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Hey guys,

Posting this to see what you guys think and what information you could provide. I tried taking the best pics I could of the serial tag. I am curious also to see what you guys think for a value. My buddy who has it got it from a condemned property. It was sitting under a tarp for over 20 years which probably isn't a good thing. The rust is pretty bad. I would love to buy it though but I already have so many projects going on that I don't know how long it would be till I got to it. I think my buddy is leaning towards restoring it now though.

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Are you kidding me George? Some guys have all the luck, however this tractor will take a lot of work and money if he chooses to restore it. There is quite a bit of rust, and I'd be concerned about how much weight the frame could stand with the amount of rust that I see. According to the serial number, the tractor is a 1966 110. The manual lift is correct, however the rear tires are not. The rears should be 6-12 bar tread or traction tires. Those appear to be 23x8.50-12's?  

As for a value, I sent you an email with what I think it's worth in it's present condition. Again, it's going to take a lot of work, mostly the tractor however. Can't tell much as for the loader, so not sure how bad the cylinders, hoses, and controls are. Would assume they are as rusted as the rest of the tractor? 

Good luck with it, and keep us posted on the results. I'd be curious to see what he finally decides what he wants to do with it. Dang it, I knew I should have given you your 110 a while ago. Then you wouldn't be interested in this one if the owner doesn't want it!  :(
 
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Looks like you guys rescued it just in time to revive it. The loader is a hard to find option . Would be a great addition to any collection. Hopefully there is no water in the tanks though that could make for some problems.

 Nice find probably wasn't easy to load with it not running though.

I'd be lovin it if it were added to my herd!!!!!
 

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 Nice find probably wasn't easy to load with it not running though.
I was curious too to find out how you got it transported George. Is the loader still free or did all of the cylinders rust fast? Did the cylinders seem decent yet, or are they all pitted beyond usage? Could be very expensive getting them replaced. Does the engine even turn over by hand or is it stuck? Did the transmission shift into neutral making the tractor easier to handle? Most of these tractors that sit for awhile, start collecting rain water in the transmission through the shifter hole, and can really make a mess inside causing all kinds of things to rust fast. However you did say it was covered by a tarp, so maybe things weren't too bad getting it moved? Hopefully the tranny didn't take in a lot of water and freeze over the winter months. Ice can really destroy a tranny housing. 

Just curious to see how bad it was getting it loaded.  
 

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Well, I guess I can answer my own questions, as I am now the new owner of this tractor. George didn't want the extra project right now, and the owner didn't want to put out the money that it will take to restore this tractor, so he made me an offer that was very fair. 

As for the tractor, the motor is free and turns over by hand, although due to a rusted exhaust valve, you can only turn the motor until it bottoms out on the cam lobe. The manual lift lever is rusted and don't move, although I think it will free up after a few days of soaking. All four tires are shot, but surprisingly held air long enough for us to get it loaded. The rear rims are junk and will need to be replaced, both fenders are bent, there's major rust issues on the frame just in front of the pedestal, and the hood is missing the entire front lip. The gas tank is very clean, and the variable speed lever works, so there are some pluses.

The loader itself is complete, right down to the free turning pump and original belt. All of the mounting bolts are rusted badly, so they will more than likely have to be cut off and replaced with new. All decals are present and accounted for, so getting replacements made should be easy. The lift cylinders seem to be good, although the dump cylinder is rusted and pitted, and I think a new replacement will need to be machined. All hoses are cracked and will need to be replaced, and I'm still not sure if the bucket is the original or not. Of the literature that I received from fellow member Littledeere, none of the buckets shown are like the one this tractor has. There was also some steel plates added to the lifting arms, not sure why as I haven't found any cracks or stress marks, so if not needed, they will be cut off and brought back to original. 

A diamond in the rough for sure, and an adventure that I'm looking forward to getting started this summer. When that day does finally come, I'll make sure that I post my progress here. 
 

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Even in that condition with the rarity of that loader it makes sense to save it even if it takes a little extra time and money. I'm very jealous of your score Troy but wish you the best of luck in the surgery that will follow bringing her back to life.

The bigger question is .......where is this one squeezing in??????
 

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The bigger question is .......where is this one squeezing in??????
Ummm, why does everyone keep asking me that question? :lol:

As soon as I can find a couple of hours to go out and tinker on it, my first goal is to get the loader dismounted and put into storage out of the weather. The tractor I'm not too concerned about leaving outside, however it will be covered up so no more damage happens. I'll have my work cutout for me that's for sure, and this won't be a fast and speedy recovery on the restoration. Craig and I were talking about it last night, and I may just get it back into working condition for now, play around with it for awhile just to make sure everything works like it should, then take it apart and restore it for a show piece. I'm still in shock that I was able to acquire it, so the idea of me owning one of these really hasn't set in yet. I never imagined that I'd have one of these loaders in my collection. I guess it just goes to show, that I wasn't done collecting after all.

Don't be jealous Kyle, and please don't be upset. When the time comes to restore this thing, maybe we can have an excuse now to finally get together on a Saturday and work on it together. :)
 

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Last night I bought a couple of cans of penetrating oil, and then sprayed all of the nuts and bolts that I could get to real good, so that it could soak in over night. Today I will attempt to get the loader removed from the tractor, as well as replace all four wheels with better ones, so that it's easier to move the tractor around. I'm also hoping to work on the exhaust valve this weekend, in hopes to possibly get the motor to turn over or maybe even running.

I know it's a long shot, but a man's got to dream right?
 
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I wouldn't feel it's a long shot unless it was soaking in water. These Kohler engines are fantastic for doing a few things to them and they spring back to life. With your talent and Caleb's help I'm sure she'll but running in no time. 

( I'm still jealous of the score though ) 
 

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Made good progress today, and found a few surprises along the way. One of the surprises, was finding out how easy all of the nuts and bolts came apart! I was amazed. Even the pins that held the cylinders, frame, and front bucket came apart with little to no effort at all. Cracked one of the hydraulic hoses, to find fairly clean fluid still in the lines. Even the screen looks clean. The only bolts that gave me trouble were the ones holding the left and right foot rests onto the tractor frame. I ended up cutting them off with either the cutting wheel on the grinder, or with the saw-zaw. I thought I'd end up bending or crushing most of the hydraulic hose fittings while trying to get them apart, however they all came right apart, and not one was ruined.

After we had the loader removed, I thought I'd remove the hood, hood supports, and drive belt guard, so that it would be easier in getting the motor removed from the tractor. After the belt guard was removed, I found that the variable speed was rusted fast, and wasn't turning, so I cut the belt between the variable speed set up and the motor drive pulley, to find that the motor not only turns all the way over now, but seems to have pretty good compression as well. WOW!!!! A good find indeed.

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I even found some areas that have the existing color showing, so now there won't be any guessing as to what color this loader will eventually be painted!

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A very good day indeed, and boy did it feel good to be wrenching on tractors again! :)
 

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I got a few hours to work on the loader today, so I was able to get it completely torn apart. All of the hard hydraulic lines are removed, as well as all three cylinders. Hopefully one of these weeks I'll be able to get the hydraulic hoses and cylinders over to the local hydraulic repair shop to see what they can do for me in getting things back into working order. With the lifting frame, main frame, and support frame all apart, I am now ready to make a trip to the sandblaster, and with all of the pictures that I took of the original decals, I can also plan a trip to my local decal guy to see what he can do for getting replacements made. Haven't figured out yet what the easiest way of getting the bucket straightened out is, so if anybody has any ideas out there, please pass them along.

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I'm still trying to source out a paint code for a metallic gold, closely resembles the gold found on the Bolen's model 600, so if anyone out there would be willing to share the numbers, please do so as it would be greatly appreciated!
 

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By chance is any of the gold in good shape enough to.match it to a color chip at a paint store? If so most Napas can either make it or order it in or if you have a custom shop see if they have paint chips you could try to match it off of.
 

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That's quite the puzzle you e got there now my friend.  Are you tearing the tractor down too and starting from scratch with it?  

Have you tried googling the loader and see what came up might be worth a shot?

 Looks like youve got a good summer project  to share with the boys!!
 

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No, no progress lately. Greg is correct, I've been concentrating on getting the Wheel Horse done before Winter starts to set in. 
 

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It's only fair the "Red" one has been waiting longer. My dad is trying to sell me the 112 with the loader he has but then realizes how nice it would be to use it in Winter and to bring firewood in. I cannot afford it though nor do I have a space for it. Would love to have it though. Your doing a nice job on the restoration hope the boys are helping and your passing on your talents to them like our dads did with us. Keep up the good work.
 
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