This ad appeared on CL last week: FORD Lawn and Garden Tractor - $300 (Bloomfield CT)
FORD LAWN AND GARDEN TRACTOR: 14.5 hp. 1974 model. The only slight rust is on the four hub caps. Stored in garage all its life. Includes Ford dump cart and Ford rear blade with a scarifier. Chains on rear wheels. Paint is good. Great show tractor.
I have 64+ tractors sitting in my yard. I promised myself to part with atleast half of them this year. Then a friend gave me his. And then I came across this. I waited a week but then caved in. I called on Friday and went there yesterday. It was not as advertised. The wheel covers are very rusty and the tractor is light to medium rusty. He bought it from the Ford dealer when it was returned at two months old and has had it since. He stopped using it when the hydro lift stopped working several years ago. It has the brinly hitch, a Ford 10 CF trailer in good condition, a fair condition deck, and a 48" grader blade that was modified into a scraper box. It is complete and with manuals. Amazing thing is that the seat looks original and has no cracks.
I couldn't resist and bought it. On the way home, on the interstate, a pickup truck came along side me and tried to talk me into selling it to him. I declined but told him of another one nearby that had a tiller with it.
I will post pics shortly. Good Luck, Rick
It came with a box of spare belts and a few parts.
The modified grader is interesting and I will do a separate thread on it later. Now the temptation is to put this at the head of the repair queue.
Edited by boyscout862, July 28, 2013 - 08:23 AM.