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Rare vintage farm tractor sells for $420K at multimillion-dollar auction

Added 10-03-22 05:18:03pm EST - “Dozens of vintage tractors were sold at the October 1 auction, with four more going for over $250,000 that included another 1917 model.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Rare vintage farm tractor sells for $420K at multimillion-dollar auction”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The 1917 Willmar Little Oak had been a part of the George and June Schaaf Tractor and Truck Museum collection.

The Little Oak is the last-known example of its kind and represents a breakthrough in tractor design.

It was the first advertised as a “one-man tractor” with controls that allowed the driver to raise and lower the plow without getting out of it.

The 40 horsepower Little Oak is fully operational and was painstakingly restored to like-new condition by Schaaf.

“When I restore them, I would take them out and use them right away. A lot of people restore them, and they don’t show them at all, they just leave them in a barn,” he told Fox News Digital of the museum’s collection.

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