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Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi all,
I have found myself of late wanting to purchase a threshing machine.
There is one a few miles away from me for sale right now, and while I haven't seen it in person yet, the pictures look like it might be promising.

It's a Twin City 28x48,S/N 18476
Anyone have a guess as to the year? Or access to a manual?
Or perhaps how much to offer?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There was one at Crandall Mb. I got the TC tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Pricing is ultimately what you value it at - relative to what the seller does...

I've seen way too many threshers go for almost nothing at auctions, etc, but there aren't nearly as many around now as several years ago when scrap prices got so high.

I feel bad about a sale back then - they had a nice old Minneapolis thresher that brought several hundred dollars to a scrapper. I traded him out of the serial tag, but had already bought several tractors at that sale and couldn't get that one, too.

I've seen a super nice, barn shedded one a while back bring $2,600. I think it was a Red River Special. It still had good wood, nice paint, and came with a flat belt or two.


Good luck on getting it!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well, there are less Twin City machines around here than other brands, so I would say if you have
the time to fix it, it would be a good investment. They sure are hard to store, and those that have been
kept outside are going to need the most rebuilding. Threshing machines used to go for 400 dollars when
I bought mine, and it was 1800, but it was in the shed and so far hasn't needed major work. Its just
like anything else, if you are handy and have the time it will be fun and rewarding.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's such a shame that so many threshers were sent to the scrap yard over the last decade.
We have a threshing show every year here in Austin, MB and it's so nice seeing so many threshers and steam tractors up and running.

I'm going to go take a look at this one in a day or two, and even though it looks like it might be missing some stuff from the pictures, I may still pick it up if the price is right.
It's strange, from the pictures it almost looks like a Red River Special on the front end, but the tags are there and the pulleys look like they match a TC, so we'll see when I get there.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well currently he's asking $300-500,so even without belts I think that's perfectly reasonable.
As a bonus, it's only a few miles from home, so I can easily pull it home without a trailer if it's solid enough for a short drive, though I would probably still use a trailer just for safety.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pulling them is okay, just need to go slow and grease the wheels good. When I take mine
to the show its 7 miles one way down the dirt roads, probably will just tractor road it
as iv'e done it before with the pickup, it can be a little hard on the transmission in
the summer. Otherwise, we have hauled some on the trailer with a winch.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Some manufactures like John Deere and McCormick Deering used hart-carter feeders and weighers, so they
look the same also, I can't say on the Twin City machines but that could be why they look similar.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks good. Where is serial number located ?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've been told that it ran before, so it'll definitely be a bit of an oddity if that's true.
It's a shame this came up when it did. I would have had access to about 15 fully running threshing machines to compare to if it had been last week.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's what I figured. It's about 5 miles away, so I'll probably just hitch up to the tractor and take a nice leisurely stroll home. Hopefully it turns out!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm not too sure. Those are the only two pictures I've seen so far, but when I go look at it I'll let you know!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does this T C thresher have straw walkers in it or a more popular straw rack? Just wondering. clint
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've never been to Crandall. If I'm heading out west in the next while maybe I'll drive around a bit and see what's there.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Buying a Twin City 28x48 Threshing Machine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Between Arrow River and Crandall. Elevator in between and go north 2 or 3 miles. 1/2 mile west. Guy had auction sale 3 or 4 years ago. I have some NOS cylinder teeth
 
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