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Re: Just curious Co-op/ Cockshutt engine

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12-21-2012 10:03:46

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Cockshutt used an orange primer under the red paint on all of their round nosed tractors. Some say that the Co-ops only received the primer coat and that is why they had more of a "duller" finish when new. They also claim that is why original Co-ops now, in general, have rustier sheet metal than Cockshutts.

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12-22-2012 02:45:33

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 Re: Just curious Co-op/ Cockshutt engine in reply to Old-N-Grumpy, 12-21-2012 10:03:46  
The orange primer theory would explain my situation- My Cockshutt has orange under the red, but its a 35, so could never have been a Co-op.

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12-21-2012 10:11:32

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 Re: Just curious Co-op/ Cockshutt engine in reply to Old-N-Grumpy, 12-21-2012 10:03:46  
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Interesting. You would think that somewhere, someone might have a listing of which tractors were sold as Cockshutts and which ones as Co-op. The original bill of sale would have stated but of course not likely many of those survived.

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12-21-2012 12:26:30

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 Re: Just curious Co-op/ Cockshutt engine in reply to rusty6, 12-21-2012 10:11:32  
Don't forget the Cockshutt 30 sold through the Gambles hardware store. They called it the Gambles Farmcrest. It's really too bad that the serial numbers weren't registered somewhere that said specifically what make and model was assigned to each serial number, even if they did eventually get repainted and re-decaled.

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