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5665 Really Found At A Scrapyard! 61 Hours!

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#1 CADplans OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 01:44 AM

Somebody mentioned a Gravely was at a scrapyard, it was about 2 hours away. They said it was kinda rough, but, only $250. I called to see if it was still there and if they would hold it for me. They said yes, I rolled.

 

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There was another one there too!!, I asked how much for that one, $70. I said load them both.

 

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The 5665 has steering brakes, and

 

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YEP, it says 61 hours!!  :dancingbanana:

 

This is my first ever two-wheeler with a blade. The steering brakes were a nice bonus.

 

The hour meter is functional. I am sure the hours are correct, because of how nice it runs, it has 65 hours now.

 

They even threw in a wheeled shop chair.

 

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:45 AM

nice haul.
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Posted August 31, 2013 - 04:41 AM

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 05:49 AM

Congratulations. That was a successful treasure hunt. Now you've got a long weekend to enjoy them. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 31, 2013 - 06:21 AM

Congrats on the new acquisitions.  That doesn't look rough at all compared to what I've seen for sale at at least 3 times the price. 


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 06:45 AM

The brakes were locked, unload was by aerial delivery

 

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The brakes were SO locked, I had to take the drum/backing plate off together.

 

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Then I could operate the engine and gears, to see if the transmission was OK.

 

The rust pitted the brake drums so bad, I had to take them to a machine shop to get them turned. The I.D. was too small for a brake lathe.

 

I figured I would slap some paint on it while the drums were at the shop.

 

NAPA acrylic enamel

 

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Re-assembly began, first the wiring harness went back in, after a thorough cleaning of the wires.

 

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Wow, that's a nice, new machine. Congrats on the great haul.
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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:05 AM

The buy of the year. :thumbs:


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Essentially, it's a new machine!


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:39 AM

Very nice. Imagine a scrap yard calling that rough. Congrats!


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:41 AM

My guess is that a school system (or somebody similar) bought it, and used it for one season.

 

The brakes locked due to rust. Fast forward to 2013, they scrapped it. 

 

The front PTO, which is an output shaft due to the quick attach, has never had anything on it.

 

Even the blade cutting edge shows little wear.



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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Just now getting broke in.

 

 

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Now thats a great score!


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:26 AM

WellDonedid :thumbs: Don't forget to thank the somebody that gave ye the headsup..


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:41 AM

WellDonedid :thumbs: Don't forget to thank the somebody that gave ye the headsup..

 

That has been done several times!! This is actually my second score of the year, I got this one in June

 

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It came with the Multi-mower, I found a QA mower head and put together a 30" mower for it.

 

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The decals came off Ebay. The deck was painted with TSC Massey red

 

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The 10 Pro was a CraigsList find.


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