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#1 Farmlife OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:48 PM

This thing is cool....tryin to keep on budget with the finishing touches of the Springfield and the rebuild of the Sears so its outa touch for me......

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 08:51 PM

So where are your Springfield Pics?



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:06 PM

there are pics of my Springfield all over this site...search around....



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:07 PM

I just PM'd  a few of them to you....



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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:25 PM

That is cool. Grants was a five and dime store. They put their name on alot of things. They were direct competitors with Woolworths. They had a few yard care machines including a cast deck push mower. I think that it was 2 cycle.


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Posted January 03, 2013 - 05:35 AM

That's a neat ,tiny machine.



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Posted January 03, 2013 - 06:57 PM

Gotta be kiddin, right?  Piece of junk those kind of mowers were.  They seem like push mowers with seat and wheels added on. Can't belive some of the company's inventions made it out of factory AND, that someone would actually buy them!  Was probly a $99 junker brand new!  Scrap it! :shoot2: 



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:12 AM

SCRAP IT? I cant beleve im seeing that statement on this site! Whether you liked them or not, that is history. These manufacturers were learning what worked and what didnt. Those that had the better products stood the test of time, and many others didnt. When I was a kid, I knew a man that had a red barn full of this stuff. He had a small engine repair business and people gave him thestuff usually. When they finally sold that farm, ALL and i stress ALL of it was scrapped. And this was when scrap was LOW$. If I would have bought the contents of the barn the and hung on to it until now, My children would have been able to retire right now! This little stuff allows an average entry-level collector to have something to tinker on and even take to a show. Not everybody has the wherewithall to have the big stuff.This is the stuff everybody can relate to. Thats why we collect what WE LIKE!


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 03:05 PM

hey I just got one of these I was wondering how much you picked it up for I have the original owners manual and it says it cost $300 new plus $9 sales tax in 1968 

it does not have the mowing deck anymore though



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 01:20 AM

I really hate to bump this, but oddly enough ive had 2 of these sitting in my woods for over 20 years+ according to my uncle they were my grandpas toss away tractors. I plan on restoring one and turning the other into a race mower. If anyone has any information on these that might me useable ide apreacite it



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 06:41 AM

I really hate to bump this, but oddly enough ive had 2 of these sitting in my woods for over 20 years+ according to my uncle they were my grandpas toss away tractors. I plan on restoring one and turning the other into a race mower. If anyone has any information on these that might me useable ide apreacite it


:welcome: to GTTalk!
Sounds like a couple of promising pieces you are rescuing. When you get a chance, be sure to do a Member Intro ( http://gardentractor...-introductions/ ) so we all get a chance to welcome you aboard. Also, if you have pics, we love pics.

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Welcome, Fabricate! Those would be nice to see pics of. You can find help posting them in my signature below.



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:28 AM

Welcome to the site! Glad to hear you're rescuing a couple of machines from being lost in the woods,good luck with them!






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