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#1 shanesaw OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:03 PM

i just picked this tractor up off of craigslist. the fella told me it was a 1973. i spent $375 and it came with a snow thrower and mower deck. she starts right up no problem. no smoke. I've changed the oil, gas, spark plug, belts, air filter and put some Sylvania 1176 tail light bulbs where the headlights go. they aren't very bright but that was the best i could find. they fit right into the socket...i was just wondering:

did i get a good deal?

is this a nice tractor?

where the heck can i find the right bulbs?

anything else i should do?

anything else i should know?

 

this is my first real GT. and i think i want a bunch more...

 

         -shane

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Looks like a good deal to me. Up here they would of wanted upwards of $550 for it.  Good luck. Make sure to grease everything and tighten up pieces that need be.  Roger.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:14 PM

thanks roger, i greased every fitting i could find. and oiled anything else.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:44 PM

 Very nice Simplicity, and there is something you should know. These Garden Tractors are highly addictive, and you can never stop at just one! :bigrofl: Your off to a great start though! :thumbs:

 

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I had the re-badged version, sold under the Homelite name. I miss that one.
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Posted November 26, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Nice machine !   That looks to be a pretty big snow blower , I think you did very well , good luck and keep the pics coming


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 08:04 PM

I have an Allis Chalmers HB112, which is similar but different.  I'd suggest checking the fluids in the hyrdo, transmission gearbox & bevel gearbox.   Also check for play in the BGB.  Then blow out the fins on the hydro cooler.  Zippo Varga has a great series of videos on Youtube relating to these Simplicity & AC tractors.


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 12:34 AM

Hello and welcome shane :wave: you did very well getting that. This site ended up giving me the GT bug and im sure theres no cure for it either, unless you either run out of funds, space, or time.


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 07:35 AM

Welcome, Shane! I'd have bought it for that! Nice looking tractor.


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 07:50 AM

I'd say you did very well.  That model was the top of the line, in it's day, and will still make most modern 'tractors' blush.  If taken care of my others, and now you, it will last your lifetime.

 

That 16 horse Briggs and the 42" blower will really chuck some serious snow!


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 08:05 AM

That was a great deal! :rocker2: Around here, at this time of year, the price would barely buy the blower. :wallbanging: Can't wait to see some action shots.


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 09:19 AM

If anyone knows where to find a set of headlights like the ones on this tractor I am looking for a pair.



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Posted November 27, 2013 - 09:52 AM

Welcome to GTT. That is a great tractor. Download the manuals for it from our "Manuals Section" and follow the maintenance instructions. It is a real worker. Look at getting; weights and chains for traction, a rear hitch weight to make lifting the blower easier, and a cab to make you more comfortable. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 09:52 AM

If anyone knows where to find a set of headlights like the ones on this tractor I am looking for a pair.

 

da 'bay!



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Posted November 27, 2013 - 02:10 PM

I have looked but never seen them for sale on there. :wallbanging:






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