1978 450 & 1959 440 "Tree spade" crawlers

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1978 450 & 1959 440 "Tree spade" crawlers

Post by 2010OWNER » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:58 pm

For those of you that must have the rare and wacky...Richie Brothers is auctioning them off Oct. 21 at their Chehalis lot.

https://www.rbauction.com/1978-JOHN-DEE ... WA-2016154

https://www.rbauction.com/1959-JOHN-DEE ... WA-2016154

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Post by Lavoy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:26 am

That is way cool, never seen a 440 before, usually later model.
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Post by Stan Disbrow » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:36 am

Hi,

From the front, that 450 looks like a parking garage for a 420! :P

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Post by pop pop » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:08 am

this 440 would make a good parts machine. the pads look pretty nice. a PTO and a reverser too. one of you guys in the NW better snap this up. :P ,
so what was the purpose with these "treespades"?
well it just sold for 2K and the 450 went for 6k, i think same buyer

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Post by jtrichard » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:23 pm

parts machine hell..... I would take off all the add-on parts that lift it and set it back on the track frames and shorten the tracks It dont look like there is a lot of use on that machine
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Post by 2010OWNER » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:49 pm

Somebody got a good deal or maybe two.
450 went for $6000 and the 440 went for $2000.
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Post by Lavoy » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:03 am

WOW,. that was a steal.
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Post by pop pop » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:03 pm

so what was the purpose of these? to drive along and uproot any tree they can get over?

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Post by Lavoy » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:11 am

Digging trees at a tree farm for balling and resale.
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