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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Found this on on Craigslist yesterday and traded a Suburban 12 for it. The tractor is in very good original shape, but will need some engine work on the original Briggs 23D. I'll post some better pics later, but here's a couple of pics from the add.

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Great looking LandLord and you even got the OEM rear weights! Very Nice !! :thumbs:


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 12:41 PM

This one should clean up real good and will stay in original paint. I can't wait to get started on it, but I have a busy couple of days ahead.
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Posted July 21, 2014 - 01:56 PM

That is a nice one!  Congrats!  I especially like the 32" deck. 

 

Believe it or not, that is among the rarest made, and yours looks great.  The only rarer deck I know of, is it's yellow counterpart for the B-1 & early B-10.  Most folks look for that early 42" bolt-together deck, but those were the optional deck that appears to have usually sold vs the smaller mower.

 

Generally speaking, the 42" decks cut a bit nicer than the 48", and the 32" cuts even better than a 42".  It's like a precision deck!  Think about it, impossible to scalp with a narrow deck, and tons of lift with the super deep 3-blade design.  Plus, when they are narrower, you can fit in more Simplicity Stripes!! :thumbs:


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 02:26 PM

What part of this mower is 64 feet?


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 02:32 PM

A few more pics.

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 03:53 PM

Dang....looks just like the one I dropped off to another member in IN last week!  Very nice.


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 04:50 PM

  What is it with those simplicity's,  the paint must hold up better than the Allis's.  I see allot more of those landlords in good shape and never see an allis in that sort of original shape.  Nice find classic, you will have a herd before you are done!!!!!!!!


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 04:54 PM

It looks great, but the crankshaft doesn't turn with the drive shaft disconnected. I guess that's what happens when a 16 year old beats a 50 year old machine. I made the trade since I have another 64'in rough shape with a good 23D. If the block isn't wasted on this 23D, I'll rebuild it. I sure would like to keep it as original as possible.
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Posted July 21, 2014 - 05:03 PM

Yup, I noticed the thin paint on the Allis tractors, mainly the white dash and the wheels. This Simplicity looks to have been garage kept for most of it's life, so it survived well. That little mower deck will come in handy around the shrubs and I thought it was for one of those Wonderboys until I researched it. I can't wait to get a chance to get it cleaned up and running.

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 07:49 PM

IMO the yellow and white simply reveals the light surface rust more. The orange hides it. This is certainly not to discount a superbly cared for, 50 year old tractor of any color. A great...and I mean great, early Landlord in like new, original skin could fetch $600-700 (more with options). A recent early B-10 Allis fetched $2000 in like new condition...in a matter of hours. Likewise, one of the toughest originals to find looking new is a Homelite with WHITE hood.

The orange is more forgiving, but IMHO, is the best color of them all. This one looks fantastic!
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Posted July 21, 2014 - 08:24 PM

I have to agree with you Tallentedmrgreen. Here is a pic of a not so cared for 64' Landlord, compared to this one.

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 08:37 PM

My god that is clean, you found a really nice one !, the smaller deck is a hard one to find, was not very popular, three belt snow thrower, everything looks original to the tractor, what was the history of the tractor ?


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Posted July 21, 2014 - 08:37 PM

Wow this is nice. Do you have any info from the PO about the history like how it was kept or used.
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Posted July 21, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Classic. Nice find on a super clean original condition Landlord. That one is a keeper for sure....Dave


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