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Got The 1855 Home Last Night. 5 Pictures.

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#1 MNrivergardener OFFLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:28 PM


Along with the tractor I got a brouchure, a black and white unused Oval Snapper sticker, a box of misc. small metal parts and shims, a 3pt tool with a ball hitch, and a new front spare tire, and a set of 3 brand new mower blades wrapped in tape un-installed. The only thing's that I see that are wrong with it is that it has a small oil leak from around the main bottem engine gasket ( the gasket from where the top half of the engine block meets the bottem half by the crank ) and one of the headlights is burnt out. engine starts with ease, idels, hi/low trans. works great. hydraulic lifts for tiller and deck worrk good. front and rear pto's work as expected. this is a really huge garden tractor! I just have a few questions.

1) Is the hydro fluid ATF ? Thats sure what it looks like. In my 316 I had just used NAPA " Heavy Equiptment and Tractor Hydraulic Fluid "

2) What would you recomend for engine oil? With my 316 I just used Castrol heavy duty 30w


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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Nice looking tractor.Thats a huge tiller!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Great looking GT! And I agree that's a huge tiller! Good luck with it! I am sure someone will come on soon that knows more about these.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:40 PM

I can't answer any of your questions, but that sure looks like a nice score! Those things are huge!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:40 PM

NICE looking tractor you found. I think you will be happy with it, they are heavy duty and BIG as you found out. I have 2 1650's and really like the foot controlled hydro and the hydraulic lift for the attachments. I believe the hydros used tranny fluid, that is what was in mine when I got them. As to the engine oil you should be fine with the 30W. Congrats on your new work horse!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Travis, you have one hell of a nice tractor there. They are tough and get to job done.



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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:52 PM

The Snapper and Massey 1650 - 1855 are a good sized garden tractor. They are basically just as big as what some of the compact utility tractors are. I would love to find a tiller like that when I have some extra cash sometime.

They already answered your oil questions. Regarding the oil leak, check the dip stick tube going in to the block to see if it might be leaking in that area. The Snapper 1655 I sold leaked down where the dip stick tube went in to the block. Here the o-ring was dried up and half missing. I got a new o-ring for it and it didn't leak anymore.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Wow,nice looking rig Travis!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:00 PM

Wow. Nice find! Thanks for posting pics!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:08 PM

She looks good, for the engine oil it depends on the weather conditions that you intend to run the tractor for hotter days you should run 30w but a good 10w30 would work well in most conditions. For the tranny/hydro again depending on the weather and wear of the hydro you might have to run 30w motor oil. Most times atf will work quite well. You might consider building a front weight carrier when using the tiller they wiegh a tonne out the back and you lose steering. Will you be looking for a snow blower in the future? They are hard to find for the front pto drives like we have. Have a look at what I did to mine for a snowblower , I have mixed feelings about my blower this year i have been looking forward to using it lots but have only moved snow twice this year . I also really beefed up the drive system with out putting extra wear on the front/flywheel side of the engine.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:43 PM

You can use Dexron III in the hydro. Yes, you choice of engine oil should do fine, & is the factory recommended weight. That's one nice looking outfit!

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 11:48 PM

Very nice looking Snapper. That tiller is killer. Congrats on a great deal.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 05:24 AM

Nice tractor and tiller. You should get lots of use out of it. Thanks for the pics, guys.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 05:41 AM

Good looking tractor. You'll enjoy the foot pedal hydro.

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Posted February 26, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Travis,very nice looking tractor.