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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:40 PM

There's an Ad here for a couple Gravely tractors fort sale with attachments and I have never heard of a model 7.6.

 

2 walk behind gravely tractors..mod.7.6..NOT RUNNING...comes with 2 mowers..2 plows...1 tiller..1 sulky...also a box of spare parts and manauls..want to sell all not just part.

 

 

What are these??



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Posted April 27, 2014 - 03:48 PM

The 7.6 usually refers to the HP rating of the engine. The engine is the standard Gravely design with the head slightly modified and a few other adjustments (IDK what they are). The standard gravely with the slanted spark plug is 5.5-6 HP. The 7.6hp version willhave a sparkplug that is stright up in the head.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 04:12 PM

7.6's were built from 1967 to 1976 and are the last models with the Gravely built engine.  They also have the "Swiftmatic" axle which gives more choices of ground speed. 


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 04:52 PM

The guy just called me back and both are 8Speed model "L" with 7.6 hp engines. One has solid tires and one doesn't. There is 2 rotary plows, a tiller, 2 mower decks and a sulky. And I got it all for $300.00. Both are not running but ran 2 years ago and were parked  then this guy got sick and hasn't messed with them since.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:21 PM

Congrats!

Sounds like you got a right fair deal. :worshippy1:  

Technically when they are an 8 speed Swiftmatic they are not "L" models - they are C8.  The C stands for convertible - which is a fancy talk for the fact that you can attach a riding sulky.  Of course you can also attach a riding sulky to an "L" model, but there had to be some hoopla over the "new improved" models. 


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:41 PM

You got a great deal, Brian.  The 8 speed T heads were my favorite Gravelys.

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:10 PM

It shouldn't take much to get them running.  Others have set you straight on what you have.  I'll echo Ben in saying, I really like those 70's gravely engined tractors.  They have full pressure engine lubrication, splash lubrication in the transmission, full flow oil filtration, an oil dipstick, and the two speed axle.  With a governor they will pull a 40 inch deck, and generally they will work those rotary plows at a high idle.  And you really can't beat the rotary plow for garden preparation.  While a tiller will go as deep as the plow, and do an equal job breaking up the soil, the rotary plow will handle much harder ground and only requires one pass.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Check for spark and gas. Thats about all that goes worng with them. It wont take much to get  them up and running. Use the rotory plow for breaking up hard  ground, the old style tillers had a habit of cracking the case when used to break hard pack.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 01:44 PM

Got them picked up and he took another $50.00 off because the tires won't hold air.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 02:21 PM

Where are the ID numbers on these tractors?

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:29 PM

Check for a tag on the axle housing bolts, or forward of the left wheel on the frame.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Here's the rest of the photos of these 2 Gravelys,

 

The first one is the one he used until about 2 years ago

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This one he never got a chance to mess with, he bought it for the tiller and sulky.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:55 PM

In the second pic, what does it say to the right of Gravely on the hood? SC? They look to be Super Convertibles. The first looks like it may have the swftomatic, can't see anything on the second.



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 08:04 PM

You got a good rotary plow and the best 30 inch brush hog. The brush hog should have a blade about 3/8 inch thick on it for brush cutting, if it can go over it, it can cut it. The tiller is the old style, dont  use it for breaking hard ground, it will bust the casting.

 

oldgravelys.net should have you IPLs and manuals. Richards lawn and Garden in WV will have any part you need.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Brian wipe off the plate next to the gas filler on the machine in the first pic, should have the serial and model there.  Sure looks like an L8 7.6 hp engine since it has the slant spark plug and the swiftmatic shift rod, second machine I can't see the spark plug but if the hood is an indication that is probably a standard L 6.6, again the info should be on the plate particularly the gearing, L, LI, LS,, the second doesnt look like an L8 swiftmatic since there is no lever to shift the H/L axle.


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