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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Got this off of Craigslist. It was listed Tuesday and I was the first caller and he said he would hold it until today. A man of his word. I like that. It runs and all works. He had to settle an estate and I was glad to help him out. By my chart I believe it to be an 1984.

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Nice machine

Is that an original Gravely Sulky? I have one just like that but never could find who made it.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Nice. Wanna come mow my field.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Sweet, my guess is you haven't run it yet!?  We want to see pics when there is fire in that engine!

 

I always wanted an 8HP,The 10-12HP are butt heavy with my sickle and 30" mower. 

 

Great find.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Nice machine

Is that an original Gravely Sulky? I have one just like that but never could find who made it.

Original Gravely sulky.


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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Keeping it ? Or buffing and waxing it for resale ?

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Keeping it ? Or buffing and waxing it for resale ?

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Only needed some paste wax and elbow grease!!    :dancingbanana:

 

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Posted June 14, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Nice score and a nice cleanup job.  I have a 5260, and it was one of Gravely's best designs, in my humble opinion. 

 

Ben W.



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Posted June 14, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Keeping it ? Or buffing and waxing it for resale ?

Resale, most likely.



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 06:24 AM

Send me some of that magic wax will you!


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Send me some of that magic wax will you!

I'm thinking it was more like magic elbow grease, Brian!  LOL

 

GP, that is a great score there.  Mind sharing what you paid?  PM if you'd rather keep it quiet, I'm just curious about the market.


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 07:35 AM

I'm thinking it was more like magic elbow grease, Brian!  LOL

 

GP, that is a great score there.  Mind sharing what you paid?  PM if you'd rather keep it quiet, I'm just curious about the market.

I paid $125 hard earned American dollars. I try not to pay more than $200 for anything I buy, but I have been known to pay up to $500.


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 08:01 AM

I'm thinking it was more like magic elbow grease, Brian!  LOL

 

Send me some of that magic wax will you!

 

Heck, that wax job even added  two horsepower!  :D


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 10:25 AM

I paid $125 hard earned American dollars. I try not to pay more than $200 for anything I buy, but I have been known to pay up to $500.

WOW!!!  Up this way there is an extra 0 on the end for a tractor set up like that!!



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Posted June 15, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Did you replace the handles and control rods or do something to fill in the pitting?


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