so i brought home an old 6hp bready tractor. anyone have any info on these? i am an allis chalmers and deere guy but this is a neat little piece. it wouldnt let me post a picture. but its a teal green and white.
I honestly have no ideal. Here is a picture of my favorite tractor. I love the old AC's. I would like to find out some more info on this Bready, all i know so far is they are rare. So either detail it and get it running good or sell it to a collector who really is into these. Time will tell.
I would probably clean it up a bit and leave it as is for a while then maybe restore. Does it have a briggs engine. Nice tractors. My neighbor has a AC b-210 with rear tiller sitting in his yard but wont get rid of it.
Nice Bready!!!! I have a homelite badged Bready , and three others incompleate ones. Real cool little tractors. The style you have was built in the late 50's early 60's. Looking at the grill casting I'm guessing pre 60.
Value is tough to put on them. they are cool old tractors, and for there day, they were pretty well made. As far as value... well they are not well known. They do pop up for sale once in a wile... but the sellers dont always know what they are. To a guy that knows the brand, and is looking for one... well they are worth more... but to 90% of the people out there its just a oddball old tractor. Ya, I know... clear as mud... but thats the game with collector tractors.
OK... so if you were going to pin me down.... First you have a deck AND a blade!! Most of these tractors you find dont have any attachments.... it looks like a solid barn find tractor. Mostly solid, and clean.... just normal 50+ years of wear.... if it runs and moves Im saying a pretty easy $500... maybe a bit more from the right guy. Someone thats not a collector... well maybe a few hundred... problem is they would pop that blade on, and tear it up all winter.. :banghead3
Glad to see you grabbed it! :fing32: And glad to see you made it here from SimpleTractors too! The Bready is a cool machine and they're fun to drive too. As far as value, I know you did just fine from the other thread! In this economy you could double your money no problem or in a better economy triple. I'd leave it alone, clean it up, maybe paint the rims and just leave it as is. Great score and welcome to the Bready pack.
Good to know. i was figuring about $650 on value. it came from a little old lady who's husband bought in new "in the late 50's" she thought. been buried in a garage for about 40 years. it is a unique little piece. i think i may stash it in the corner for now and just leave it as a nice display piece.
My Root avitar is like your Bready in a way. It is neat, but too rare to have a following like a David Bradley tri trac, or Panzer.
It is worth what the most someone will give you is, or in my case, I just don't worry about it and enjoy it.