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Cutting Grass On A 1961 Original

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#1 cjrolke OFFLINE  


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 06:05 PM

finally getting my other original ready to go for cutting grass

had to look at a bunch of stuff on the deck and the tractor

finally got to try it out tonight

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 06:38 PM

Nice looking tractor, looks like it cuts good too

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 07:37 PM

Nice tractor and video.I would be a little more careful where I pointed the discharge with children around.

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 07:45 PM

It's doing a great job and the little girls wasn't even scared of you driving by her. Be careful with the discharge of that mower deck without a down chute to stop flying objects from hitting the kids.

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 08:56 PM

gotta get back on my son's  I think his is a late '62... its all blasted and painted/ just needs reassembly I'd like to find a different deck shell for it and the "optional" rear fenders that some had.

We goofed though when we painted the white parts I went and got "IH White" which is really a tan/ off white color  We should re strip and repaint those parts and go back with something like a "bright white" or an "appliance white"  but my son is at the "screw it, let's get it together" stage.



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Nice looking and sounding tractor. Isn't it great when your efforts are rewarded that way? Even is cutting great.
At the risk of sounding like a safety nut, I would second or third the concern of discharge direction. Just had this discussion with Ryan KK and Loran the other nite.. Loran now knows to look away if the chute ever goes towards her and the ones mowing are learning too.
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Posted May 28, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Looks real nice.

Our original cut an acre pretty regularly when my grandfather owned it. Did that up until 2002 when he passed away

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Wow does that do a nice job. Mine is semi-retired. "62 serial 37237. Still have the deck, which has since been restored. but that's it as far as original equipment.

Made a snowplow for it back in '77 and replaced the original recoil start 7hp with a 181. Now it just sits.