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Posted August 02, 2013 - 01:52 PM

I have what I think is a YellowBird garden tractor. The only attachment I have is the tiller attachment. I can find no model or serial number on the tractor. It has an early model 3HP Briggs engine. (numbers =80262 0763-01 7604300)  The tractor has always been kept in a building or garage it runs and operates perfectly. I have attached a photo, my question does anyone know what it might be valued at?YBTiller2.jpg

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 02:04 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. :wave:  Someone will be along shortly to help you out. Until then, look around and tell us more about yourself if have the time.

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 02:19 PM

New to me! Welcome glad to have you on the site! Pictures are a bonus! Thanks!

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Sad to say, probably not as much as it might be worth to you to have around in case you need it. I'd venture to say it would be difficult to get more than 100 bucks for it, just because it isn't red and or say Troy-Bilt or David Bradley on it. It looks like an Ariens

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 05:13 PM

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 08:04 PM


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:13 PM

I did find a couple of people who had them years ago here and there, but no mention of value.



The little Yellowbird (sold by Precision Valley Manufacturing Co., Dept. TMEN, Springfield, Vermont 05156) is—as far as we know—the smallest reartined tiller on the market. Weighing a scant 75 pounds without its blades in place and sporting a 3-HP Briggs & Stratton engine, the Bird is a fine tool for gardeners who have small plots and/or often need to till in confined areas.

Of course, the machine's light weight and limited horsepower may be disadvantages when one has a large garden or needs to cultivate unbroken sod. However, we found that even the latter task can be accomplished with the small tiller. In our tests the Bird was able to work a previously unbroken pasture to a depth of 4-1/2 inches, although eight passes with the machine were necessary to do so.

Our gardeners/ testers also noted that they often wished the Yellowbird had handlebar- mounted speed and throttle adjustments (the wheels and tines turn at set speeds, while the throttle is controlled at the engine) ... the ability to operate in reverse (which can be important when reworking difficult patches of ground) ... and the option of disengaging the tines while keeping the wheels turning for transport. (The little tiller's single forward speed also left something to be desired when traveling from garden to barn, garage, or basement.)

On the other hand, our evaluators praised the narrow (14") tines, which in conjunction with the tiller's light weight made working in between established rows of plants (without accidentally wiping out crops) a breeze. The gardeners found the folding handle to be convenient, too allowing for easy storage and auto trunk or station wagon transport and appreciated the reversible depth-adjustment bar ... which can either ride smoothly in the tilled soil or, when attached backwards, hook itself into the earth and force the tines to dig in.

The Yellowbird, all in all, is especially designed for people with smaller "back- yard" gardens and for such folks represents a good swap of power for agility and convenience.

Yellowbird Tiller Cultivator Precision Valley Manufacturing Co., Woodstock, VT
3-hp Briggs & Stratton Engine

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 12:54 AM

Thanks greatly to everyone for your replies and info I did not have. :worshippy1:  :wave:  As Arnold said "I'll be Bach!"