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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have my eye on a Super C with an older semi pro restoration job on it. The tractor looks really good, all metal is straight and tires are about 85%. Everything works as it should. This would be the first tractor of this size that I would own. I have a cub and an 8n, but I'm really liking this one. I'd like to have a tractor that I could take to shows, pulls or parades. My question is, he wants $2000. Is that too much for the kind of tractor I want?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No if its in the shape you say. You can spend lots of money in freight for one thats far away.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:35 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's about 4 hours away, I don't mind the drive.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

id give that for it in that condition, with tractors the deal breaker is always where it is, and what its going to cost to get it to where you are, if its 20 miles away, its a non issue, if you dont have a truck and tandem trailer, you can fire that up and drive it home, if its 1,000 miles away say, its going to cost another 2 grand to get it to you, half that if you go get it yourself, if you do, get a bill of sale for the tractor, so you can prove ownership, tractors dont have titles, and these days a lot of cops, and port of entries are interested in old tractors being hauled, people swipe them, scrap them and finance their drug habit that way
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thats a fair to cheap price if it's in good shape and everything works.

I just pd $1400 for this one with cultivators. Everything works but had multiple leaks. Bull pinion seals, axle seals etc. PO did no prep work before paint. He painted over old paint,dirt, and grease. Rear tires are good front tires pretty dry rotted but work.

When I went to look at this one it had signs of the motor being apart and the way it runs I believed that motor had been rebuilt. When I got it home I did a compression check and it shows exactly 140psi on all 4. I've never had a SC test that high or that consistent.

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the tractor is in the shape you want for a parade them I think its worth it. You could buy one in poorer condition for less money but put a lot more than this one into it to get parade ready.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Super C's are great little tractors,
and very popular in my area=$
so 2k isn't out of line if it is nice
and needs next to nothing.
I'm pretty cheap, so at that price level,
anything I find that needs attention calls
for a little haggling.
Since you want a turn key parade tractor,
at the 2K price, I would insist on
loosening the oil drain plug just enough to leak,
to look for antifreeze or milky oil after sitting overnight.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It sounds like a fair price to me. It may be a little on the high side but if its what you want I would go for it. Four hundred miles is not bad as long as you got the trailer and the time. It may be a different story if you have to pay somebody to haul it.
I have a C that I got about 3500 into thats probably not in much better shape except I have added a three point on mine. I know I could never get the money back that I have into it. But its what I wanted.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote


IMO, if it is like you say and it has a Fast Hitch, it's a great find.... if it doesn't have a Fast Hitch, it's a fair deal.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a Super C with the fasthitch and plow for $700.00. All the tires were like new, but one of the front tires was flat. Before I drove it home I pulled the flat and it was full of chewed up gravel. It ruined the tube. I washed the tire out with a hose and installed a new tube. I also replace the u-joints on the steering. They didn't have zerk fittings, but the new joints did. You should check those. I sold it for $1895.00 and I had a lot of calls on it. When I finished plowing the garden it blew a hydraulic line when I went to lift the plow on the last pass across the garden. I made two new hydraulic hoses using reusable fittings & swivel nuts. Hal
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

boy, did i get took. just got mine, 4000.00 and had to put another grand in just parts. he wasnt a straight shooter.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I guess it depends upon where you are located; Here in the Southern Tier of NY $2000 is plenty even if you don"t have to do anything with it...that is simply due to the commonality of Super Cs around here.
That having been said a good Super C is worth every cent you do spend on it! It"ll do anything an H will do from a power standpoint (yes I realize that there are certain applications where the greater size and weight of an H come in to play,) it"ll turn on a dime if ya don"t have a useless wide front end on it, it is easy to work on, easy to trailer around, very very handy esp. if ya have the Fast Hitch!
If ya wanna take one tractor to a pull and be competitive in a lot of weight classes then get some weights and go pullin" in the Truly stock or Div. 1 you"ll be able to get into the #3500 class but ya prolly will be a lil light to win, things"ll get a lil better in #4000 but #4500 is where they really start to hook up, I continue on in the #5000 where you will be real competitive, and then #5500 where the JD As and Super Hs will get ya. Rule of thumb: if ya lose to a straight H that doesn"t have the low/low/low 1st gear, then it"s time to do some work on it! LOL
Out of about 13-14 tractors, the Super C would be the last one we"d part with!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall Super C Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank y'all for all of your advice! I didn't expect to have so many replies. Im sad to say that I'll have to wait another day on this one. I can't convince my wife that I need this tractor. It's too close to Christmas to spend that kind of money. I hope to find another in this good of shape in the future. Thanks again!!!
 
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