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#1 Browncoat OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 11:21 AM

My A/C 917 is in fine working order, but I'd like to get a project up and running. I'm thinking a 1964 Landlord, B10, or B12...just because I really like the looks of those tractors.

 

My questions are:

  • Do they perform well? Do they mow decent?
  • Are parts somewhat widely available?
  • Ease of rebuild?
  • Ease of maintenance?

This will be my 1st project, and while I'm a decent fabricator and finisher, I'm no mechanic.



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Posted July 13, 2014 - 12:29 PM

They are plentiful and in my opinion, under priced. Parts and many attachments can be found easily. I have three not running B10s and a bunch of Simplicities. I picked up a like new engine at a show last month and the BIG TEN and a B10 will be running by next weekend, (as long as no more car breakdowns). You should be able to pick up a decent running one for $300. They mow beautifully when set up correctly(the back rollers make it even). Check out  www.simpletractors.com   for the history and to see the attachments that are around. I tend to favor the B10s because I like the look better than the Simplicities. Check our Manuals Section for more info too. Good Luck, Rick

 

Do a search of our threads for more info.


Edited by boyscout862, July 13, 2014 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 04:07 AM

Check out this thread  http://gardentractor...ger-600-severn/

 

If that was near me, I would go for it. There are 6, maybe 7(I'm not sure about the fogger) attachments plus 2 very desireable accessories(lights and wheel weights). Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 09:28 AM

Check out this thread  http://gardentractor...ger-600-severn/

 

If that was near me, I would go for it. There are 6, maybe 7(I'm not sure about the fogger) attachments plus 2 very desireable accessories(lights and wheel weights). Good Luck, Rick

It's gone already but at least I saved the pictures.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 09:45 AM

Yup, just checked and the listing is gone. Ah well.



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 12:52 PM

You are in the heart of Simplicity country. I go to OH to get most of my deals....should be really easy for you to find a project, if not a nice original tractor in great running condition.

In fact, Im making a run through OH and IN this week to pick up and drop off tractors and attachments.




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