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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:50 PM

i have never owned a 2 wheeler or even thought about one till now, i have been offered a very good looking and excellent working 8hp 1968 simplicity walk behind with 7 different attachments ( is this a full set ?) all in very good condition, it is a model w serial # 900389 if thats of any help, thanks all farmer john

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 09:36 PM

The model W was the last, and most powerful of the Simplicity 2 wheelers. It was only advertised as 8hp for the final 3 years... ('67 '68 '69)
7 attachments would be a huge plus :thumbs:
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 05:42 AM

The 1961-62 model W used 990189 model number.
The 1963-66 model W used 990214 model number. These 1st 2 share a manual so download just one of them.

The 1967-69 model W used 990389 model number. Suspect you have this last one.

Manuals are here
http://www.simplicitymfg.com/manuals/

List your attachments and will see if we can figure out their model numbers for manuals.

Garry
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 06:12 AM

That's insane....someone actually has that many appropriate attachments and the set is complete. Great find, I'd buy em if it was me. Good luck, hope you get them.... :wewantpics:
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Yep, buy it. The attachments are tough to find, at least up here. They are very useful machines though...can get into places a four wheeler is too big for and get you that exercise you seldom get when in a seat. I use mine mostly for sickle mowing, but if I ever find a saw for for it, I'll be an extra happy boy.
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Well that settles it. seems like i have found a winner. now what i need is a ball park idea of what these things go for, he was thinking $50 per accessory plus machine . i was thinking of offering $450 or $500. would that make it a good deal, i have no idea what they are worth thanks

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 04:42 AM

sounds like a great deal to me...make em the offer, most he can do is say no....good luck

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 07:58 AM

Start low, you can always go up. Without knowing what implements you are getting or if they are even original to the machine its hard to say. There are a lot of implements that wouldn't bring 50 apiece. I would start in the 250-300 range and see where it goes from there.




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