Rob D

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Turtle's Comment
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I noticed the tractor in your profile pic. Is that an 800? I ask because I just picked up a '57 Ford800 with loader and backhoe, along with a parts tractor. She's a beauty. Just curious.

Rob D.'s Comment
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That is a 1953 Jubilee. It was my grandfather's.

Turtle's Comment
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Totally cool tractor. Looks to be in great shape. I'm excited to play around on mine

Old School's Comment
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Turtle, I once bought a 1958 800 series Ford. I used it on my farm for maybe four or five years. I cleaned it up, made it look real pretty and sold it for 4,700 more dollars than I gave for it. If you can get those things right, there are some collectors out there who will pay top dollar for one that's in good shape. Honestly, I wish I'd have kept it. That thing was incredible. My friend always told me, "That thing was built during a time when people knew what heavy duty really means."

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob D.'s Comment
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I just picked up a '57 Ford800 with loader and backhoe, along with a parts tractor.

Please (I'm working on my sensitivity) post a pic.

The one in my profile picture was restored in the late 90s' The picture doesn't really do it justice. It looks real clean in person.

Also, can you change the title of this thread to something like "Old Tractors" since this forum is supposed to be about commercial trucking an not me, who is not even in CDL school yet.

And pursuant to that, I saw an old cab-over tractor on the highway today. The second time in about a month (could have been the same one because I saw it on the same stretch of highway). When and why did cab-overs go the way of the dinosaur?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Turtle's Comment
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Turtle, I once bought a 1958 800 series Ford. I used it on my farm for maybe four or five years. I cleaned it up, made it look real pretty and sold it for 4,700 more dollars than I gave for it. If you can get those things right, there are some collectors out there who will pay top dollar for one that's in good shape. Honestly, I wish I'd have kept it. That thing was incredible. My friend always told me, "That thing was built during a time when people knew what heavy duty really means."

My friend bought it, took the loader and backhoe off of it, and repainted the tractor and loader. Then he either lost interest (typical for him) or really needed money. I got a smooth running/operating machine half restored, plus the parts tractor (minus cylinder head) for $3500 total. I just need to paint the hoe, replace a couple hydraulic lines, and she's good to go.

It's still partially disassembled (loader & hoe), and I'm waiting on a lower link pin before I can reassemble it. I'll post pics when I do.

Sorry Rob, I used your name to grab your attention. Should've known you read anything here anyway. I can't edit posts, only moderate. No biggie.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob D.'s Comment
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I just need to paint the hoe,

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