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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 06:09 AM

I will be going to look at this Meteor after Thanksgiving.I was going to go this weekend but had some things come up.The lady that is selling it is selling her dads collection.She said he collected the Garden Tractors that were different and went to many tractor shows,unfortunatly i am a little to late for his others as she said this was the last one that she had.I did see a gravely walk behind in a picture she sent me on my phone and ask her about it and she had forgot about it being their.She also put it on hold for me so more than likely it will be coming home with me.It is one of "It ran 4 or 5 years ago"

I can not find much info on this but what i have found is it was the first GT that was hydro and came with a 12 hp Tecumseh engine,any thing any one want to add that i need to be aware of would be appreciated.

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 06:47 AM

So cool ! Love the speed control handle with the RN1234 on the cast piece !

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 06:48 AM

Am I seeing that right, that the hydro unit is up front beside

the engine? Interesting. Where they still using the Dodge rear end

on these?



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Posted November 24, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Good steal, Don!  You'd better bring home that Gravely, too, if it is a good price.  Is it a walk behind?

 

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 07:39 AM

That's interesting! Be neat to see more of this!



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Posted November 24, 2013 - 07:40 AM

Nice! Another tractor I would love to have in my collection! Good luck getting it!

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Am I seeing that right, that the hydro unit is up front beside

the engine? Interesting. Where they still using the Dodge rear end

on these?

According to the manual they were still using the chrysler rear end



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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Good steal, Don!  You'd better bring home that Gravely, too, if it is a good price.  Is it a walk behind?

 

Ben W.

It is a walk behind,Here it is in the background.

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 03:37 PM

Be sure to check out the Panzer manuals section of the site.  There are several sales brochures and manuals for the Meteors.

That's a slightly later model one.  I don't know when the change was made but the early ones have the battery in the engine compartment instead of under the seat and the hydro reservoirs were mounted on the firewall instead of directly on the transmission.

 

Do you have the serial number yet?  There's a dealer's sales database out there that can be used to give an approximate date to the tractor.

 

Contact Dandy Sales for parts.  He owns what remained of Panzer when they went out of business.  He has quite a bit for the Meteors.

 

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer or point you in the right direction.

 

 

Am I seeing that right, that the hydro unit is up front beside

the engine? Interesting. Where they still using the Dodge rear end

on these?

The Sundstrand input is driven by belt and the output uses a driveshaft to turn the rearend pinion via two gears and a chain.

And yes, they still use the narrowed Chrysler rear.


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 07:37 PM

That is in excellent shape! You are very lucky to have found such a nice piece. It even comes with a blade. I don't have a Meteor that is in nice enough condition to use. Congratulations on your find. That Gravley in the background looks very nice as well. More pictures or a link to a video when you get it running would be great! 


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Posted November 29, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Nice find. I must have missed it while I was busy fixing my truck.



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 09:04 AM

In very good shape.  Looking forward to updates...



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Posted January 04, 2014 - 11:30 AM

New Restorer - could you possibly post a couple of pictures of the idler pulley between the engine pulley and the transmission pulley?  I have a Meteor 1012 that is missing the idler pulley so I was curious to see how it is set up.  Possibly I can fashion something to replace what is missing.

 

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 09:38 PM

I just picked one of these up. Learning a little bit about it each day. 






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