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#1 timflury OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 10:14 AM

Hi everyone. I see some familiar "faces" here, both from Simpletractors, and MTF.

For those that haven't seen my stuff, I own three riders.

I have a 1958 Wonder Boy 575, a 1969 Serf 525, and a 1968 Landlord 2110.

I haul these around on my A/C Tow-Bee trailer.

Right now, my WB is apart and strewn across my basement floor awaiting cleanup, derusting and paint.

If anyone has any special tips for loading pictures, please let me know.

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 11:42 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk,
Glad you found us, nice Simplicities you have there.

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 12:09 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. Nice collection you have there. You should post a pic of your trailer also :D

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 12:14 PM

Welcome! Looks like some one stole the steering wheel off your ride-on.
Just kidding....

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Tim,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

Nice looking stuff.

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 01:00 PM

Welcome, I'm with cookiemonster on that steering wheel.:bigrofl:
Cool tractors, thanks for joining up. Enjoy your stay.

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 01:47 PM

Welcome here. Lots of good people and you should fit right in. Enjoy your stay!

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Hi Tim, Welcome to the site, you should fit in just fine!!

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 04:13 PM

:wave: timflury Welcome to GTTalk! We're glad to have you join us! Looks like you have a nice collection of simplicity's! You can find help with posting pics here. There are a lot of other tips and help available in the site how to forum. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask! Thanks for signing up!

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Posted December 13, 2011 - 06:30 PM

Thanks for the welcomes guys.

Now as for your steering questions, here's the "skinny".

The stick on the WB serves two purposes. Pull the stick toward you, and the drive belt engages. There are two speeds both in forward and reverse. Moving the stick left or right steers the machine.

They made three different types of mowing decks for these. I have the 32" three blade deck. These were the most popular and they found there way onto the early Broadmoor, and later the Yeoman series. There's also the 26" cast aluminum deck that was also found on the two wheeled walking tractors. In fact, the power train on the WB is from a walker, just turned backwards. The third style of mower is a 30" reel mower. Simplicity also supplied a 36" snow blade. The early ones had a rod that you pulled toward you to lift the blade. The little orange thing way on the front of the machine is the plow hitch. The only braking is by friction.

The mower is a blast to drive and when mowing, both your hands are very busy.

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 01:58 AM

Right now, my WB is apart and strewn across my basement floor awaiting cleanup, derusting and paint.

Welcome neighbor! I live down in Burlington. Glad to know that I am not the only crazy one with GT parts in my basement. Right now I have a K301 Kohler torn down waiting for a piston in my side of the laundry/mud room. By the way, is that plow picture taken at the SEWAPCS plow days? I have been a member of that club for 18 yearz now as I collect farm machinery also.

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 03:30 AM

Hi Tim, glad you found us and joined.

This is a great bunch of folks here and I think you will like it.

Ron

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 06:06 PM

I may know of a WB rusting in a garage. The rear looks familiar. Are they scarce?

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 09:20 AM

The plow day picture was taken just a bit north of the P4 power plant. However, I was at the plow day you mention as well. It was my second year attending, and certainly won't be my last. It was funny, there wasn't a small plot for the garden tractors, the management just said, "Get in line right there." and I held my own with the two and three bottom plows on the small farm tractors. I actually performed better than this 8n set up for turf. I hope that wasn't you. LOL

There was a request for a picture of my trailer.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:56 PM

Nope, but I was laughing at the 8n guy to as he is a buddy of mine. I was plowing over by you for a little bit with my 1935 CASE C on steel with a 2 bottom.




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