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#1 machinist OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 08:48 PM

A few years ago, I saw a tractor at a welding shop that belonged to the owner.   He had it looking like new, and it was an impressive rig.   He said it was a Simplicity, but I can't recall the model number if I even saw it.   This has been buggin me for ages.     It was the size of the high wheel Case I own now, with similiar ag tires on the the rear, about 8.00 x 16's.   It was definitely NOT one of the popular new low-profile models.   I didn't get into it deep, but looked to be 14 HP Kohler or thereabouts.   Had the familiar orange paint with white on the hood, and black lettering, IIRC.   Looked to me like it would pull stumps, and knowing the owner, he wouldn't have had it unless it was a serious tractor.  

 

Anyone have an idea what I saw?    It's been driving me nuts.    


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 08:51 PM

4117 or something like that. They are much bigger than all the other simplicities out there.

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 09:03 PM

Probably a power max tractor.

 

Not sure what a 4117 is. Did you mean 7117?


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 09:08 PM

All Powermax have Onan cast iron twins.


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Probably a power max tractor.
 
Not sure what a 4117 is. Did you mean 7117?

Ya that's what I ment!

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:25 AM

All Powermax have Onan cast iron twins.

Well at least they did when they left the factory... :D


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 02:01 AM

The only other thing I could think of besides the PowerMax was the 9518 but it was a water cooled diesel and originally all orange.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 07:11 AM

4040/4041/9020:

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 07:16 AM

There was also the imported rebadged Hinomoto that was sold under the AC, Massey, and Simplicity names, but that one was completely orange, and the engine compartment was totally enclosed by sheet panels.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I did some digging based on what you guys said, and came up with probably a 616 Allis, or Simplicity's equivalent.   Thanks guys!    This has been worrying me for a long time.    I hope to see the owner soon, and get to the bottom of it.   

 

Nice bunch of people here!  :thumbs:


Edited by machinist, March 16, 2013 - 08:45 AM.





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