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#31 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2010 - 08:12 PM

That is an oil filter,and the engine is Gravely's own 6.6hp , power plant.

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Posted August 17, 2010 - 08:52 PM

You just got a 2 wheeler.
Just could not let this one out in the weather any longer.
I used this exact model to cut acres of grass and cultivated and plowed a 1/4 acre garden when I could not even see over the handle bars. Then we helped milked the cows. Dad helped us have melons, berries, taters and all the other goodies to keep us fed though the winter. Told about the good old days. This was a tractor that made them for me.:smile1: Dad is not here anymore but he knows!
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Posted August 23, 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hey ducky, nice Bolens and touching story behind it.


Gravely: Well, I have to say that even though I'm a big fan of the David Bradley stuff the Gravely wins on engineering and execution.
As much as I like the D-B, I get the feeling they were built to meet a price more than a specification.
That Gravely is much more robust than my D-B and any gardon tractor with an engine that uses a servicable auto style air filter and pressure lubericaton and a servicable filter, gets my attention right away.
I also relize the Gravely was built later and by possibly different manufacturing techniques so that we are almost comparing apples to oranges.
It seems to me that guys like the D-B for the same reasons that some bikers like an open primary on their Harley.
Open belts, big chains, spinning fly wheels and big tires sell a lot of stuff.
That's OK because the D-B works very well, just as well as it was designed to work.
I just think it was kind of "shoe horned" in to the Sears line up when it could have stood on its own or been marketed through some other outlet.

Again , great pictures ducky!

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Posted August 31, 2010 - 09:14 PM

I just started acquiring "old tractors" and I am inclined to gravitate toward the walk behind machines. I have had a '69 Suburban 12 for some time and this summer added a '61 Panzer but I really like the Springfield Walk Behind I purchased. I would like to add a Simplicity to my shed space before I am forced to sleep there.:smile1:

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 09:14 PM

Merl. I believe that the Gravely was made primarily for commercial use. I can't swear to that, but I worked in the maintenance dept. at the college I attended (to help pay for it) and there was the first time I'd ever heard of or seen a gravely. They are a bullet-proof machine. just my $.02

"I would like to add a Simplicity to my shed space before I am forced to sleep there."

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Oldsoul! I keep wondering when my wife will tell me that too!

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Posted September 13, 2010 - 07:56 PM

I am a two-wheeled walk behind tractor fan. ROTOTILLER brand tillers.
www.zucksrototillers.com

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Posted September 13, 2010 - 11:52 PM

i have been looking for a walk behind tractor with no luck so far.

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Posted September 14, 2010 - 08:00 AM

Have you tried searching places like Craigslist or Ebay?

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Posted November 15, 2010 - 03:52 PM

I think this forum is great idea. When I was in VietNam, and Malaysia, I saw some of the wildest, crudest, smartest two wheelers I had ever seen in my life. Mostly powered with either deisel, or multifuel engines, that would run on absolutely anything. Took a lot of pictures, but all my personal gear was stolen/lost at JFK in NY. I don't have any two wheelers, at this time, but have had GRAVELY, and CHOREMASTER.

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 09:14 AM

My friend and neighbor has been given an old Planet Jr. two-wheel walk behind garden tractor with all sorts of cultivators, tool bars, etc. We'd like to learn more about it and get it running. Anybody here a Planet Jr. fan?

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 06:26 AM

My friend and neighbor has been given an old Planet Jr. two-wheel walk behind garden tractor with all sorts of cultivators, tool bars, etc. We'd like to learn more about it and get it running. Anybody here a Planet Jr. fan?


I have some P-Jrs and info. Maybe start a new thread and post some pictures and a model.

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 08:29 AM

We would love to see some pictures.
I love looking at these 2 wheel's :bounce:

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 08:49 AM

We would love to see some pictures.
I love looking at these 2 wheel's :bounce:

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Posted December 04, 2010 - 10:21 AM

You guys are just getting into my area of expertise! It's only been this century that I've considered stuff newer than 40 or on rubber tires. I never realized how hard they are to keep round!!! Only ever had one flat on a steel wheeler. It was a thin, light wheel that I piled too much crap on. Did I mention I have PHD?? Pile it Higher and Deeper!

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Posted December 10, 2010 - 08:37 PM

I have a 1956 Allis Chalmers that still sees semi-regular service as a brush/rough grass mower and for small tilling jobs. It's a nice machine that's done a ton of work for me. Came with some 1970's 3 1/2 HP B&S engine that was toast. I had an old 5 horse for a bit, but that wasn't actually my engine and the owner needed it back, so now it has an 8 horse B&S on it. You have to keep the rpms low, or the implements start coming apart...they weren't ever designed for these new engines...but it does a ton of work.




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