That is cool. I love the rear wheel steer.
Way Cool Gravely
Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:14 PM
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:35 AM
Forum rules state it's a Mason Dixon line separation deal on this one.
We'll hope it comes up in the south then!
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:51 AM
Really cool factor!
I bet the body was added as a marketing tool for the folks in Westchester county NY, pretty sure it's always been
one of the higher end single family housing area's.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 01:29 PM
I had the pleasure of briefly meeting a man named Matt Brown who worked at Gravely for quite a number of years. As has been stated , the Westchester was very similar to a standard Gravely "L" model with the attached steering sulky. I think that the standard head was replaced with an overhead valve version that boosted horsepower to perhaps 12 hp, but I may be confusing that with an aftermarket modification. One of the biggest problems as related by Matt Brown was the change in control linkage, from the sturdy 3/8 rod straight down the handlebars to a cable set-up from the tunnel at the seat. As it was based on the chassis of the "L", it would accept most of the front mounted implements, and it steered from the rear. I have heard also that there was a hydraulic cylinder coupled between the tractor and the steering sulky that would raise and lower the front, but really can't say for certain. The shell is mostly for show, not function. I know the steering sulkies were steered through a cable arrangement. I had one, tried it once and the tractor tended to slowly wander all over the place, so I removed it and went back to the standard trail-behind version.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:34 PM
We're keeping a light on for the member(s) that have one of these stylish 'stupid things'
*according to Ben
Edited by Newpaws493, April 23, 2013 - 06:34 PM.
Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:16 AM
HHHMMMMM...that's just a 3 hour drive...and I'm going to be in that general neighborhood picking up a Brinly plow.
If someone here wants to buy it, and then twisted my arm REAL HARD , I could be convinced to pick it up and hold it for them.
Edited by OldBuzzard, April 26, 2013 - 06:23 AM.
Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:21 AM
HHHMMMMM...that's just a 3 hour drive...
Yeah! And the motorhome is all packed and warmed up. Might need the trailer for this trip, though!
Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:31 AM
Thanks for the offer OB, but current cashflow isn't as high as my urges to buy I'm in recovery now on two sweet deals that seem to be slipping from my fingers... . That aside, my focus on this remains to at least , hear some info from somebody who has one.