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THE TRACTOR HUNTER
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I got distracted again from my 420 project this morning when I worked a deal on two pairs of John Deere 50 lbs Cast iron weights in trade for my 75 lbs John Deere Plastic/Concrete wheel weights and some cash. A surprise about the weights though once I got there, is one pair was the standard yellow while the second pair are off a John Deere 140 Patio edition and you can see the White Patio paint on them. Oh well I thought that was neat.

While I was there at the sellers house and after finishing loading the weights, I looked up on the hill and noticed something I have never actually seen in person, an 80 Cart. I asked him about it and if I could go look at it, and he said sure. So we walked up and it is so original and unmolested I couldn't believe it. There is surface rust and peeling paint, but the tailgate is awesome and it still has a working tailgate latch and tilt arm, plus the original oldschool Carlise tires. It is a foil tag model. So anyway, I asked if he would sell it and he threw me a price I couldn't turn down, however I didn't have enough cash on me to close the deal and felt stupid. Because it was a long drive he said give me the rest of your cash and mail me a check for the balance. I couldn't believe it, talk about trusting. The seller was so nice and cool to talk to.

Anyway, here are some pictures as usual.






 

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Tanner, another great deal and you meet all kinds of nice folks that have tractors! That model 80 is in nice shape, bet it won't take long before it's showroom ready!
 

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Nice find . I've often wondered who made those cast iron JD weights . The New-Holland that I recently sold had cast iron weights of the exact same design with a "sperry-rand" logo embossed in the center part . I did manage to keep the weights for anything I might use them for in the future .

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I had a similar experience in reverse when I went to pick up my first model 80 cart. After loading the model 80 in the trusty minivan I asked "what's under that tarp over there". He uncovered a very clean 317. I opened the hood, saw the Onan engine and asked "how much". He made me an offer I couldn't refuse so I had to return the next day with the cash and a truck.
 

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Nice find Tractor Hunter! :thThumbsU Tanner You have all the luck... :D
 

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Great find!! I know of something else Tanner bought but I am not gonna tell!
 

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Nice haul (again) Tanner!
:ditto::ditto: Looks to be in good shape and ought to be an easy restore. Looking forward to the finished pics. slkpk
 

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THE TRACTOR HUNTER
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:ditto::ditto: Looks to be in good shape and ought to be an easy restore. Looking forward to the finished pics. slkpk
So, why do you guys assume I will restore this stuff? :drunkie: it's not like I know how to do that? :dunno:
 

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Good score--Tanner.

(why is it that these 'hunting" trips always turn up more stuff?):fing32:

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So, why do you guys assume I will restore this stuff? :drunkie: it's not like I know how to do that? :dunno:
From what I can tell it's just your nature. You've got a vision of what things can be when you see it in sad shape and you know you can come out on top of the deal with some sweat, hard work and with some stuff you just can't get that type of quality any more:fing32: slkpk
 

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Good score--Tanner.

(why is it that these 'hunting" trips always turn up more stuff?):fing32:

glenn
This is what I call a lesson learned that you should always bring more cash and keep your eyes open for more goodies.:thThumbsU
 

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Also don't fixate on your target and be willing to adjust fire when you see something else you want. :sterb003:

This advice is for Slkpk. :thThumbsU
 

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Nice haul. Since getting our 110, I've been on a few treasure hunts myself and it's a lot of fun.

So guys, what is the deal with the Model 80 Cart? Everyone speaks about them almost reverently. Is there something special about them other than age?

On one foray, I was offered a brass tag 80 cart, in really nice original condition (no surface rust) with a green tongue. It's beginning to sound like I made an amateur move when I passed on it.
 
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