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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:39 PM

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)

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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!

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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!

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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.


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:44 PM

Nice story & looks like some fun! For the price, you can't beat it.


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:47 PM

That's a nice score Ryan.

I hope you get it going, without too much trouble.

Congrats.


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:48 PM

You already know how I feel about this purchase! LOL! I didn't realize you got all the rest of the stuff with it.

 

No school tomorrow, let's start on it tonight! I'll bring over my lights!

 

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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:54 PM

Congratulations Ryan, that is a great looking tractor.  You got a great deal on it.  I'm glad you got it.  I hope it is easy to get running and you have it mowing in no time.   :thumbs:


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Great deal Ryan, I can't believe the tires stayed up. What a deal !!


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Please send some Power King magic my way. I've got my eye out for a Power King now that I've got some space in the garage. Nice find.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 05:21 AM

WTG Ryan, good score, looks like a nice project, good luck with it !


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 06:08 AM

Very nice job, Ryan!

 

I'm looking forward to hearing you tell us it is running.  It won't be long!

 

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 06:14 AM

Glad you got it home, Ryan! Looks like a lot of fun fixing that one up!


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Looks like you made a good deal, especially getting all the attachments too. :thumbs:


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 08:02 AM

from the looks of it you got a great deal did the lady say how long it had been sitting for or have an idea? cause from the marks on the tires it was in there good


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Here are some pictures. I decided to put it next to one of its big brothers, the '71 1614 PK. All I have done is take the mower deck off.

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The deck has a lot of dirt and rotten wood on it, but other then surface rust it in in great shape!

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The underside is also covered in dirt, but it is also in great shape!

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The snow blower has been garage kept, so it is in very nice condition. After I got home and turned it right side up, I noticed the chute was missing! Oh well.

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I don't think it has been used a whole lot; neither the auger, skids, or edge have much wear on them.

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Here is all of the hardware and mounting brackets for the snow blower.

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Here are some things that where not on it. In the box there are only two pulleys from something else, and a lot of nuts and bolts.

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The discs.

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10" plow.

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:04 AM

from the looks of it you got a great deal did the lady say how long it had been sitting for or have an idea? cause from the marks on the tires it was in there good

 

I am not sure, it was the lady's husbands tractor and he passed away last October, and I could tell she was having a hard time letting it go, so I did not want to ask to many questions that might upset her. I do know that he became sick 10 years ago and could not do anything once he fell ill, so for right now I am guessing about 10 years. Before I picked it up, I had been dealing with the daughter, I will ask her for some history on the tractor in a few days.

 

The one side of the deck had some roots growing up over it, so it has definitely been there a good long while! The roots where not very big; if you go to the picture of the top side of the deck, you can see one root still stick between two pieces of metal on the right side.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:36 AM

The blower looks to have been built by Haban, so likely a chute off one of many makes will fit.  Looks like Massey blowers, even like the Bush Hog blowers.....all Haban built.






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