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I stumbled into a storage unit that belonged to a toy dealer.  Lots of treasures!  I am sorting through them and securing some for myself.   I am partners with another fella and he is selling the ones I don't want at flea markets and we are 50/50.  Sold about 150 so far. 

I know some are Massey Ferguson toys, but I like those old ERTL tractors.  Many were new in the boxes,  but poor storage has ruined many.  The 2+2 came out of a moldy box. The 5288 was in a water ruined box.

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More sorting last night.  I really like the IH Hough payloader.  The TRU SCALE JD running gear has the early style 1 piece hitch with decal on it and the solid rubber wheels.  I collect tru scale, so wanted it.  Like the big field cultivator.  The 40 series JD has skinny duals,  balloon fronts and the early steel cab top.  Neat combination. 

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A friend had one of those loaders back in the late 70’s early 80’s. Always loved the detail. Couldn’t load as quick as the big Tonka loaders but was good for utility work in the sandbox subdivisions that we built. 

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Also had the same loader......great for manure spreader work on the Big B (carpet) Farm.

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2 hours ago, 5088 said:

I always wanted one of those field cultivators when I was a kid, but never got one.

Couldn't turn short with the duals on my 1586 due to the wide angle on the 4600 vibra chisel tongue.   Dremel tool took off the outer braces, then in could turn on the carpet end rows like I was supposed to!

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23 hours ago, Mr. Plow said:

Couldn't turn short with the duals on my 1586 due to the wide angle on the 4600 vibra chisel tongue.   Dremel tool took off the outer braces, then in could turn on the carpet end rows like I was supposed to!

My brother had that 1586.  I had the 544, 886 and 3588.  Youngest brother got the 7130 and 4994.  We (or Santa) skipped the 50 series for some reason.

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We got Ertl toys for birthdays and Christmas.   Dad turned wrenches at the dealer, so when the new toys came out we couldn't wait for a birthday!

544, 1086, 1586, 3588, backhoe,  end loader, Transtar II roll back......had great fun as a kid!!!

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On 8/2/2022 at 9:28 PM, Mr. Plow said:

We got Ertl toys for birthdays and Christmas.   Dad turned wrenches at the dealer, so when the new toys came out we couldn't wait for a birthday!

544, 1086, 1586, 3588, backhoe,  end loader, Transtar II roll back......had great fun as a kid!!!

Actually refreshed my memory.  I had a blue IH flatbed truck, that I think if I remember right came with the 544, had a string winch set up on the back.  Had the IH backhoe too.  Pretty sure the 886 was part of a 4 piece set that the box folded out into a barn (boy to have that set NIB today) but I was real young when I got it, so I could be off.  We had quite a few different implements too.  I remember the Deere 4 row planter being one I really wanted (and did end up getting), and the Deere baler with the kicker (didn't get that one, but did get the IH baler).  I don't recall an IH corn planter being available then (late 70s/early 80s), but maybe there was.  Youngest brother did get the CIH Cyclo in the later 80s.

Dad was a mechanic at our IH dealer too, until they sold out in the late 70s.  

Those toys were awesome, and I flat wore 1/2 of them out.  Still have a few of them and I'd bet some others are still by my Mom's house.

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