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#16 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Looks like your little man is having a blast.  Congrates :thumbs:


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 02:39 PM

I'll try to get some better pics of the little critter, and how everything operates.  Neat machines...undervalued IMO. (and I'm a convert)



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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Here's a few more pics of the little rig.  I love the styling, which is modeled after the larger GT's.  AC quickly dropped the hood scoop look, that was one of the features of the AG tractors of the era.  The plain flathood GT's and LT's that came after this one just don't have the same appeal to me!

 

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The manual lift is pretty straight forward...has a couple positions where it locks into place

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These machines are kinda known for their center pivot...to keep all 4 wheels on the ground, and retain a strong front axle, the machine pivots between the driver's legs

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Here's a view down inside the hole for the shifter...you can kinda see the tube that makes up the pivot system

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Under the belly of the beast, looking up at the pivot.  Many are frozen from years of no lube.  You can see the VERY important grease zerk and access hole.

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The blower is belt driven, off the vertical shaft and a simple mule drive.

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Disengaged...

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Engaged...

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Here's that other weak point...the hubs use lugs for the rims, but are pinned to the axle.  When the holes for this pin elongates, wear happens fast, and is noticable in direction changes.  This machine is an extremely low hour unit.  There's no slop whatsoever...I can't even pull the pins by hand.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Jeeze :love: love it. The crome bumper is always nice touch on thoses.

Is that the Simplicity Broadmoor 208 ? (rebadged). The Yoemens did that too, great for mowing, solid little tractors.


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Josh, that is a really neat little machine. I had no idea they made one that would pivet, I am guessing that is kind of like a old snapper the way it swivels??


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Josh, that is a really neat little machine. I had no idea they made one that would pivet, I am guessing that is kind of like a old snapper the way it swivels??

I've never been close to one of those. Pretty neat unit.

Glad you have muffs for the little one. My dad was nearly deaf from farm equipment and I learned early on about plugs and muffs from him and the military and I've been very strick on my kids about eye and ear protection .

 

Love to see younger folks enjoying tractors (that includes you and your son :thumbs: and maybe momma running the camera? )


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Funny you mention Momma...I always beg for her to run the camera, but she is NOT a cold weather fan (she's pregnant, and wants no part of anything other than a warm fuzzy blanket right now!).  So, she got me a camera for my Bday in December, that I actually run from an app on my phone.  The phone acts as a display and controls, up to 600 feet away, allowing me to get some video with my little guy.

 

Tractors are growing on her though...I brought home this AC B-207 this past summer, intending for it to be my son's, but she claimed it as hers, and actually began going to shows with me.  It's her butt buggy for such events!

 

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Jeeze :love: love it. The crome bumper is always nice touch on thoses.

Is that the Simplicity Broadmoor 208 ? (rebadged). The Yoemens did that too, great for mowing, solid little tractors.

 

 

Yup, all of the 'small frame' Simplicity and Allis machines are setup the same.  The AC's were actually not a Simplicity product, but were built in an Allis plant.  They share a lot of common parts and functions, but unfortunately, the early AC small frames have a Peerless transaxle instead of a Simplicity one, meaning there is no rear PTO  and they cannot take any attachments or weights on the back, except for tugging a cart.  They have no Simplicity equivilent, but are built over a Broadmoor chassis.  It's kinda why I prefer these early ones...you trade the rear end limits for the AC styling that gets lost later on.



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 01:29 PM

It's kinda why I prefer these early ones...you trade the rear end limits for the AC styling that gets lost later on.


To me the middle years Allis' (wait what's the plural of Allis?) like my Homesteader are the best. Other than the hood scoops, which I think are ugly anyway, they maintain the early styling much longer than the Simplicities plus you gain the Simplicity transaxle and rear pto. And of course you get rid of that ugly yellow color ;-)
Out of curiousity, have you found any source for the worn hubs or the later hub/wheel combo? All three sets I have are wallowed out somewhat.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 01:38 PM

I can't quite tell from the pictures but does the blower use the same pulleys as the deck drive?
Also, I got a kick out of your dog's reaction to the tractors. He seems to trust your wife's driving more than yours. :-)

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 01:45 PM

That 207 is a CLEAN looking machine, no wonder she cabbaged on to it :D

 

I actually really like the yellow paint on the older ones, my grandson has claimed my B-110 as his :thumbs:



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Great pics, great tractors and family too. Even cooler than the tractor is that "Pabst Powered" sticker. If I am gonna drink a cheap beer, PBR is my first choice. :beerchug:


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:18 AM

I didn't notice that sticker until this morning, LOL pretty cool. :thumbs:


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:07 PM

I didn't notice that sticker until this morning, LOL pretty cool. :thumbs:

 

Adds a little character, doesn't it?  Wonder what vintage that sticker is?



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Enjoyed the video & pics. Good looking family & congrats on the new baby addition. I have to agree I think the dog was more comfortable with your wifes driving.




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