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Rare tractor rolls into auction

By Spencer Myers
Staff Writer

Written by Scott Garvey, Machinery Editor for Grainews Magazine.

The tractor collector hobby in North America has slacked off a bit in the past few years, which is clear from the now lower prices for the common models that made up the bulk of most collections. It’s likely that can be attributed to demographics. An older generation that is gradually shrinking kicked off the trend, collecting models those individuals remember actually using in the field — or having seen a father or grandfather use.

But as the hobby evolves, the really rare models are still demanding a premium, and nowhere is that more true than in the UK, where the tractor collector hobby is still going strong, arguably it’s bigger there than here.

In a recent article in Classic Tractor magazine, Sandy Cox has tracked down what many might consider a holy grail of rare tractors. Cox found a very rare County 1884 equal-wheeled conversion tractor…

Click HERE to read the full article that was originally published by Grainews Magazine on October 24, 2019