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#1 Titus ONLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2014 - 09:23 AM

http://worcester.cra...4385296525.html


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 09:26 AM

He seems to be selling some nice toys. I posted one of his deals two weeks ago and Trowel posted another earlier this week. If I had the time(and room) I would visit to see what else he has. Good Luck, Rick

 

Yard tractor with cart trailer lawn tractor (Douglas)

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Nice little tractor to help you with spring cleanup. Runs excellent and is very powerful. Will sell cart for $75.00 Tractor for $250.00 or the whole package for $300.00. Five 0 8 244 7887.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 11:43 AM

That was posted here, recently - another CL ad:

http://gardentractor...or-250-douglas/

 

I recognized the not-original steering wheel.

 

Still not a bad price:

 - runs great

 - a new battery



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 01:42 PM

I don't think that's a bad deal. 

 

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Posted March 22, 2014 - 06:35 PM

I've never seen one of those before, I might be interested but can anybody tell me some general info about them. Motor? ( size) I see it being used with a trailer ,is it tough enough to haul heavy loads? How about attachments ; plow? 3 pt hitch?
Thanks Tom. Already got the boss' approval :)

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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:01 PM

I've never seen one of those before, I might be interested but can anybody tell me some general info about them. Motor? ( size) I see it being used with a trailer ,is it tough enough to haul heavy loads? How about attachments ; plow? 3 pt hitch?
Thanks Tom. Already got the boss' approval :)

 

Motor should be an 8HP Kohler.  Made in mid to late 1960s.

 

 

The amount of load it can move is based on it weighing about 500 lbs.  Quite a bit on level ground, but a heavy load could push the tractor.  For stopping, it has a break band on a shaft before the differential - if one wheel slips, it will continue to slide forward.

 

It probably would have come with a mower deck, but I see that the lift mechanism is gone.  The same lever would have been used for operating a sleeve hitch (optional and relatively rare).

 

It was designed for ground-engaging equipment (moldboard plow, snow blade, cultivator, etc.).

 

I use one like it for stock GT pulling, but it's definitely smaller than an 8HP cub cadet.  Mostly I like to show it off as an uncommon GT.

 

 

Cons:

The steering wheel is not original.  The original was cast aluminum and would have been a bit delicate.

The battery cover is missing - but almost all of them are.

As I mentioned before, the lift handle is missing.

A bit of surface rust.

 

Pros:

Appears to have the original rear wheels (could be a con or an indication on the overall good condition of the GT)

The throttle and choke levers are original and appear to be in good shape - replacements don't exist

Original starter belt cover is there - almost always missing

PTO side belt cover looks great as well

 

Probably smaller than any of the GTs in your signature.  I've used it to move my 1500lb boat - traction and momentum were the only concerns.  I've moved at least 1000lbs of dirt in a similar wagon.

 

A simple, robust GT.  Looks like it was treated very well over it's history.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Well the sears vari drive I use for pulling my trailer with logs is about the same weight, but definitely not as cool. I am looking for a vintage tractor to restore with my son that can be used occasionally , and the price on this really fits the bill. Thanks for giving the pros and cons, that is extremely helpful. Tom
Definitely going to pursue this tractor tomorrow. I've left email tonite , but phone call will happen tomorrow .
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Posted March 23, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Tom stopped in with the tractor this afternoon and visited for an hour. That is a neat tractor. He'll post pics and tell you about it tonight. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 06:20 PM

well I bought it !!

it runs good, needs a few minor things. i will start a new thread when i get more pics later in the week. I have minor surgery scheduled for monday , so I will be out of commission for a few days,(THE REASON FOR THE URGENCY IN PICKING UP THE TRACTOR.)

Thanks to all who helped with info, I will be asking for more in the coming days. 

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It in my truck on the way home. I had to squeeze this trip in before my wife's 40th birthday dinner, so more pics on the new thread coming soon.

Tom


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 06:32 PM

Good score, Tom!


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 08:47 AM

I had to squeeze this trip in before my wife's 40th birthday dinner, so more pics on the new thread coming soon.
Tom

What a thoughtful b-day gift for your wife. ;-)

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Glad you bought it!


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