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Posted January 10, 2014 - 01:33 AM

I came across this on a Craig's List ad... first time I ever heard of it.  It's called the "Mountaineer" and was built by United Farm Tools in Charleston, WV.  It is unique in that Gravely attachments will also fit on it.

 

FWIW,

 

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 01:39 AM

Cool. And neat marketing. Let someone else sell the attachments for you.
Never seen one either

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 03:44 AM

I'm half tempted to buy it... it looks so forlorn just sitting there.

 

BTW, sorry for the double post... I thought I hadn't posted it the first time and did it again...

 

Also, I have the operator's and repair manual for this machine in a .pdf.

 

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Whoa! Smitty that's one solid looking machine. What is that mounted on the front?



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Posted January 10, 2014 - 06:46 AM

Here's the story:

http://www.stevencha...oryLesson.shtml

 

Here's an advertising brochure:

http://gravelytracto...Attachments.pdf

 

A lot of manuals here:

http://gravelymanuals.com/docs/3rdpty/

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Whoa! Smitty that's one solid looking machine. What is that mounted on the front?

It has a spooler on it--I think it was used to gather up old barbed wire, etc. when they were putting up a new fence.  It uses the same angle drive as the Gravely mower, I think.

 

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 07:26 AM

Here's the story:

http://www.stevencha...oryLesson.shtml

 

Here's an advertising brochure:

http://gravelytracto...Attachments.pdf

 

A lot of manuals here:

http://gravelymanuals.com/docs/3rdpty/

 

Ben W.

Well, it's only about 10 hours from me, and he's only asking a couple hundred dollars--maybe I'll go pay him a visit-gotta talk to the wife, first.



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Posted January 10, 2014 - 08:06 AM

It has a spooler on it--I think it was used to gather up old barbed wire, etc. when they were putting up a new fence.  It uses the same angle drive as the Gravely mower, I think.

 

Smitty

In the 1st pic, it looks just like a Gravely hook up where the 'spooler' is attached. Wonder what else that attachment could be used for?


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 08:51 AM

I would love to have one of those or a Gravely with a sicle Bar mower to trim the weeds along my fences.

I have only seen pictures of the Mountaineer and had thought it was a Model in the Gravely line?



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Posted January 10, 2014 - 08:58 AM

In the 1st pic, it looks just like a Gravely hook up where the 'spooler' is attached. Wonder what else that attachment could be used for?

The=Mountaineer was designed by a former Gravely employee and could use all the Gravely attachments.

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 09:05 AM

I would love to have one of those or a Gravely with a sicle Bar mower to trim the weeds along my fences.
I have only seen pictures of the Mountaineer and had thought it was a Model in the Gravely line?


It would work well for that for sure. From what I understand, the Mountaineer had 8 forward speeds and was easier to use than the Gravely for that reason. I know Gravely Model L was geared high--you almost had to run to keep up with them!!

this would be a good candidate for a 6 or 10 HP diesel......

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 10:23 AM

It would work well for that for sure. From what I understand, the Mountaineer had 8 forward speeds and was easier to use than the Gravely for that reason. I know Gravely Model L was geared high--you almost had to run to keep up with them!!

this would be a good candidate for a 6 or 10 HP diesel......

Smitty

Yeah and I think if you do a Search, Some Time Back a Member on here posted pictures of one of the newer model Gravely's he had done a China Diesel Swap on. As I recall there is a Guy that makes and Adapter Kit to do the Diesel and Honda Clone's into the Gravely's.

 

In Fact I found it.

http://gardentractor...sel/?hl= diesel +gravely


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Bruce G. Also known as gravelymay on many sites is the fellow who makes the kits for engine swaps for the Gravelys.
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Posted January 10, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Bruce G. Also known as gravelymay on many sites is the fellow who makes the kits for engine swaps for the Gravelys.

Thanks, I may have to give him a call... gotta decide if I'm going to get it or not... 

 

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 05:37 PM

Ive never seen an actual UFT tractor just pics but they look very capable and if they can get a slower gorund speed than a swiftmatic Gravely they would be an excellent machine.  I do have an older Commercial 12 and its a good machine for lots of tasks especially ones that need to be done in a limited space or to steep for a rider,, attachments are still plentiful and usually cheap, they dont take up alot of space , though usually need a complete rebuild to be reliable and actually work.  I consider mine to be on par capability wise with my CUT as long as the task isnt relocating virgin dirt, just uses half as wide equipment. Great mower for smaller areas, great snow mover with the blade and the blowers are just awesome. 


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