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#1 MadAtGrass OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Found a 1969 (?) Ford 70 listed on CL today. Shot an email to the person who posted to see if it's anything that I want to play with. Ad says it's a 7 HP pull start that needs TLC with a good deck.

 

Once again, it's a 2 hour drive to get it, but the $80.00 asking price may make that easier to deal with. I'll update with pictures when and if I get any worth sharing.

 

So, does anyone have any concerns or comments about this particular model of tractor?  TIA



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 04:26 PM

Download the manual and check out the galleries. They are generally a nice tractor. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Thanks Rick.

 

I did a search of the forum posts but there doesn't seem to be any about the Ford 70. I did get the pictures from the seller. He got it from a man who is the son of the original owner. Looks like a collector or at least a small engine repair person to me. Enjoy.

 

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Added: Is there anything unique about the Ford 70? Is it the first Ford Lawn Tractor, or just the smallest? Tractor Data.com has it as the first in the Ford line.


Edited by MadAtGrass, December 31, 2013 - 04:47 PM.

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 04:50 PM

can't go wrong with that deal [unless you drive a 6 MPG pickup] 


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Gtractor it's actually a Ford F250 Superduty Diesel. I haven't checked but I think it gets between 10 and 14 MPG. No trailer hitch for either of the Ford Freestars yet.

 

There doesn't seem to be any manual for the Ford 70 or any other pictures either here at GT Talk. No surprise as it's a lawn tractor. But, I think it's a nice lawn tractor. :)



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Thanks Rick.

 

I did a search of the forum posts but there doesn't seem to be any about the Ford 70. I did get the pictures from the seller. He got it from a man who is the son of the original owner. Looks like a collector or at least a small engine repair person to me. Enjoy.

 

attachicon.gifFord 70 IMG_20131231_160255.jpgattachicon.gifFord 70 IMG_20131231_160301.jpgattachicon.gifFord 70 IMG_20131231_160422.jpgattachicon.gifFord 70 IMG_20131231_160442.jpgattachicon.gifFord 70 IMG_20131231_160537.jpg

 

Added: Is there anything unique about the Ford 70? Is it the first Ford Lawn Tractor, or just the smallest? Tractor Data.com has it as the first in the Ford line.

I have the original paper manual for the Ford 70, owners and parts I believe including the deck, I'll look, let me know if your interested.

 

Yep I do have the manuals.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:33 PM

That 70 will fit in the back of the Freestar  :thumbs: Just take the seats out.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Looks like a good deal to me!

Thanks for the photos.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:04 PM

It's a Ford with a Briggs, How could you possibly go wrong? From the pictures, looks clean and complete. For $80 I would have to add to the collection.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:11 PM

It's a Ford with a Briggs, How could you possibly go wrong? From the pictures, looks clean and complete. For $80 I would have to add to the collection.

If I saw it I would nabi it in second, it is really really clean, you dont see lawn tractors in that shape very often


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:26 PM

I have the 73 model 75, and its my favorite tractor.

For 80.00, That's a sweet deal.
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Gtractor it's actually a Ford F250 Superduty Diesel. I haven't checked but I think it gets between 10 and 14 MPG. No trailer hitch for either of the Ford Freestars yet.


Until a month ago, I drove a Freestar work van. It didn't do much better on gas than your F250. My overall average was only 17. :(
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:15 PM

I used to haul garden tractors in our Windstar once in a while.  Our Windstar van only gets 19 MPG.

I recently bought a pickup that gets 29 MPG.  Looking forward to trying it out.  It would be perfect for those kind of runs.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:48 PM

I don't know anything about these but it looks like maybe missing a recoil cover?  That could make it a pain to try to pull start.  They look more like the LGT series which would be early 70's probably not the first Ford model then, the 60's Ford GTs had a more basic look.  But i don't know for sure.  Last year a guy fixed up one of these on a snowmobile site, took lots of pics, not sure if he got it going or not.  http://ratsleds.prob...read/375?page=1

I have an 8hp Briggs on an old Snapper, it's a good motor, hard to pull start, mine has electric start makes it much easier.  Good on fuel plenty of power for the size.


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Posted January 01, 2014 - 08:30 AM

Its definitely the LT series, The LGT series is all horizontal shaft engines.

My 75 has been repowered with an 8.5 Briggs instead of the 7.5 it had originally. Otherwise they look very similar.

The deck looks to be in great shape. There was also a snow blade available for the small tractors as well.


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