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#1 WOODY8750 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2014 - 05:48 PM

I have two project tractors that I have abandoned and lost interest in.  I would like to get your opinions on what the value for these would be, and any additional information that might help me sell them.  Are these considered "The Wonder Boy"?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

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Posted May 05, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad to have you here. Maybe if you read some of the thread here, it might energize you to get back on these 2 little jewels. The 700 was Simplicity's first true garden tractor and many folks would like to have one. I have the Montgomery Wards version that I hope to restore one of these days. Good Luck!!


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 06:08 PM

:welcometogttalk:

You know if you stick around here for a little while we will spark your interest in GT's and you will keep your 700's and restore them!


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 06:08 PM

Those would be easy to restore because out of the two of them you have plenty of parts to make a good one.

 

Welcome to GTtalk, glad to have you here. Maybe if you read some of the thread here, it might energize you to get back on these 2 little jewels. The 700 was Simplicity's first true garden tractor and many folks would like to have one. I have the Montgomery Wards version that I hope to restore one of these days. Good Luck!!

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Posted May 05, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Welcome to GTT. Those are both nice looking GTs. They are getting harder to find but price varies around the country. A running one with a couple attachments sold for about $250 a few weeks ago in eastern CT. I saw another on Saturday, it was running with a bunch of vary desireable attachments for $550. For more info on the "Wonder Boy" check out www.simpletractors.com There were two types of Wonder Boys. If you have kids or grandkids these are excellant tractors for them to play with. Look at all the attachments they sold. One of these is still my sons' favorite. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 06:30 PM

These are just two that don't match the rest of my projects!  I had hopes of restoring these but currently have too many projects an no room.  I hate to leave them sitting outside, cause they are in pretty decent shape currently.


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Sounds like you need another barn(most of us need more room). Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 05, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Would love to have a nice barn or pole shed! 


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Posted May 05, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

They are worth nothing.  You should give them to me.

 

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Posted May 05, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Simplicity billed the 700 as their first "riding tractor".They built walk behinds for a lot of years before the 700 came to be. The 1959 models were badged as Wonder boy 700's,they dropped the Wonder boy for1960. If it does not say 700 Wonder boy on the badges on the side of the hood it's not a Wonder boy early model.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 06:17 AM

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:04 AM

If you get down into the Indiana area, our Simplicity dealership is looking for one of these to restore and put in our showroom window, as well as use for parades and at the county fair booth.  I am the head technician at this shop and would be doing the restoration of the tractor as well.  Good lookin old tractors you got!    Mike



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 03:56 PM

They are in pretty good shape...excellent restoration canidates.  They aren't Wonderboys...Wonderboys frist showed in the '59 catalog, but were made into 1960, as most documented examples with an original engine have a 1960 Briggs model 19 in them.  At some point they simply changed the badges to drop the Wonderboy designation...it was confusing to folks used to the rear engine Wonderboys from years prior.

 

A 700 is a desirable machine...far less common than the hundreds of thousands of model 725's that followed them.  I'd say they are easily $100 machines...in WI the guys may pay upwards of $150.  Definitely don't want them sitting out any longer than you have to.


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 02:34 PM

were the 32" mowing decks for the wonderboys interchangable except for the front bracket being different?



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 02:36 PM

i need a 32" mowing deck for a 1961 wonderboy 700. found a 1959? joystick wonderboy that has the 32" deck on it.....will that deck interchange?


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