Scratched one off my want list today...I never really thought this many 'keepers' would find their way home, and my concern is growing. I can't afford a shop expansion, so I'll just have to play the tractor-shuffle a bit more often. This is an Allis-built, Homlite T-16S...S for Shuttle transmission. Fairly scarce machine, especially in original skin. (See also, Okie's T-16H...Hydro)
Super clean, appears all original except for the seat and 12V coil. Well cared for, for sure. No deck rust to speak of, and runs and drives great. This is my first running Shuttle, and I like it! It's a smooth operator, and seems very effective Would make an excellent mowing, blowing and tilling setup from what I can tell. It even has belts that look new, with 'Simplicity' still clearly visible. Electric lift is neat...another first for me. It's quicker and quieter than I thought it would be. Electric PTO is slick too. I really like the way it's set up...must have been a dream machine back in the day. Heck, it still is for me. [^]
Darn clean blower
And a winter carb cover...never seen one on an AC Homelite.
Obligatory truck/tractor chase pics [;)]
I got her at auction, and it looks like there's witness marks from duct tape...think she sat roadside for sale with a sign on her?