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Nixon Auction - Culbertson Montana


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Old 09-23-2017, 03:44:46 PM
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Default Nixon Auction - Culbertson Montana

Did any Stakkers attend this sale today? It is still ongoing I know, but so far the prices seem soft. What was the overall condition of the equipment being offered? I am not sure when the last time a Plow Man was offered at auction, but $5500 seems like good buying to me
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:04:45 PM
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Default Re: Nixon Auction - NE Montana

The E Rumely looked like a good buy also! There's no doubt been a price correction on a lot of things lately, but if you look at a map, it's a long ways to anywhere from Culbertson MT. That might have had something to do with it. I liked the big Foos, but it's tough to bid your top bid when you can't get there to look.

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Default Re: Nixon Auction - NE Montana

I'm sure the location of the sale has a big role in the results, that plus the state of the farm economy isn't helping. The big items will always bring the better money but the smaller items will be penalized as the cost to retrieve will penalize them.
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I'm sure the location of the sale has a big role in the results, that plus the state of the farm economy isn't helping. The big items will always bring the better money but the smaller items will be penalized as the cost to retrieve will penalize them.
That is often the case, but I actually thought some of the smaller stuff outsold the better items. In my opinion, the Foos, Heavyweight Rumelys, 25-50 Avery, and some of the others were better buys than the Lightweights, some of the John Deere's, Case's, and the Fordson.
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We had talked about going out to the sale, but we didn't see anything we were really interested in buying so didn't make the trip. We usually enjoy Nixon sales and this would have been an interesting one, but we have enough going on we didn't need the trip without a target or two.

I really wish Nixons would have put a little bit of effort into the internet side of this sale and advertising. Had they advertised a few things differently, we would have gone out and possibly came home with a couple of things. The Rock Island 4 bottom plow that sold yesterday for instance, was never advertised as far as i can tell and went for almost scrap price, it alone was worth our trip out there but we never even knew it was on the sale until a friend called right before it sold. the Rock Island F with double extensions was listed on the salebill, but no info was given. the only picture I ever saw through a little luck and hunting, turned out to be the FA that sold later which was never listed at all. Had we known the RI F was what it was, it also would have drawn our interest to make the trip out there.

I tuned into the online auction, and only at the very end did I ever get any audio, and that was barely audible. Dad had it turned on and had some briefly at the very start then nothing. No description at all was given online so we had no idea if anything was being offered as running, we had to assume it was all non running. there weren't even enough pictures to tell if some of the tractors even had engines. I have enjoyed the nixon sales mostly we have gone to, but as an online auction this in my book was a total failure and a complete advertising failure.

Now, I have heard the quality of the items was not very high, the Rumely E for instance needs new gearing I was told, which likely was heavily reflected in the price, but even at very low quality, there were some major deals it looked like people should be happy with, So congrats to them.
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That Plow man tractor seams like a real steal. here are the results for those interested.
https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=133276
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The Plowman was a real sleeper!
I wonder how many people ever knew it was there?.......
Previous to this one I was aware of two others and a Plow Boy.
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Everyone always says "that was such a deal" but does anybody ever consider the condition of the tractors. Gearing, cracks, breaks, welds, bad radiators, wore out engines, missing parts. Quality of the machines should be considered.
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Brady, If you are reading this you might want to make room in the sheds
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The Plowman 13-30 probably sold about right. I looked at this tractor a few years back and it started out as a pile of parts missing transmission, transaxles, engine, firewall, frame and radiator. One of the club members did a fine job fabricating a channel iron frame a few years ago to hold all the parts together. But it was pretty much just a display piece. The club never did find a transmission or transaxles so it was sold on the auction missing them. The engine is a later Buda and had a lot of freeze cracks but could be repaired. The radiator is from a modern car or truck that was just sitting on the frame with sheet metal screwed to the sides and front top to make it look more like an old tractor.
Still, I think a good deal especially if the new owner has access to an early Foot Bro's transmission and transaxles.

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I looked at that unit some years bck and yes it was a parts pile missing some major parts. Hope whoever got it was aware of the true condition. Some years back we went to an auction in Kansas, went for a 25-45 Case. It was advertised as mostly all there but disassembled. I talked to the sale people and was assured that they had found all the pistons and rods and the heads for it on site so it was advertised as such. We drove some 1000 miles to sale and found that said parts were possibly from a model A Ford motor! The person that got it was a phone bidder, likely he believed the sale people and paid a good price for it, I bet he was sure unhappy when he saw it in person.
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Wonder where the Foos will end up?
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Plow boy was missing the trans and certainly has issues, but going to a fellow stacked where it's a matter of when, not if it will get going. Foos was said going to crosby, but john didn't buy it. I don't know that anything sold as scrap, there were a couple buys but everything was in the range.. as a john deere guy I thought all the deere sold well, spoker was light but others all in the ballpark or even strong. A lot of tractor sold on that day.put it this way, I didn't buy any tractors.
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There were a few tractors that were very fair, I thought. Otherwise, prices matched condition, as they should.
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Most of the big tractors price matched their condition. I am happy with what I got. The Plowman I have a transmission on the shelf, the 3 wheel case is good trading stock and the COD I thought was a good deal. The IHC doodle bug will go good for our 2020 IHC feature coming up. Under the doodle bug is my wife's birthday present. Its a 100 year old 1 ton central vacuum cleaner. She seemed very pleased with it.

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Man Joe, I sure hope you find something else for the wife's birthday! Getting the wife a used vac for her birthday is the best way I can think of to end up permently sleeping alone in the dog house!
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My neighbor gave his wife a push lawnmower for her birthday last year... heard he was still walking with a limp!

Great job getting the Plowman Joe, went to a good home.

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Brady, If you are reading this you might want to make room in the sheds
Gene, we got rained out from chopping corn yesterday afternoon, so we came in for lunch that my wife prepared. Curiosity got the best of me, so I looked up the results of the auction. When I saw the prices, I told my brother that I had a feeling dad might finally have got the tractor he's been wanting.
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He did good----real good!!
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Did you get anything Gene?
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