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Very Disappointing Day , Please Identify This Horse

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 08:02 AM

Sorry for your deal, but fix it up like the picture of the one with rear duals, that would look cool!!!!




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Posted April 26, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Somewhere on the net I saw where a guy had fixed one of those up for his little daughter. He had powder coated it in pink and it was realy sharp. He said they had taken it to a show and now he is doing one for his wife and mother-in-law so the girls can have their own little caravan at shows.

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:24 PM

 dont even know why i bought it, well i do,


I sold an old forgetable Craftsman 10HP to someone once.  The more I told him about what was wrong with it, the more he wanted it.  It's part of the hobby.  You'd probably have left it there if it had a $100 price and was in nice shape and needed nothing!

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:19 PM

It is most likely a:


1962 model 502

1963 model 603

1964 model 704


It *might* be a Lawn Ranger, but its hard to tell..because I think it has a mix of wheels.

(Lawn Rangers were the lighter duty "lawn tractor" variants..not quite as desirable as the "Garden Tractor" variants)

It has the small "lawn ranger" wheels on the front, but the "full size" non-lawn ranger wheels for the rear.

One of those sets of wheels isnt correct.


I dont think its a lawn ranger, because lawn rangers had different fenders, and those dont look like lawn ranger fenders to me,

but im not 100% sure..


My guess, its one of the three "Garden Tractor" models I listed above, not a Lawn Ranger,

but it has small Lawn Ranger front wheels on it..

but its hard to get a positive ID because it seems to have a mix of features from different tractors.


$150 is a decent price! (although its not worth any more than that! ;)

but I would feel fine about $150..

Its a "Round Hood" which are among the most desirable and collectable of wheel horses..

I think you did fine! :)



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:30 AM

I've learned that part of the fun is the thrill of the hunt.



The most common issue with garden tractors is the estimated age - usually 10 to 20 years less than advertised.


A bit less common is the wrong HP - a few extra here and there.




If the GT just needs to be re-assembled, the price you paid isn't too bad.

Edited by motobreeder, April 27, 2013 - 09:31 AM.