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#76 jpswift1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Here are the pictures of my Snapper 1855.....these were from the Craigslist ad, but I'll get some new ones as I start to get it back together and looking good again.  I'm going to be painting it up as a Massey 1855.  The grille was pretty dinged up on mine, it was missing the headlights, trim, and mesh grille, so I got a whole new (used) grille with all the headlights and mesh and everything, a pair of Verstein V61 18x8.50-8 front tires, 26x12x12 Goodyear Super Terra Grip 4 ply ag tires for the back, a pair of NOS taillights (I had them laying around since they used the same ones on vintage Attex 6 wheel amphibious ATVs that I also collect), a correct steering wheel to replace whatever incorrect one is on there now, and a set of Massey 1855 decals from Maple Hunter (great folks to deal with and excellent prices).  Mechanically it's great and it runs like a top, cosmetically, well you can see in the pics, someone did an awful spray bomb paint job and the rear tires are pretty much shot, but for $500 an 1855 (with a brand new battery) that runs and drives great and has a 3 point hitch, I can't complain.  There are a few little things wrong that some hack tried to rig up, but most of those have been, or will be easily undone and put back to the way they came from the factory.  I'll be adding 120lbs worth of rear wheel weights and I hope to find a 4' box blade for it so I can do some dirt work......I hear these tractors are great candidates for this kind of work.

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 03:54 PM

Here is the 1600 I just picked up.

 

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Posted March 11, 2016 - 09:53 AM

Lots of Snapper and Masseys coming out of the woodwork, guys!



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Posted April 02, 2016 - 01:07 AM

I need to get some better pictures, but here's my "mowing" mower.  It's an 1855A with an Onan P220G repower.  Dad and I recently went through the deck and rebuilt it.  We added some anti-scalp wheels, a couple track bars, and some dangling bush-hog style chains on the grass exit.  I'll have to get some better pictures, but here's a few for now.

 

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--Eric

 

Eric,

 

How wide is that landscape rake?  Also, how well does in perform?  I found a 4ft one with the rear wheel kit installed and I'm thinking about picking it up for my 1855. 


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 07:32 AM

Eric,

 

How wide is that landscape rake?  Also, how well does in perform?  I found a 4ft one with the rear wheel kit installed and I'm thinking about picking it up for my 1855. 

 

The landscape rake works amazingly.  I have found myself using it for everything...from raking leaves, clearing ground, "grubbing" small roots, removing undergrowth in woods areas, raking soil in preparation for planting grass, etc.  I think mine is a 48"...I picked it up from Northern Tool awhile back on sale.  Overall, I've been impressed with the quality of it.  I'd buy it again.  I have broken one of the spring teeth that got snagged hard one too many times.

 

Once you have one for awhile, you'll get attached to it!  I'm not sure on what function the rear wheel kit you mention would play though?  Unless you're trying to restrict the depth it will dig...but with my hard soil, that's not a concern anyway.  If anything, I sometimes add weight to mine.


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 09:13 PM

The landscape rake works amazingly.  I have found myself using it for everything...from raking leaves, clearing ground, "grubbing" small roots, removing undergrowth in woods areas, raking soil in preparation for planting grass, etc.  I think mine is a 48"...I picked it up from Northern Tool awhile back on sale.  Overall, I've been impressed with the quality of it.  I'd buy it again.  I have broken one of the spring teeth that got snagged hard one too many times.

 

Once you have one for awhile, you'll get attached to it!  I'm not sure on what function the rear wheel kit you mention would play though?  Unless you're trying to restrict the depth it will dig...but with my hard soil, that's not a concern anyway.  If anything, I sometimes add weight to mine.

 

Thanks for the reply!  The 48" rake seemed pretty light weight at only 98 lbs.  I was looking at a King Kutter one that's 60" wide that is about double that weight and about the same price.  Do you think a Massey 1855 would be able to work that 60" rake or would the 48" be a better option? 



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Posted April 06, 2016 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for the reply!  The 48" rake seemed pretty light weight at only 98 lbs.  I was looking at a King Kutter one that's 60" wide that is about double that weight and about the same price.  Do you think a Massey 1855 would be able to work that 60" rake or would the 48" be a better option? 

 

If you have a huge open area, go for the 60".  It seems like a tough built unit, with enough size and weight to do some serious work!  For me, alot of where I use the rake is in the woods...and I often rake in places that a 60" wouldn't fit.  Another thing to consider, is the 225 lb King Kutter may be on the verge of taxing the hydraulics.  I think the rear 3 pt on the 1855s is rated to lift 300 lbs...but that is right between the swivel eyes.  The rake hangs to the rear another 2' or so, and so you're probably pushing the limits.  I've noticed as well, that when you first start the tractor, it will lift more, and do it more swiftly.  After I've been raking 2 hrs, and have lifted the rake an average of 2 - 5 times per minute for an extended time, the tractor is definitely working harder to keep up.  Maybe my charge pump/etc is worn some...but most of these do have some hours on them.

 

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 07:26 PM

The 3 point on my 1855 seems pretty strong, the only thing I have really lifted was my nieces husband and I stood on the lift arms at the same time and it picked us up easily. I'm 250 and he's probably a little more than that.


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 08:13 PM

I have a 522# weight box on mine all winter. It lifts it with out a hesitation

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 10:19 PM

You guys raised some good points.  I can get a 48" Land Pride rake with the rear wheel kit, that weighs about 125 lbs or so total for $400 or I can get a brand new 60" King Kutter rake for the same price, but probably weighs almost 100lbs more.  For my 1855 Massey what would you guys recommend?  I suppose I could always add a few tines and some steel on the 48" Land Pride unit to make it a little wider if need be.


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:48 AM

If you get the 60" King Cutter and it is too big. Cutting a section off each side and then making bolt on wings would be an option. Getting a smaller one and making it bigger, you might have to beef up the frame some.
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