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Super MTA diesel

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jack winegarten

06-17-2007 18:36:24

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Hello , I have a friend who wants to sell me a SMTA with diesel engine. He thinks he has something special but I do not know. Can you guys tell me all you know about these tractors? He claims it can run on gasoline or diesel fuel. Sounds fishy to me so I need help. Are they more of a collector than others or is he BS ing me?

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06-19-2007 03:06:35

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 Re: Super MTA diesel in reply to jack winegarten, 06-17-2007 18:36:24  
There is one that is supposed to be in good original cond.selling on a sale Sun .7/1/07 at Clinton,Ill.

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Up North Louie

06-18-2007 06:11:38

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 Re: Super MTA diesel in reply to jack winegarten, 06-17-2007 18:36:24  
Now that's a "problem" I would love to have. :-)

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06-17-2007 18:49:55

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 Re: Super MTA diesel in reply to jack winegarten, 06-17-2007 18:36:24  
A SMTAD is a valuable tractor if it's in running condition. All early Farmall Diesels started on gas then switched to diesel,so the guy is right it will run on either.I doubt if it would run over an hour with the small gas tank they have though. I watched a junk Smta,I mean no paint,rough sheet metal,loose steering and unusable rear tires sell for 3600 just 2 weeks ago at a farm sale. Several bidders to 3000.

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06-17-2007 19:42:36

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 Re: Super MTA diesel in reply to r4etired, 06-17-2007 18:49:55  
You'd be lucky to run five minutes on a tank of gas. The gas is only used for starting. Not much power in gas mode.

This is not a put-down. The tractor is meant to run on diesel and start on gas.

If the tractor runs well, it is worth several times that of a gas powered SMTA. If it has serious engine problem, it will very expensive to fix.

A restored SMTAD can sell for $15,000 - $20,000. A high crop sold last year for $45,000.

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06-17-2007 19:46:19

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 Re: Super MTA diesel in reply to Wardner, 06-17-2007 19:42:36  
Wardner, you are exactly right. My 450 is always out of gas. Seems like every 3 or 4 times it is started it needs gas again. They should have put a larger tank on those jewels.

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06-17-2007 18:44:51

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 Re: Super MTA diesel in reply to jack winegarten, 06-17-2007 18:36:24  
They start on gas and switch to diesel for running. The SMDTA is one of the most expensive Farmall tractors in exsistance. Worth several thousand dollars. It is one of the most desirable for collectors. Poor a$$ farmers like me can't touch one.

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