A very sad day!
I recieved a phone call from a guy I worked with and he informed me of an old junk yard being cleaned out. This site has been untouched for 50 years or more and from the road you could see tractors, model a fords,old buses,cars and campers.He informed me that the tractors and old engines were by the road with 3 model a fords and you have to bid on them and he will ask the care taker of the property your bid. Hu! This sounded like a bad idea but I had to go see the area myself . When I pulled in the service road they made I was watching a guy throw a John deere b single front wheel tractor in a large 20 yard scrap container. There were 6 complete john deeres other odd ball tractors in this container.I asked if these were being scapped and he said a local guy bought them and wanted all the tractors thrown in 2 scrap bins!! He said the engines are up front and you need to make an offer.There were 2 6hp international m's missing all parts, looked like a 3 or 6 john deer,71/2 fairbanks z missing bottom of base due to rust.These engines were dug and dragged, 3 of them are on there sides.There is a small jumbo engine solid flywheel in mixer and a small economy completly rusted apart. All stuck,broke,bent,cracked he said he was offered 250.00 each for all. if anyone is interested let me know I dont know how long they will be there.
Areas like this are rare to find anymore,I bet the parts were laying aroung somewhere but with scrap at 180.00 a ton they just bulldozed everything to a dumpster and hauled it off.