Even better one than "ran when parked"

Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:28 am

Saw this on local Craigslist.
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/grd/4342016841.html
Text from ad;

Tractor was burned in a barn fire.

Tractor ran great before the fire.

Make me an offer.

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:14 am

Looks like most of the heat was high up on the tractor, might be pretty reasonable to put back in service. I bought a barn fire cub once that had set for several years, all the major parts ended up being reused by me or others.

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:14 pm

I bet you could get that going again. I have a feeling that the hood acted somewhat as a firewall. Wires and whatnot most likely all burned off, but the iron is still probably good.

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:10 pm

I never considered actually putting it back together. I just was laughing at the "Tractor ran great before the fire." comment. Kinda like the Titanic was a good ship before the iceburg sort of thing. I guess it's not really THAT bad after all, but it's gonna need some tires :D .

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:10 am

I once ran into a flaming barn and drove a 49 Cub out to safety, my first Cub (they gave it to me) .... Won't do that again probly......

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:40 am

dmacarthur wrote:....... Won't do that again probly......
age does bring wisdom, sometimes. :lol:

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:47 am

dmacarthur wrote:I once ran into a flaming barn and drove a 49 Cub out to safety, my first Cub (they gave it to me) .... Won't do that again probly......

Now that's what I call saving a Cub!

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:57 am

I don't know aout wisdom John, my legs just don't work hat well any more!

Re: Even better one than "ran when parked"

Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:11 pm

I would say its fixable with some time...hopefully somebody saves it from the scrap. We are currently putting a 574 diesel back together that's in about the same shape. It had the misfortune of being in the same shed as the previous owners truck that caught fire shortly after being drove into his shed. Believe it or not we hooked a new battery up with jumper cables and it ran just fine.