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Postby Wrenchbender » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:15 pm

Saw the post about the site being a little slow...thought I'd give something to talk about!

We went to an auction today in Ohio. It was an old Oliver/White dealership and also a farm. The people in Ohio have more $ to spend than I, the only thing I bought was lunch!

A short rundown on what I saw sell. OC-6 diesel, clutch out, $4000. 1855 late model, no engine or O/U, $950. 354 Perkins from 2-105, not running missing parts, $850. Cummins 5.9B, from Case tractor, stuck tight, $950. Boxes old misc parts $50 to $150, looked like about $25-$50 worth to me.

The better deals were usable equipment, 4-210? 8.3 Cummins, $5300. 2-180 MFWD red stripe, $8400. White 5100 12 row vert fold, $325.

The sleeper deal was a proto type White American 80, $1150.

That should be something to talk about for a while. By the way, there will be two more auctions there. The next one will have 1855s 880s and lots more older parts. WB.
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Postby edchainsaw » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:36 pm

gee there was stuff in the cheap stuff I could use....... and to think we were in Ill today trading off 2 masseys for 1 .... and still got to pay boot. :(
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Postby 995Lugmatic » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:13 am

Speaking of auctions, but of a different type...

I saw a certain president's pulling Oliver on E-bay today!

How come you didn't put her on here first WB? Oh well, you will probably get more out of her on there, but I always just hate to see stuff go to sale on there. Because there is usually the chance that if he had known about it, a guy could have bought the item outright for $1000 less. It is also depressing to know that most of the stuff is just being flipped. And then on the sellers end, I have heard all kinds of horror stories about deadbeat bidders.
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Postby Wrenchbender » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:21 pm

Hi Ian, I guess I was thinking about maximum exposure by putting it on ebay. I like the auction atmosphere and it lets the true price be found.

Out of the few things I've bought and sold, I've only had one bad experience.

I only got that tractor out one time last summer, no need to let it just set around. Guess I'll need a different picture for my profile! WB.
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Postby Andy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:33 am

Hey John,
You keeping all this auction stuff to yourself? I would have went for the sleeper deal, you know how I am about prototypes. And all you tell me is it is in Ohio, after it is done. I suppose if I snooze, I lose. Well, first things first. Most of my parts will be in for my Pete today, enough to keep me busy. Better get after it. I would have liked to of gone to that auction though. Probably would have only bought lunch also. Next Saturday there will be a machinery auction here, but stuff will go too high generally, might be a bargain or two, I don't count on it. Well, what do I need more stuff for anyhow, just more to fix, and I'm way behind in the fixin' department.
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Postby Wrenchbender » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:40 pm

Hey Andy, A HPOCA member and parts vendor from Eaton bought the proto type. I was bidding on it until he started, then I quit. He will probably do something with it, and I didn't really need another project.

BTW, I sold my 880 pulling tractor, but I know where an 880 Wheatland diesel is that could replace it! WB.
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Postby Andy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:07 am

Hye John,
Oh, gosh!! He ALWAYS gets the good deals.
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Postby 995Lugmatic » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:30 pm

Ooh, 880 Wheatland Diesel...drool.

Man I want one of those. Is it in IN John? We have an 880 D RC, but I just love the standards so much more. Good find!
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Postby 995Lugmatic » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:34 pm

oh oh... looks like the fella who got your 880 is a flipper. See John...thats why I hate Ebay. Instead of it going to someone who is going to enjoy it, and maybe if they had to sell it they would...it goes to a guy like this who is trying to make a couple grand...

I have names for guys like this, but I am not gonna post them on here. :evil:

http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/photoads/classifieds.cgi?search_and_display_db_button=on&db_id=131294&query=retrieval
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Postby 2255TR » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:14 pm

I went to that sale also. The White 8920 combine less heads for $700.00 was a good deal for the engine or tires alone. The shocker to me was the four Oliver 55 series suitcase weights bringing $75 a piece.That White 80 proto will take alot of work to restore.The hardest will be finding documentation of what it was equipped with and its outward appearence. The fact it had a standard mechanical 1600/2-70 brake on the left and a hydraulic lever actuated brake on the right was unique.I wish I would of had my digital camera with me to snap a few shots I did not know there would be something as unusual as that there.
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Postby 995Lugmatic » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:39 pm

Hey there 2255TR, what part of E. IN are you from? I am originally from what I would call S. IN, and dad still lives there. Thats where all of our tractors are. The farm where dad grew up is North of Princeton a bit, and the grandparents still live there. Then dads current piece of ground is E of Evansville a bit...Sandridge, Hatfield, Boonville area.

Just wondering where you are at. We have a buddy that has a 2255 that looks just about identical to yours who lives in the Ft. Branch area.
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Postby 39LC » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:24 am

My stuff that I took to auction 2 weeks ago didn't go so hot.....

White 4-180 with rebuilt center pins, new exhaust system and interior brought only $2000.00, including the duals
White 6100 8rn no till /monitor/dual press wheels/ insect $5600.00
IH 490 24 1/2' disc with hitchiker $650.00
Glenco 11 shank soil saver, all new shanks and tips $250.00
JD 8300 drill w/grass $645.00
JD 4420 combine (1750 hrs) CAH 4400 corn hd/213 grain $ 6800.00
My 1850 was the only piece I had a reserve on. I drove that home
JD combine brought what I expected, but the rest was ugly.
The guy whose sale I took my stuff to also had a bad day with his tractors and equipt. The "antique nuts" were out in force and that saved him.
Oh well...some days your the feeder, and some days your the feed!
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Postby 995Lugmatic » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:42 am

Goodness, Larry. I am sorry about that :oops: We would have bought the 4-180 for that kind of money. I wish we could have been there. We have been looking for a good one of those for a while, and thats just a shame.
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Postby 2255TR » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:28 am

995Lugamatic I live near Connersville IN.That avatar photo is not of any of my 2255's. It is the only good clear picture of an Oliver 2255 on the web with a distinct background that will work for an avatar.I shrunk it to fit the pixel limit.I will attach a photo of the one I try and pull with though.The picture is a few years old.
39Lc someone got a bargain for $2000.00 on that 4-180.Many people are scared of those CAT engines but I have five of them on the farm and would of had six at that price.They do have to be used like any other v8 engine keep it wound up on Rpm and don't lug the guts out of it. It is not a inline 6.They will last.
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Postby 995Lugmatic » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:20 pm

You dont have a 2255 like the one you just posted that you would part with I dont suppose? Maybe trade some stuff? We got tons...lots of Ollies of all flavors, same with MMs, little more of this...some of that. But I dont got a 2255 with no cab, and thats one I really want.
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Postby edchainsaw » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:29 pm

I sure wish that the prices of stuff would level off.. not enough for your stuff... and WAY to much if its on a deallers lot someplace. lol
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Postby 39LC » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:04 pm

I should have known as much. I never was any good at selling my stuff.My theory it seems, has always been to buy high and sell low!

Fortunatley, this won't break me, so I'll move on. I paid $3000.00 for the darned thing 3 years ago. Had 3 or 4 fellas come by and look it over and tell me what a good buy I got. That was before the new interior, new exhaust system and new center links. But it did run good when I needed it and man they sure pull good!
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Postby 39LC » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:10 pm

That's a fine looking 2255 there. You saY YOU'VE got 5 tractors with the Cat engines? Are they all 2255's or do you have some White 4 wheelers?

My experience with the Cat V-8 comes from my excavating business. Used some 613 elevating scrapers. They worked fine in them too.

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Postby 39LC » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:11 pm

That's a fine looking 2255 there. You saY YOU'VE got 5 tractors with the Cat engines? Are they all 2255's or do you have some White 4 wheelers?

My experience with the Cat V-8 comes from my excavating business. Used some 613 elevating scrapers. They worked fine in them too.

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Postby 2255TR » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:15 am

I'm sorry 995lugamatic the 4 Oliver 2255's I own will most likely never be sold.These tractors each have a good amount of useful life left.The first one was my dads first tractor.It will definitely never leave the farm.The second and third tractors were owned by two brothers (Snyder) near Waynetown, Indiana.Each of these were in need of repair so I got bought right.And the last one I had to scavenge for part to reassemble it had broken the input shaft and the motor and hydraulshift were missing.That is the one I pull with.I also have an 1989 GMC Brigadier with a 3208 Turocharged to pull trailers with.But always looking for a good 4 wheel drive White. There is a 4-225 on a sale at Hillsboro Ohio this weekend I am going to see what it will bring.Hopefully it will follow me home.
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Postby Former admin Chris L » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:54 pm

995Lugmatic wrote:You dont have a 2255 like the one you just posted that you would part with I dont suppose? Maybe trade some stuff? We got tons...lots of Ollies of all flavors, same with MMs, little more of this...some of that. But I dont got a 2255 with no cab, and thats one I really want.


Try this link, fourth tractor from the bottom of the list. All I know about it is what you can read there.

http://www.farmersadvance.com/news/classifieds/210.html
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Postby 2255TR » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:24 pm

Well the 1986 white 4-225 tractor went to Sandusky,OH.It went for $11,500 it needed 4 new inner 18.4 tires and the data center(instrument panel) did not work correctly mechanically appeared good.White 435 11 shank disc chisel $2,600.White 273 25ft. disc $4,000.White 588 6-18 plow $100.A picture of the tractor www.rickwilliamsauctionco.com it was the Woodmansee auction.
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