As many of you already know, the club (with the permission of the membership) purchased a new tractor, and needs to sell the previous tractor that has been lightly used over the years.Â Interested Club members may deliver sealed bids to the Executive Board at their March meetingâ€”7:00 PM on 27 March. Bids may also be sent by mail to:Â New Carlisle Sportsmenâ€™s Club, PO Box 182, Enon, OHÂ 45323.Â In accordance with membership vote, the minimum bid is $500.
Description of Ford Tractor
Year & Model of Tractor:Â 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee NAA
Significant Features:Â 3-point lift hitch, power take-off, 6 foot grader blade, slip scoop, original ownerâ€™s manual plus I&T Shop Service manual.Â Both front and rear hitches.Â Burns regular gas.Â New battery in July 2013.Â Rear tires look new.Â Always garaged.
Historical facts from Hemmings Motor News:
- In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 1953, Ford rolled out a new compact tractor to replace the N-series.Â The 1953 NAA boasted 50th-year Golden Jubilee badging, an overhead-valve â€œRed Tigerâ€ four-cylinder engine, a four-speed transmission, and streamlined styling.
- The NAAâ€™s Solid System hydraulics relies on an engine-driven hydraulic pump rather than the PTO-driven pump that was standard on the N-series tractors.
- The NAA enjoys a strong following and a dependable return on investment.Â The new and used parts availability for these tractors is excellent.
- Expect to pay upwards of $5,000 for excellent examples, though typical used NAA tractors trade regularly in the $2,500 range.
The tractor starts easily (with correct technique) and runs great.Â It has been used for moving a utility trailer, mowing, plowing snow and grading stone driveway.Â Last used for plowing snow in February 2014.
Using only pictures, a dealer has appraised the tractor to be worth approximately $2,500 plus $150 for the grader blade and $50 for the slip scoop.Â He is willing to sell it on consignment or buy it outright for $1,500.