Antique Tractor Parts a Part of Young People’s Inheritance

bobsantiquetractorBy Fredrik Roaldset

There is a growing customer segment for Antique Tractor parts, which is the younger generation that has inherited "grandpa's tractor" they rode on as a kid. Many of this generation just enjoyed the memories of riding on the tractor with their grandpa, to find out that it is worth thousands of dollars as an antique tractor collector's prize. All of the sudden, these young people have flooded the antique Tractor Parts market to restore their grandpa's tractor in an effort to save their family homes or make extra money to survive during the recession.

Much like their grandparents, today's younger generation may be dependent on a shrinking inheritance, even if it includes the family farm. In fact, these young people might find they take on more debt in order to save their grandparent's farm or salvage it, once they have inherited it. Today's young heirs only have to look a little deeper to find the true value in their inheritance that might represent better times long gone. A few antique tractor parts can make them several thousand dollars, or in many cases tens of thousands of dollars, if they have the creativity to restore their grandfather's antique tractor and sell it.

There are a couple obstacles to this method of "saving the family farm". The first thing is recognizing the value of this antique tractor that has been grown up with weeds for such a long time. The most important thing is to realize that antique tractor collectors may be looking for it and willing to pay big dollars for it. Finding antique tractor parts is important because any restoration efforts should be the original thing, or nothing.

For many, the emotional or sentimental value holds them back from selling their grandfather's antique tractor. Many of today's generation could come upon the antique tractor and actually pay somebody to haul it off. Either way, the younger generation that realizes the value of this diamond in the rough is sure to benefit from a few antique tractor parts and find themselves with a family farm that is fully paid off and not a burden.

In some cases, the antique tractor in the back pasture becomes a lifelong passion. For those that recognize the value, a few antique tractor parts may start a hobby that becomes life-long and becomes more important than many things. Not all things have negative values that seem worthless in a bad economy. Sometimes, heirs might find that their grandparent's farm is full of treasures and a few antique tractor parts could make them financially independent in a way they never imagined.

Because there is an active collector's market for antique tractors, there is a high demand need for antique tractor parts and much of this demand is due to young heirs that have recognized the value of what they inherited. For others, it is just a matter of remembering the best times of their life, when they were riding on the tractor next to their grandpa.

About the Author: Fred R runs an online auction based tractor supply store, selling antique tractor parts. Visit at


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