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#1 The Junk Doctor OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 05:49 PM

   Hi,

I'm a new member here, and am interested in a Simplicity. I wanted to know the price range of a 101, and if there are any out there. My neighbor has one, I really like the way it cuts, and it looks pretty nice. Anybody have info on these? Thanks.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 05:53 PM

:wave: Welcome to the fourm! Not a guru here, but they will come along!


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Welcome aboard I owned a 101 great tractor now have 1964 landlord also a great tractor when they are in nice shape they can bring 550.00 in some  areas I've bought and sold in that arena.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 07:19 PM

So I've heard about the dreaded bevel gear box, how hard are they to rebuild/repair? Also, did the 101's come with rollers on the deck? What about the hydraulic lifts for them?

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 07:25 PM

You do not have to limit yourself to one certain model, they all cut and stripe that way. Simplicity, Allis Chalmers, and a limited range of Homelite brand tractors share those characteristics.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 07:36 PM

I'm in W PA. What's my chances of finding one?

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 07:46 PM

You're in GT central. Tractortopia. Shouldn't be too hard.

What's your budget, what's your mechanical aptitude, and how much free time do you have?

1. Mechanical skills
2. Money
3. Spare time

Owning a GT from the 60's doesn't require you to have at least two of the three above mentioned qualities, but it really helps.
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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Well, it's good to hear I'm in the right spot. I work on all of my stuff, I have done total engine/tranny rebuilds. I have about an hour a day and some fun time on weekends. For budget, probably up to $650, I dunno.

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:14 PM

You're in GT central. Tractortopia. Shouldn't be too hard.

What's your budget, what's your mechanical aptitude, and how much free time do you have?

1. Mechanical skills
2. Money
3. Spare time

Owning a GT from the 60's doesn't require you to have at least two of the three above mentioned qualities, but it really helps.

I stuck out . . . No time  no money  no patients ,


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:16 PM

Price really depends on the condition and soundness of the tractor and deck, it is a mid-60 tractor after all and will pop problems every now and then.

 

The bevel gear box is not hard to work on but getting to it requires splitting the tractor, not hard at all if you have some mechanical abilities, everything from the 60's is easy to work on and maintain.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:34 PM

A couple of things you should do when shopping for one of these Simplicity/Allis tractors other than inspect the bevel gear box are;
1. Put the machine in gear and roll it back and forth. This will tell you how much slack is in the drivetrain. I've seen some with quite a bit of play and you will really notice it on uneven ground.
2.Jack up the rear end at the center and check for up and down movement between the axle and bushings.Replacing the outer axle tube bushings requires complete Disassembly of the transaxle. If these bushings are badly worn, the shim washers that control axle side to side motion are probably worn also.
Take your time when finally making a purchase. I've found that some of the ugliest ones had tighter drivetrains than some of the clean ones. These are great little tractors and many parts are still available for them.

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:41 PM

Yeah, those old tractors aren't trouble free, like my CC 122, but they last forever. If anyone sees one, let me know. Also, what's around as far as a hydraulic lift? I've seen them before, but don't know much about them. Are they the same as an early CC pump?

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 09:08 PM

WELCOME to GTTalk!
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Posted November 21, 2014 - 09:15 PM

I'll make sure to check for those things when I find one. Thanks.

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 10:47 PM

....... Also, what's around as far as a hydraulic lift?  Are they the same as an early CC pump?

I don't think they are the same as a Crud Cadet.  I don't have a picture of my Cadets hydraulic pump.  I know the Cadets pump sticks out the side like an after-thought and I think the assembly is slightly larger.    Here is one of my Landlords hydraulics - never mind the incorrect Allis hood.  :wave:

Welcome to GTTalk!   You have great taste in tractors!!!   :thumbs:

 

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