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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Here is the Homelite I recently acquired as a part alot I purchased out of NY.  It was the machine that caught my eye initially, and the primary reason I tried to make things work and get them home.  I was skeptical, but hopeful, having only a couple cell phone pics from someone who knew little to nothing about their deceased Father's tractors.  I was told he father had most of the tractors running the year or two before, when attending tractor shows.

 

Here are the pictures I was given.  Looked good enough to me!
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I like to use a mild detergent mixed with hot water in a spray bottle, spray on, let soak, then blast the grime off with the garden hose.  It works well to lightly clean without streaking or damaging paint.  She spruced up quit well!  No scrubbing, just a light towel dry.
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The tractor runs and drives like new...it's really a sweetheart.  I really like the feel of the Vickers hydro's, and this one may be the strongest I have had.  The best part...no leaks [;)]
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The engine fired right up with fuel and a battery.  Tons of crap puked out the exhaust, and burned off, stinking up my garage.  There was the beginnings of a mouse house in the upper shroud, and definitly a nest of sorts in the muffler outlet.  All the fluids look good, but I'll change out the motor oil for peace of mind.  I have rear lift to add to this, and alreasy swapped out the boat seat for a low back Michigan seat.  I will have to take this one to the AC show in LaPorte for sure [^]


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:04 PM

And this is all original?


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:09 PM

WOW SUPER NICE HOMELITE ! YOU HIT A HOME RUN WITH THAT ONE.
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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:13 PM

And this is all original?


Eberything except the seat, rear 'taillight' and I think one front rim has been repainted or touched up. The finish is original. The tractor has 1200hrs on the clock.
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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Eberything except the seat, rear 'taillight' and I think one front rim has been repainted or touched up. The finish is original. The tractor has 1200hrs on the clock.

Nice tractor :thumbs:



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Gorgeous!



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:31 PM

Looks really good!  Nice find. Don't see many in that good of shape. Nice original hubcaps also.  Glad to see you corrected the seat problem. LOL    Thanks.    Roger.



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 04:17 PM

Nice tractor, great condition. Tom

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 04:35 PM

I was watching those on Ebay.
That one was my favorite of the bunch.
And the others looked real good too.
I would of had to make two trips to get them.
And, I just couldn't see doing that.
That said I know you got a real good deal!
And, I'm glad it found a appreciative owner!
And it seems to be every bit as nice as I imagined it!

Joe

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 04:42 PM

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Posted May 20, 2014 - 06:16 PM

WOW, that is a very nice, clean GT.

Thanks for the photos!



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 06:21 PM

Did the PO have a snowblower or a plow on it? It looks like the front lift has been well used.

 

Very nice AC Homelite you've got there. Congrats.



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 06:36 PM

It isn't really worthy of your collection so I think you need to load it up and bring it down here. I'll buy the crawfish..

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 11:24 AM

IMPRESSIVE!

 

And just when I had almost convinced myself I could live without it.  :dancingbanana:


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 05:38 AM

Ive been casually watching for implements in Blue, and have come across a few that were apparently filled with gold! I find more wild prices than reasonable purchases it seems, despite the AC/Homelite buyers to be pretty limited in mumbers & demand.

But...I did find that Blue cart earlier this year for cheap, and yesterday I had a pleasant visit and neat offer from a local collector and friend. He had been grader shopping and wound up with the only blue grader hitch Ive seen! I swapped him for my Simplicity hitch, as this hitch is wider to fit an Allis built Homelite.

I paired it with my Dutch grader blade (a Simpletractors member had these special serrated blades made a decade or so ago, in limited #s)....should be fun to use with the T-16H!

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