HERE, I told you guys I was going to pick up a late model 1965 Economy Jim Dandy Deluxe. It is now at its new home!
Some story of how I got it. About two weeks ago, somebody here posted a link to a Ford (I think it was an LGT125); at the bottom of the ad the lady said she would also be posting an add for a Jim Dandy that he family had. I looked, and could not find the ad, so I emailed her. She said she had not posted it yet, she also sent me pictures and the asking price of $750. Since they had not even tried to sell it yet, the family did not want to negotiate any, and that was understandable. One week later I got an email and she told me that they had gotten a few offers of around $250, and if I wanted to pay that then it was mine, since I inquired about it first. I did not even try to haggle, the $750 they where asking really was not to bad anyway.
Here is where it has sat for many years. (This was a picture from the ad)
When I first looked at it, I could tell it had sank into the ground a LOT! I have learned that when buying a tractor that has been sitting for years, bring a compressor! I filled up the tires, and I still had to dig around them some! I also lifted the deck with a strap as high as I could (I could get it higher with a trap then I could with the lever). Neighbor Dave and I tried to push it, but it would not budge, so Dave pulled it with his truck. It pulled out fine, but the right rear tire was not turning! It did not take long for me to see the brake was seized on, even though the pedal was up. There is a small block on the brake that I was able to put a crescent wrench on, and release the brake. It then rolled fine and we where able to push it onto the trailer easily. Here it is loaded up. You can see on the tires how far into the ground it sank!
By the time I got home, unloaded, and let my phone charge to take pictures it was already dark out; although, I knew if I did not get anything at all you guys would banish me... still scared from when I made you wait for pictures of the Case 195!
Everything is there, and although I have not spent much time on it yet, it seems to be in very good mechanical shape.
In the package I got the tractor, 36" mower deck, 36" snow blower, 10" plow, and a set of discs. I also got some literature from the late 70s.
I don't know what the weather is supposed to do tomorrow, but if I can I am going to try and spend some time on it. For right now, my plan is to just get it going. Then, I will give it a refurb for a winter project.
Right now, I use an '89 Wheel Horse 312-8 to mow, but I do not really like it. I am not sure what it is that I dislike so much, but I do not like it. I am going to use this tractor to mow once I get it going, and then sell the 312-8.
I will get you guys some better pictures of the tractor in the morning, as well as pictures of the attachments.