that you would be missing. The two rock island G2's weren't bad buys but the H4 and the F's were very rough. The hubers were the same, and there were a number mislisted online. Only the COOP Huber was promised to run, a lot of the restored ones would have run, but most hadn't been started in a few years so nothing was promised.

The one I though went really cheap was the Rock Island H22. That is one of only 4 known to exist, and 1 of only at most 26 built and was the largest rock island built. it was a pile of parts, but its a restorable tractor and the engine components aren't super rare. the bigger question was the rear end, Dick had told us a few years ago it had bad gears. We decided not to bid, we have too many projects, but it was something we looked hard at. We did buy a lot of parts piles though.
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