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#1 shorty OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2014 - 03:13 PM

A friend let me borrow his tractor to catch up on a few things. My Ariens attachments hooked right up, so I had to try a few out. Dug the mower deck out that hadn't seen grass in many years. Tried it out in some knee high grass. She just purred right along.

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My three point arms hooked up nice.

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Then I needed to try the garden tools. Had this old cultivator to try out for the first time. She pulled it a lot better than I expected with turfs and no extra weight.

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Posted September 27, 2014 - 03:16 PM

Sounds to me like your falling IN LOVE with YOUR FRIENDS tractor..hummm


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 03:26 PM

That I did. It is for sale,so it just might not leave again.  :smilewink:  :smilewink: All I need is a bit of cash to finish the deal.


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 03:31 PM

That I did. It is for sale,so it just might not leave again.  :smilewink:  :smilewink: All I need is a bit of cash to finish the deal.

Sounds great if you can scratch up the cash,and you have all the attachments it seems..nice looking little girl by the way!


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 08:16 PM

Those are my favorite model Gravely riding tractors as far as utility goes. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 09:12 PM

Can I borrow it next? :D


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Can I borrow it next? :D

Uhhhh, let me think on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you serious? :smilewink:



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Posted September 27, 2014 - 09:58 PM

It has the 18 horse Kohler Magnum in it. Sure doesn't have the pop of the K-series that I grew up on.



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Posted September 27, 2014 - 10:15 PM

I gotta swing thru there in Feb, might as well pick up two while I'm out there.
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Posted September 29, 2014 - 07:26 PM

She sprung a leak somewhere. It is leaking somewhere around the hydro, just didn't find the leak yet. Hopefully it is just a hydraulic line.



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Posted October 01, 2014 - 08:42 PM

I gotta swing thru there in Feb, might as well pick up two while I'm out there.

I typed a response, then deleted it. It would have been too much like stepping on a tail. 


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 08:47 PM

I'm getting mixed messages here, do you want it out of there sooner?

 

 

Find the hydraulic leak yet?


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Not yet, I thought I would work it hard to make the leak more obvious. But no such luck, gave up looking after a while. Since there are some issues popping up now I might use it for parts for my S-16. So undecided right now. At one point I was going to get it without the motor, just a parts tractor. Then the guy decided he doesn't need the engine after all. So now I can get the entire thing, leaks and all.


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 09:55 PM

Haven't you bought it yet?  Buy it for cheap then (shhh, don't tell him) resell it to Cat for twice what you paid for it.  :dancingbanana:

 

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Posted October 15, 2014 - 09:01 PM

The tiller switched over nice. The lower lift arm brackets were about a 1/4" tighter than the S-16. That got a bit tight, but not a problem.

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