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#1 saleen322 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:48 PM

I just put together the next to last tractor that I bought for parts. I now have three tractors that I originally bought for parts that are in one piece and can cut grass! The one that I have left is REALLY for parts. I think of reasons to take stuff off of it so I do not get tempted to put it together. Here is what the last assembly looked liked before and after. And, with the $20 blades I bought at the mow-in, it has almost the best finish cut of all of them. I think I am pretty set for mowers.........at least for now. :ok:
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The current fleet (Well.....at least for now.....)
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Nice Gravelys in that lineup.
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 08:43 PM

a very good looking fleet..
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 09:26 PM

You've got a nice line up there. You made it to the mow-in, I bet that was a lot of fun.
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Posted August 11, 2012 - 09:43 PM

Better line up than the Red Sox :thumbs:
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 04:50 AM

Those look great! Glad you could save them!
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 04:53 AM

Great looking bunch of tractors. :thumbs:
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 06:44 AM

Those are nice. You do very fine work! That's quite a transformation. Don't see many Gravely GT's up here. They are a nice looking tractor.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 06:49 AM

Nice herd you have and great work taking them from parts machines to workers.
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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:19 AM

Three weeks ago....
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Now.......

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I admire your skill set, especially your painting skills. Wow, is that nice! 3 weeks? 3 months for me, and I'd be missing that 'shine' at the end.

Like Brian, I'm in a Gravely deficient area. Not non-existent, but riders are very scarce. I have to make a East Coast run this winter just to pick up some projects.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 12:59 PM

I admire your skill set, especially your painting skills. Wow, is that nice! 3 weeks? 3 months for me, and I'd be missing that 'shine' at the end.

Like Brian, I'm in a Gravely deficient area. Not non-existent, but riders are very scarce. I have to make a East Coast run this winter just to pick up some projects.


If you ever heard that old song from The Kinks "Low Budget" that pretty much describes how I do it. Tractor Supply used to carry Valspar paint and it was good stuff. Now they are going to Majic so they were selling the remaining Valspar for around $25. I took some MF red added hardener and that was the result. The Majic white was not as good so I used Kirker Pure White car paint for that.

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 07:48 PM

I am thinking about buying a 816 gravely with a 50" deck but don't know how much to spend. I want one that runs good. What is a fair price for one? Thanks.....   Fluid 



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Posted November 12, 2013 - 12:11 AM

I am thinking about buying a 816 gravely with a 50" deck but don't know how much to spend. I want one that runs good. What is a fair price for one? Thanks.....   Fluid 

I got a 816 sunday with lots of goodies. Needs some work, but all and all a good tractor.


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Posted April 15, 2014 - 10:33 PM

They look great. I have a 816+812 plus two walk behinds commercial 10's really well built machines. Going to restore both 4wheel tractors when I get to them not many here where I live in Ontario. Can have fun with them. 


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Posted April 16, 2014 - 07:48 AM

Thanks. I recently sold one of the 4-wheelers because I was just out of room. Now I am down to 3! Of course then I discovered the 2-wheelers and got a a 5665 rationalizing that "it won't take up as much room."   Next, I was looking for some attachments and I came across a all for one money deal that included a 1958 L model that had been sitting for a decade. I keep telling myself just to use it as trading material but of course I HAD to try to get it running. I fooled around with it for a couple of days and it roared to life with a big blue cloud of smoke.

 

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So I had some spray paint around and now I am fixing it up a little.

 

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...and so it goes.  :dancingbanana:

 

I see you are from Pembroke. Years ago I used to go to McDonalds Corners (Dalhousie Lake) about every year which I think is not that far from Pembroke??






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