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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:48 AM

I just picked this up at the Public Surplus auction site. 

 

Broyhill M4100 Field Rake LH FRT Cropped - Copy.jpg BROYHIL LH RR -.jpg BROYHILL M4100 FRT Corrected.jpg BROYHILL M4100 RH Corrected.jpg BROYHILL M4100  ENGINE Corrected.jpg

 

I saw it with about 20 minutes to the end of the auction, and knew I had to have it... if nothing else, it would be a good machine for my mom to check irrigation water, etc. on her property. Someone else wanted it too, as the auction went into overtime, but I still got it for a reasonable price...now I just gotta go pick it up. It's in Lost Wages, NV--about 7 hours away. 

 

It's a Broyhill M4100 Ride-on Field Rake. I wanted to find a 4wd machine, and this one at least has 3wd, plus direct-drive hydrostatic transmission and a Briggs Vanguard 16 hp engine (newer models have an 18hp engine). It also should have mid and rear hydraulic lifts and a hydraulic PTO at the rear. You can also get attachments like sand rakes, hydraulic powered leaf blowers, push blades, etc.

 

Anyway, I was thinking... what if I swapped out the B&S Vanguard and put an air-cooled V-twin diesel in, then put some 6 ply Ag bar tread tires all around? Then I'd have a diesel sub-SCUT... :D   Only thing lacking would be how to increase the ground clearance--it's 6.7 inches--about the same as some of the JD GTs.

 

The engine was running when it was parked, but it has sat for 2 years, so a carb rebuild will probably be needed.

 

ALSO, I haven't been able to find an owner's manual for it.  If anyone knows how to release the HST so I can tow it up on my trailer, I'd appreciate it.

 

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Smitty

 

 


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Congrats ! That looks like something that every home should have at least 1 of.    :dancingbanana:


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Cool machine, hopefully it will be easy to get running again. It reminds me of the Toro SandPro's.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Odd looking duck. Glad it will be finding a good home.
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Posted February 20, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Cool machine, hopefully it will be easy to get running again. It reminds me of the Toro SandPro's.

It may be the same type machine.  This is used to groom the bunkers on golf courses, etc. 

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:54 PM

That looks like a fun toy!


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 05:40 PM

Well, odd but neat looking little thing, looks well built too, nice snatch up !


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 06:37 PM

I can just about guarantee you'll be the only guy in town with one of those! Looks like quite a machine,cant wait to see and read about it in more detail once you pick it up!



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:03 PM

Neat!

You say all 3 wheels pull?



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 08:15 PM

That's pretty neat.

What's with the low bumper around the front?

Is that to bump geese off the golf course, without

running over them?


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:19 PM

That's pretty neat.

What's with the low bumper around the front?

Is that to bump geese off the golf course, without

running over them?

 

Yes, that's correct.  Down here it is part of the requirements for a state vehicle.  We have to protect geese, see. 

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:31 PM

Neat!

You say all 3 wheels pull?

Yep, according to the website--it has a hydrostatic drive and power to all the wheels... I'm thinking they may all have hydraulic motors on them... might be a good donor vehicle to put hydraulic 4 wd on one of my GTs... or maybe not...

 

Here's some info from Broyhill's brochure-- I also ordered an operator's manual today...

 

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Smitty


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:33 PM

That's pretty neat.

What's with the low bumper around the front?

Is that to bump geese off the golf course, without

running over them?

LOL!!! 

 

Those things can be a pest, AND, they're not the docile animals they're often portrayed as... they can be downright mean... ditto for swans.

 

Smitty



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Posted February 21, 2014 - 12:11 AM

Yep, according to the website--it has a hydrostatic drive and power to all the wheels... I'm thinking they may all have hydraulic motors on them... might be a good donor vehicle to put hydraulic 4 wd on one of my GTs... or maybe not...

 

 

 

It will most likely have a motor on each wheel. If it's anything like the Toro's if one wheel loses traction then all of the power will be put that wheel, sort of like of like a non-posi rear end in a car.


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 07:12 AM

I hauled a newer, diesel version of that machine from near here out to N.Y. a couple of years ago, I had fun playing with it while loading and unloading, it was pretty nimble.
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