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fishnwiz

Tractor - $800 (Waukesha)

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fishnwiz

Thought this was pretty cool and a good price! ........... Home built small tractor, IHC lb stationary eng, trans is a wards 3 speed walk behind unit, and frame/ front axle was from older wheel horse. Runs great and drives only thing not finished is brake assembly. Nice little show an conversation piece! $800 Obo. Possible trade for ??? 

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fishnwiz

Seems to me this guy is losing money on this tractor? ? Either that or his labor is free? Looks like a pretty neat build to me but I have been wrong before? 

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jlasater

IHC stationaries are fairly common and not considered terribly collectible, so he may not be losing as much as you thought.

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fishnwiz

Was not sure...Looks to me from the pics that this was done right and not tossed together. 

I know nothing about hit n miss motors at all but find them very fascinating. 

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jlasater

The IHC L series are actually throttle-governed. They fire constantly unlike true hit-n-miss engines like the John Deere "E".

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fishnwiz

It looked a lot like a hit and miss engine. I looked up a video on that engine and you are correct.  I stand corrected  AGAIN.>:(

Thanks much for setting me straight. 

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gwiseman
19 hours ago, fishnwiz said:

Seems to me this guy is losing money on this tractor? ? Either that or his labor is free? Looks like a pretty neat build to me but I have been wrong before? 

Knowing how I work in the shop I'd say you are correct. I bet he lost interest and threw out his time. 

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equipment guy

Being in the auto body business, I see people loose their shirts all the time.  Restorations, and custom builds of any sort, are time, and money consuming. More often than not, frustration, change of interests, or life circumstances force people to give up on projects they were truly passionate about at one time. When this happens many are just in bail out mode, countless hours of labor are lost, as well as much of the money invested into parts, tools, and outside services that may have been performed. 

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