Gibson Model D tractors were manufactured for less than 10 years after the end of WW2. The fact that are many still in daily use attests to their utility and durability. The simplicity of design and use of industrial quality components makes repairs simple compared to other tractors.
The value of a tractor depends on its use, Originality, Condition, completeness, implements included, upgrades or accessories location and market conditions. Intended for utility work around the estate of farm, originality and appearance are of far less importance (value) than operating condition upgrades, implements included etc.
The same tractor intended for show or to run in a parade two three times a year would favor completeness, appearance, originality, and the ability to run slowly for a few hours.
Value then depends on further information and intentions of the buyer.
I have paid $50 for an incomplete parts tractor because what was included was useable. Fifteen years ago I gladly gave $200 for a model D with 3 rotted tires but otherwise complete. Stuck, yes, but easily freed up.
It is still in daily use.
The SERIAL NUMBER of a GIBSON Model D is stamped into the top of the frame rail, directly beside the engine mount on the left-hand side of the tractor.
The first John Deere tractor to be sold at reputable dealers was the Model D, which was first sold in 1923. For more info on the Model D, see the related link...
IH 460 D refers to an International Harvester 460 Deisel utility tractor. But, buyer beware-- there are full-scale versions of this tractor and miniature models. Get the dimensions!
The first John Deere tractor, which was the John Deere-Dain, is at the Deere & Company Headquarters in Moline, IL. There are only two examples of this tractor known today. Most people think it was the John Deere Model D but the Dain was experimented with long before the D.
Which one? The Froelich tractor which led to the Waterloo Boy which led to the Model D was invented by John Froelich while the John Deere-Dain, the first tractor to bear the John Deere name, was invented by Joseph Dain.
O. D. Macrae-Gibson has written: 'Learning old English'
Reginald D. Gibson has written: ''Nothing but eyes to weep with', and other poems of the war'
Sloan D. Gibson