Many farms have an old, antique tractor, and often, these are parked by the road as a type of art display. But, what if that old tractor could run again? With a few antique tractor parts, that old tractor can become very useful. It could be used to plow snow, grade a driveway or plow a large garden. Unlike modern tractors, antique tractors are not loaded with electronics, which, in a way, makes them more reliable.
Investing in a few hundred dollars worth of antique tractor parts can also raise the value of a tractor by thousands of dollars. If you search “antique tractors for sale” online, you’ll see that ordinary tractors in good shape go for between $4,000 and $12,000. Some antique tractors are even selling for more than $20,000. If your old tractor has good sheet metal and a decent paint job, getting it running again can make you a decent profit.
Of course, finding the right parts to get your antique tractor running again can be a challenge. The best bet is to search online. There are sellers who deal specifically in parts for antique tractors. Also, you could have some parts custom-made by a machinist.
Restoring an old tractor is an investment of time and money that can pay off handsomely. You’ll either have a useful farm tool you can be proud of or a valuable antique tractor to sell for a profit. Either way, that old, defunct tractor still has value waiting to be rediscovered.