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#1 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Here's some pics of my latest acquisition;

http://s1150.photobu...rse electro 12/

I got it for the implements to use with my 1966 1276. But of coarse with a little work I got everything on it is working!
It came with a good mower deck (48"), a roto tiller, a single bottom plow and a mighty Mac wood chipper.
All very rusty but useable except the chipper. And the whole package for $350!
I didn't haggle about the price.

Can anyone give me the model number for the mower deck?

Thanks! Joe

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Did the attachments come with the 70 or 66 model gt?

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:11 AM

The 1966 1276 came with just the slot hitch cultivator.

I bought the electro 12 for the attachments.
Fortunately, all the attachments are attach-a-matic except the slot hitch plow
And of coarse the mighty Mac which bolts to the front of the frame.
I sure do like the hydro lift. I wondering if one can add one to the 1276?

Joe

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:12 AM

That sounds like a nice score Joe! The price was certainly reasonable for all that you got! The mower deck (48" rotary) is listed as being a model # 5-1483 for 1970.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Joe, The 1276 and the 1277 are basically the same gt, just changed the decals. If you can find the lift from a 1277 or any of the other 1966 thru 1971 Hydro's, you can bolt them right on. You will have to change out the center Rockshaft and add the check valve at the Hydro.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:28 AM

You did all right! Nice to get attachments with a tractor. At least they are all the same 'color'.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:34 AM

The 48"SD deck is Model #5-1483
The Tiller is either a 32" 7-1221, or a 36" 7-1211
The plow is more then likely a Model RC-10

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 12:59 PM

Brian,
The tiller measures 36" across the metal plate top.
So, I guess that makes it a 7-1211?
I'm going to go out into the hot sun and take the mower deck of and attach and
Test run the tiller now! What a long belt it uses!

Joe

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 02:44 PM

SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 02:47 PM

What are you going to do with the Electro12?

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Congratulations on a good deal. The attachements and a tractor. Nice.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Well , I got the tiller hooked up.
Tilled some field. Once up once down in a straight line.
Did ok. But, I think my simplicity 3416H does much better.
That electric pto clutch is not going on when I want it to.
Hasn't been used for three years according to the guy I bought it from
(usually means six or nine years!)
but it may just be worn out. Do they have a friction plate in them?
Can it be replaced?
Kholer is running poorly. Needs carb rebuild for sure. Maybe clean carbon
From combustion chamber. Maybe rings and valves.
All the sheet metal on the electro 12 is bad.
And engine is needing help.
I think it's time to get the 1267 back up and running so I can run all these impliments on that
And then I can re-work the electro to be what it can be.

Joe

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:58 PM

That PTO clutch is rare and expensive. I've heard of folks rebuilding them, but I don't know how. They're all sealed up. There was a guy at the Wheel Horse Show in Pennsylvania in June, who was advertising rebuilt ones for $125. I converted mine to manual for that reason. The coil for the breakerless ignition is another rare bird. It's NOT a normal coil.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:40 PM

Nice find, I also have a mightymac, but mine started as an independant machine with a blown motor, we made it fit a raider 12 and have loved it since

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 09:48 PM

Good buy. Can't see how you would loose any money on that setup.




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