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Looks really nice.  It cost a bunch to make it look like that.  I would use it!  If you aren’t going to use them why have them?  Might not use it for mowing brush or hauling manure but I would use tha

Here is the one Randy Hall mentioned I believe.  I do have a magazine add for a 234 picker on a 66 series tractor somewhere. It was an IH add for the picker in a 72-74 farm magazine. 

I think it's a beauty.  Nicest one we have here, but it's original, and we "use" it....if pulling a tedder counts as use.  It chisels a little too sometimes.

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From the small pictures of it on my phone it looks like a great buy compared to restoring one . Tires are probably 3500 for all , paint isn't cheap with what appears to be a nice paint preparation. 

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i doubt that tractor sees much work 

 

4 minutes ago, from H to 80 said:

Looks really good , but fresh paint scares me , hook it to a plow or disc and run it 4 or 5 hours then you can see it's true colors.

 

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Description concerns me .

    They emphasize  all fluids new , Filters etc. and most other replacements are cosmetics. No mention of any mechanical restoration.

        They say Clutch and T.A. good  ,runs good.

      Looks great , however, would not take much mechanical repairs to ruin that paint job.

     Price is great if mechanicals are as good as she looks.

        Tony

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This post got me thinking...  Has anyone ever seen a 56 or 66 series narrow front with a cab on it?  Was that even a factory option? I don't recall ever seeing such a unicorn.  I've seen 86 series set up like that, not saying it was factory...

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Dang, maybe I should list my 966 there, it's got five years on a full repaint, and a hy capacity hd ta...  that's good money for a 48 year old tractor

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1 hour ago, Tonyinca said:

Description concerns me .

    They emphasize  all fluids new , Filters etc. and most other replacements are cosmetics. No mention of any mechanical restoration.

        They say Clutch and T.A. good  ,runs good.

      Looks great , however, would not take much mechanical repairs to ruin that paint job.

     Price is great if mechanicals are as good as she looks.

        Tony

I agree with Tony! 

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2 hours ago, Tonyinca said:

Description concerns me .

    They emphasize  all fluids new , Filters etc. and most other replacements are cosmetics. No mention of any mechanical restoration.

        They say Clutch and T.A. good  ,runs good.

      Looks great , however, would not take much mechanical repairs to ruin that paint job.

     Price is great if mechanicals are as good as she looks.

        Tony

On the other hand I doubt if anyone paying that much for a 1066 is going to work it hard enough to find any problems it may or may not have. 
 

Edit: if you look closely at the pictures it has a lot of little details many restorations miss, such as the alternator belt shield and the hydraulic coupler dust plugs with chains to the hanger brackets. 

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1 hour ago, ihrondiesel said:

On the other hand I doubt if anyone paying that much for a 1066 is going to work it hard enough to find any problems it may or may not have. 
 

Edit: if you look closely at the pictures it has a lot of little details many restorations miss, such as the alternator belt shield and the hydraulic coupler dust plugs with chains to the hanger brackets. 

I agree Ron. Seems people are super critical of other people's work lately. Must be the long winter stress time. I know who's tractor it was but I'm not going to expose that info.  

And it's not mine by the way. I only wish I could paint like that. 

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1 hour ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

I agree Ron. Seems people are super critical of other people's work lately. Must be the long winter stress time. I know who's tractor it was but I'm not going to expose that info.  

And it's not mine by the way. I only wish I could paint like that. 

Don't we all wish we could paint like that. Lol 

Actually some of us probably can but not me !! 

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5 hours ago, russtred said:

This post got me thinking...  Has anyone ever seen a 56 or 66 series narrow front with a cab on it?  Was that even a factory option? I don't recall ever seeing such a unicorn.  I've seen 86 series set up like that, not saying it was factory...

856 with  ice cream box cab and 234 picker at half century of farm progress.

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4 hours ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

I agree Ron. Seems people are super critical of other people's work lately. Must be the long winter stress time. I know who's tractor it was but I'm not going to expose that info.  

And it's not mine by the way. I only wish I could paint like that. 

Wasn’t trying to be critical , tractor looks great , just passing on some obervations from years of  buying restored tractors and  also restoring tractors.

My first experience was my SMTA looked like a piece of candy , ended up restoring it three times and repainting to get it “RESTORED”

 

My 300 U same thing   Poor old fella was so proud of it .He almost Cried when I sent him picture of what I was doing.

     I tore it all down and started bolt off restoration it was so bad , nothing worked , painted over grease and rust 

  Looked great in picture and at 50 feet

just imparting some of my early learning experiences.

giving people something to think about behind the shine.

I have been doing much better lately ! Lol lol .
Was  just my price of tuition and admission to this game.

tony

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i could never a tractor that nice, everything i own has to be used since i dont have the$$ to have stuff sittin around to look good, more power to teh guys that can but id be afraid to get a tractor that nice dirty - i know tractors are 100s of K of $$ these days id be afraid to get one of them dirty also let alone a painted up 20K one  - im so old school its difficult for me on this stuff

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Definitely looks beautiful. Somebody did a very nice job. Definitely out of my comfort zone tho for price. I also like working them and hearing under a load and i would be scared of getting it dirty or scratched. Hope the new owner enjoys it for a long time.

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Looks really nice.  It cost a bunch to make it look like that.  I would use it!  If you aren’t going to use them why have them?  Might not use it for mowing brush or hauling manure but I would use that sucker!  It would look good with a little dust on that paint!

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5 minutes ago, billonthefarm said:

Looks really nice.  It cost a bunch to make it look like that.  I would use it!  If you aren’t going to use them why have them?  Might not use it for mowing brush or hauling manure but I would use that sucker!  It would look good with a little dust on that paint!

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  Those are just plain gorgeous !

      Tony

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