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#16 classic ONLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:17 PM

OK, it was 600.00......OUCH!! Especially since I picked up two Suburbans and an SS/18 in recent months.
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:18 PM

The owner said he thought his Dad bought it in 58' or 59' ,but from the research I've done, they were first produced in 61'? I will get all of the codes off of it tomorrow. I gotta say you are a great bunch of folks here. I recently joined the forum and I'm having a blast! Thanks for the offers on spare parts and where to find them. This tractors life is far from over!

Alway too early, natural for the owner to do that, mines did the same,

 

   Ok I gotta ask HOW MUCH!!   I picked up a deal like that about 6 years ago with two tractors, tiller, two decks, and the plow for $400.  but none of it was that old, all my stuff is from the mid 60's.  I have never seen a blower like that, with three belts??  Great find.

I can send you pictures of my three belt thrower if you want to see.

 

As for the Allis B1,..

you are correct for 1961, the Simplicity 700 wonderboy came out then the 725 followed with the Allis B1, there is a mix of old and new for the early 725 (Allis B1) but yours is later, high steering wheel, remote choke lever, etc..so yours should be a year behind my Squire 9, 1962 to 63.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:23 PM

OK, it was 600.00......OUCH!! Especially since I picked up two Suburbans and an SS/18 in recent months.

 No worries there, here's mines, $ 600 total with the dozer plow.

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:28 PM

   If you really think about it $600 is not bad to get all that early stuff all original with the manuals (hopefully) at the same time.  I have way more invested in much less.  Again awesome find and not a bad price.    I am green eyed :worship:with envy.

   On the other hand $600 is allot of money and things around here have been broken allot lately :bigrofl: so I may have passed on it if it had been here locally

 

  Okay fellas, of to bed for me.  work in the am :pushmower:


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:38 PM

You guys are right about the cost of things. 600 bucks doesn't go far, and this is a cool piece of history to boot. I plan on keeping the tractor and attachments together along with any literature that comes with it. The seller used this tractor on the farm as he grew up, and his Dad passed away a couple of years ago. He was glad to hear what my plans were with the tractor.
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:50 PM

For the owner im sure he was dreading the though of looking on fleabay and finding some smuck selling off his father's tractor and attachments piece by piece all over the country. If everything is original to the tractor it should stay with the tractor.

 

The original manuals are something else too, i got the original manuals the owner bought with the Squire 9 with the reprints his son had made in the 80's, his name is on the cover of the manual, sweet stuff.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:00 PM

You're right Trowel. I couldn't see my Dads old Garden Mark pieced out and be happy about it at all. Kinda get attached to these old machined when they're in the family for decades. That Squire 9 is definitely a great score!

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Awesome find!! I think you did great getting all that for $600. :dancingbanana: :worshippy1:

 

Around here people would ask 2k for a package deal like that! :wallbanging:  Isn't that right Jesse (Trowel)!

 

Good luck with it all and I'll be looking forward to your updates :D


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 01:46 AM

Congrats on the "new" tractor :thumbs:


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:07 AM

A nice original B-1 is a tough find.  The attachment package in such nice shape makes it an even neater find.  You did real well!  $600 is high for a non-running package of probably any other model, but I would have given it in a heartbeat for what you have there.  It doesn't take much to get an old Briggs back up and running, and that's a fantastic exemple of a surviving B-1.

 

The B-1 was a '62 model year, and off the top of my head I'm unaware of any with an original, yellow, '61 Briggs 19.  There have been some seen with model 19D's, but if you have a 'D', you have a '63 build.  Most B-1's have a model 19, as the 19D did not come out until mid '63.  The B-1 was a much shorter lived model than the SImplicity 700/725, and there was no 'early' version with low steering wheel, straight shifter, and short clutch pedal, as there was with the 725.

 

What is the serial # on your Briggs?  The one I have has a build date of Oct '62.

 

Congrats!!


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:47 AM

Awesome find!! I think you did great getting all that for $600. :dancingbanana: :worshippy1:

 

Around here people would ask 2k for a package deal like that! :wallbanging:  Isn't that right Jesse (Trowel)!

 

Good luck with it all and I'll be looking forward to your updates :D

Oh, yah, i got lucky with mines.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:02 AM

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Today is the day!  Great find at a fair price.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:28 AM

Jealous....that's all I got to say.  With the attachments you got, the price was well worth paying, esp. since it was so close.  It's hard to find B-1's in that good of original shape, plus with the attachments.  Great score and We all look forward to more pics.  Congratulations!


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Well it's 11:30am here and I'll be picking up the tractor in a couple of hours. I'll be sure to take a bunch of pics and post the serial numbers on the tractor. It might take two trips to get everything back home, but at least it's close.Since the tractor is an original owner tractor, I would say I'm obligated to post whatever info I can about it here.I really hope there's paperwork with it showing if the implements were bought with it or shortly after. I'm also interested to see if the engine has ever been apart and if it's original to the tractor. I'll post what I can when I get it home, and if anyone has any specific pic requests, just fire away.
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 11:17 AM

While I'm waiting, I looked over the options that were offered with the B1. It turns out that I have a couple of sets of wheel weights that I think are original to the Allis Chalmers B tractors. The painted part number is still visible on two of them. Here's a couple of pics.

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