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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 04:56 AM

OK, now that I have the 1886 w/FEL, I'm needing some counterweight for it.

Was just looking through some Craigslist listings, and found an 18093 33" tiller for sale right here in Oberlin.

Question is, how heavy are those rascals?

Seller says:

Model number 18093 It in real nice shape very Heavy Duty I have the PTO shaft to go with it Plus the stabilizer bars 300.OBO


Another question is, what does he mean by "stabilizer bars"?

Also, since I'm unfamiliar with Large Frames, assuming that the condition is as described, is the asking price "in the ball park"?

No pics, but since it's local, I could pop over to take a look at it easily enough.

Edited by OldBuzzard, December 17, 2011 - 05:07 AM.


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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:45 AM

Stabilizer bars are what keeps it in position.Keeps it from moving side to side.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 08:09 AM

Stabilizer bars are what keeps it in position.Keeps it from moving side to side.


:ditto:

Bolens refers to them as "lift bars" in the manuals


As for weight they should weigh around 250- 300 lbs
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Posted December 17, 2011 - 09:59 AM

:ditto:

Bolens refers to them as "lift bars" in the manuals


As for weight they should weigh around 250- 300 lbs


:ditto:

Thats What the book i have shows on weight.
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Posted December 17, 2011 - 10:17 AM

I have a round back tiller for the tube frames, and I've seen it posted that they aren't meant to till anything other than plowed ground.

Would the 18093 be able to till 'virgin' unplowed ground?

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 10:23 AM

I would never till anything not plowed but it can do it.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 10:31 AM

I would never till anything not plowed but it can do it.


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The round back tillers for the tubeframes were considered "light duty" tillers and it was recomended that you plow first before tilling. The square back tillers for both tubeframe and largeframe were considered "heavy duty" and could till virgin ground. ( I still recomend plowing before tilling though)

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:20 PM

Went and looked at it.

For it to be in any better shape, it would have to be a NOS one!

Absolutely NO rust anywhere, other than a little bit on the tines. The black paint on it actually shines!

It also has the extension kit on it as well, so it's 42", not 33" as advertised.

Struck a deal with him.

I'm getting it, and a sleeve hitch plow for......$250.00 :dancingbanana::dancingbanana:

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:22 PM

Wow Great deal considering those tillers sold for a little over $300 back when they were new

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:49 PM

Wow Great deal considering those tillers sold for a little over $300 back when they were new


Good deal.

Doc the price sheet i have that tiller sold for around $1200 when new
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Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:56 PM

Good deal.

Doc the price sheet i have that tiller sold for around $1200 when new



I was looking at a 1968 sheet so was just guessing it was in that ballpark

Wow....1200 could buy a whole tubeframe!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 01:33 PM

I was just looking at a Popular Mechanics article from 1971 , and the 1886 was selling for $2,100.00 new.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 01:35 PM

My price sheet is dated 1985.I don't have it handy but i don't belive the driveshaft was included and needed two be bought seperate

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 01:46 PM

Which model was the tractor from? There were 3 different lenght driveshafts.One was for the 1250-1477 one for the 1886-01-04 and one for the 1886-05 thru HT23.Does the driveshaft have a lock collar on it as that will not fit the early 1886 as the did not have a slot on the pto shaft to lock the collar on.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 02:47 PM

Which model was the tractor from? There were 3 different lenght driveshafts.One was for the 1250-1477 one for the 1886-01-04 and one for the 1886-05 thru HT23.Does the driveshaft have a lock collar on it as that will not fit the early 1886 as the did not have a slot on the pto shaft to lock the collar on.


Now your makeing me go look at mine?




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