Its been awhile since I've been at a good auction. When I say good I mean lots of old things that have been just sitting around waiting for someone to come along and bring them back to life.
About a month ago I seen there was going to be an auction that an old Gravely L and a bunch of other things I was interested in. So I got there and looked the Gravely over. When it came time to bid on it the auctioneer said "its suppose to run". Yeah I've heard that before. I ended up winning it and getting a sickle attachment and brush cutter along with the tractor.
Got it home and checked to see if it had spark, which it did. Poured some gas in the tank and after a few pulls she fired up! Ran pretty good too. Later in the evening I had some time to play around with it and talk about a brute! Starting to really like it!
The bit of research I've been able to do I come up with its probably a 1952 with a 5hp engine... I think. I'm no expert on these by far. The one thing thought was kinda neat was the wooden hand grips on the handle bars and levers. Never seen that before on this new of a machine.
Here's the pics