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Old tractor repair manuals

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by POWERMAD, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I have a bunch of repair manuals for lots of different tractors from 1953 - 1981.
    Most of them I have never seen let alone heard of.
    I am keeping a few of them like the Harvester and Massey Fergeson ones as I do need them sometimes.
    But the ones for The Oliver and a few of the others like the one for a 53 John Deere I thought might be worth something.
    Would it be worth it to put them up on E-bay?
     
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    I say yeah.
    Some of the manuals alone could have collector's value, wheras others could be purchased by someone actually needing a repair manual for his/her tractor. Some farmers will pay good money for stuff like that...and if you don't like how much money is being offered, don't sell them - set a reserve.
     
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    Do you have any caterpillar ones?
     
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    No I don't. Just manuals for old farm tractors.
     
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    Ben I have a Catapilliar one. Its an old 1937 Diesel Thirty-Five that I may part with. I'm still up in the air if I want to get rid of it. But if the price is right...lol
     
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    Got any for an early 50's Allis Chalmers?
     
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    The only Allis -Chalmers ones I have are for a 58 D-14, a 60 D-10/D-12, 61 D-15, 62 D10/D-12, 67 190/190XT, and a 69 D-10/D12.
     
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    Thanks but no, iminterested in one form the 40's to the 90's. also interested in A/C dozer books.
     
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    I would. There is a guy I work with that is very into all of that stuff. He belongs to a club that buys and restores old equipment. I can have him ask around a bit for you if you'd like.
     
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    I talked to the Gearman today since he has alot of old stuff.
    He just sold off all of his old tractors and a 1949 Dodge Powerwagon 4x4 completely original with the factory 12,000lb pto winch on the front, and a hydraulic wood splitter on the back on E-bay
    Anyway he said he sold a bunch of old manuals off E-bay for $6 ea.
    I showed him the ones I have and he said to just put a few up at a time and sell em for $15 ea.
    I guess that isn't to bad of a mark up since most of them are marked $1.50, I think the most exspensive one is $8.50.
     
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    Thanks anyways, $15 sounds like a steal. I've seen some floating around in OK condition for around $25-$30
     

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