I recently got to know a few people that collect and restore old tractors. Some of these guys are downright addicted to tracking down old tractors and bringing them back to their former glory. I asked one person, who is a client, if I could take a few photos of the ones in his yard. The restored ones are in his farm buildings are look like they came off a showroom floor. I liked these because they have not been fully restored yet and thought they had character.
I love it. Over thirty years ago there used to be a few "old equipment fairs" in Texas. They were a "have to go" event for me. They slowly faded away and I miss them. Thanks for the coverage.ReplyDelete
I read that some farmers are restoring old tractors to actually use on the farm because the new, computerized ones are impossible for the farmer to maintain and fix himself. A specialist needs to come out to the farm to fix them and that can take time that the farmer cannot afford.ReplyDelete
I like the unrestored tractors the best (but of course you know that about me!). The one in the last picture is a beauty.ReplyDelete
To add to what Debra said - some of the new ones include warranties that are voided if any work other than routine maintenance (oil/filter changes, etc) are done by anyone other than a authorized dealer or repair place.ReplyDelete
I like the tractors with character also. Sort of like toys - there's nothing sadder than an old yet shiny new never out of the box toy. Thanks for showing the old buildings you come across in your travels.