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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:58 AM

This is a C-48 Sweepster, for use on garden tractors. I'm unsure what specific brand this unit's hitch fits, but everything is in great shape. $375 (Dorr, MI)

The hood is fiberglass, and is real nice. One corner has some slight damage. The brushes that are on it will likely need to be replaced. This unit sat for a long time, and there is a flat spot on the brushes. I will share it at this price, as is, or will sell with a complete new set of brushes for an additional $250. That includes new brushes, spacers, freight and installation. I don't mind taking care of that for someone here.

These units are scarce, and are extremely effective. They are a ton of fun to use, and easily adaptable to various machines. As it sits, it looks like it would be real easy to run off of a Wheel Horse, Massey or Sears. The drive is bolted together, so rearranging the pulley location should be fairly straight forward, to use on a Simplicity/Allis, Deere, etc.

I'm not looking to get rich off it...I snatched it up to pass it along and am open to trades also. It was just too cool to walk away from, and I don't think one can be found cheaper. I love the one I use. I can snap additional pics, get any measurements you may want, and invite anyone to come take a look at it.

Here's a couple clips of my other units in use as a teaser:
 

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I can and will assist with freight arrangements. I HIGHLY recommend a quote through Fastenal, if you have a store near you that you can pick up at. I can throw it on a pallet and drop it off at no charge (but you would need to mail me a ratchet strap or two to secure it with...we can figure that out later). Tell them 200lbs...that should be about right, including the weight of a pallet.
 

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:11 AM

The mount makes me think it's for a Wheel Horse or maybe a Sears SS. Can't think what else has a side mounted PTO except a gear drive JD?



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:43 AM

I have had a Deere unit, but it was for the 140 style mount.  If this is for a 110 style mount, it's missing a bit of hardware, but could be a possibility.  I have a buddy who recently grabbed an MF12 with a Sweepster, and seems to me that had a RH side drive as well.  I've asked him for pics of the mounting, and hope to hear soon.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Take a look at these pictures of a model MF 12 and see if you think it will sit on that front mount?

 

http://gardentractor...d-up-a-1976-12/


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Boy...it just might.  I didn't realize the front axle was so far behind the front of the frame on those.  That was my concern when I compared it to my AC w/Sweepster.  The AC axle is all the way forward, and so, this hitch I have would not drive the broom far enough in front of the tractor to clear the tire on the RH (close) side.  But, on that MF, not only does the frame stand far ahead of the front axle, but the bumper/frame looks like this hitch could sit right on it (notice the upper 'lip' on this hitch).  I bet the hitch would hang right on there, and allow plenty of clearance.  The drive certainly looks appropriate on the tractor.  Thanks!  What does a blower look like on an MF?  Bet that would tell the tale.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 12:00 PM

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Yes, to make it fit an AC/Sim. you would have to build a mount to get it out front farther.



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:47 PM

It could be for a MF, it's just like the one in the broucher.Scan0002.jpg


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Decent pic of a snowblower for a MF 16:

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Posted October 31, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Boy oh boy...my money is on this thing fitting an MF. Im gonna have to dig around for mounted attachmemt photos. My buddy with the MF12/sweepster has been a bit difficult to get in touch with. I may just drop by his place. Hes about a half hour in the wrong direction but I really want to know for sure before I offer it to the MF guys. If I didnt already have one, I would buy a tractor that this thing fits, just to use!

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Posted October 31, 2013 - 04:10 PM

If you search the serial num on the brush unit does that give any clues?I know Haban had different model # or serial #  for each make tractor.



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Posted October 31, 2013 - 10:35 PM

If you search the serial num on the brush unit does that give any clues?I know Haban had different model # or serial #  for each make tractor.


Sweepster only put a model # and serial # on. I don't think either was brand specific.

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Posted November 01, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Sweepster only put a model # and serial # on. I don't think either was brand specific.

 

 

That is my understanding as well.  I've had 5 different 'models', yet all had the same model #.  I've found no info at all on the serial #'s.  It sure would be nice, however.







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