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« on: April 29, 2009, 07:05:13 PM »

Went out to a junkyard full of crawlers N of Spokane, hoping to find a pan seat and spring for the project.  All they had was tattered upholstered junkers in a pile,  but.....wait......


Two  HG/ OC-3?'s   sitting way back at the fence.  None of this stuff seems to have run in years.   These two were close to complete.  The OC  had a nice little Weldco blade.  He wanted 75 bucks for the pan seat and spring.    I declined.   I asked him, just for drill,   "what kind of money you talking for the whole tractor?"

THIRTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 04:27:04 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 11:51:13 AM »

Yeah, out west here Oliver crawler parts go for more money than they do in the east. Not unusual to see good seat springs go for $50.00 and about the same for a good condition seat. The 3500.00 for the whole scraped tractor is a bit criminal.

By the way, Do you have an address or name of the yard there in Spokane? I'm out that way a couple times a year to visit family. Might be a great way to waste some time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 02:15:28 PM »

BOY   it's been awhile since I was out there.   (Posted in 2009)  I actually had to "fly"  a little in Google maps  to find what I thought was it

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=47.743644,-117.366544&ll=47.743463,-117.366018&spn=0.001075,0.003007&num=1&t=h&z=19&layer=t&lci=com.panoramio.all

Norcan Parts & Equipment - 9423 N Market St Spokane, WA, 99217

If the map link works,  the cletrac(s)  was in that last line out on the NE  end of everything

Better picture from  Bing Maps,  best I can do,  "Birds eye"  doesn't work in that area  My recollection is that there  was  two or three Olivers  up in the far  upper right of this shot.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 01:32:56 PM »

Wow, Somehow I missed your reply. I'm just now finding this. Thanks for posting. This place is only a couple miles from my sons place. It'll give me an excuse to escape next time I'm in town.  Grin
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