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#16 The Junk Doctor OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for the pic . How hard are they to find?

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 04:45 AM

Thanks for the pic . How hard are they to find?

Morning,

Not too hard but can be pricy, two versions were made for the small frame Landlord series, early and late, slight differences in the pump and cylinder configurations but bolted in the same place even if the tractor was never sold with the pump and cylinder it is quite simple to convert.

 

The assy consists of the cylinder, pump / oil reservoir (one assy), hydro hoses, spool valves / actuator lever and pto V-belt drive pulley. The pump/reservoir bolts to the fuel tank/battery tray bracket with the spool valve/lever bolting in place were the original manual lift lever bolted, the drive shaft will be unbolted from the engine's flywheel and the drive pulley bolted in place of the spacers, V-belt put into place and the drive shaft bolted back on.

 

Another fourm to check in with is : http://www.simpletra...tal_content.asp

 

A want add can be placed here on this fourm for the hydro assy, Ebay and local listings is a good place to search but remember, the horse (tractor) before the cart ! (hydro lift assy).

 

Here is my fav, the1964 M/W Garden Mark Squire 9, enjoy :

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:24 AM

Thanks for the pic . How hard are they to find?

 

Depends on where you're looking. Fairly common around here, but spendy:

http://minneapolis.c...4729544153.html

And the lift:

http://minneapolis.c...4688182669.html

 

Must be the stack that drives the price up.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Welcome to GTT. I have 6 1960s AC/Simplicities and a couple of 70s. I find that around here(CT) they are generally underpriced compared to CCs and WHs. They also have a large number of attachments. You can see that at www.simpletractors.com They have the history and brouchures from the original tractors.

I have many brands of GTs. I like that the Simplicities/ACs are a snappy and fun to opperate machine. I bought a running 3310 with electric lift, mower and plow for $200 from a dealer last spring. There were a good number of problems due to incorrect repairs but it has turned out to be my go to GT this year. You should be able to find a similar or better deal if you search for awhile.

Word of warning: the old cast iron B&S engines attract mouse nests. They must be cleanned out or they can overheat the engine and they can catch fire. Pull the engine to clean it. Download the B&S Repairmans Manuals from our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick

I just noticed this one http://hartford.crai...4736289184.html It has potential.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 09:38 AM

   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.

 

I've found this video helpful when looking at old Simplicity/Allis Chalmers.

https://www.youtube....h?v=_2cwAUP0Gjw

 

In my case it is more work than i wanted to get into, with a bvgb.  They look like great tractors with a lot of pto's and attachments.  Shuttle shift a nice feature too

 

Any old GT comes down to the individual machine and condition/use/maintenance.  If your neighbor took good care of his machine and you're ok with the maintenance, could be a great tractor.  I'd also look if there are nearby parts tractors/implements in case you want to do more with it down the road. 

 

As for hydro lift that adds a lot in price there will be more competition to find a tractor with that feature, as guys get older hydro lift sure is nice and old guys usually have more money to spend on comfort items. 

 

Look around on craigslist etc, see what's near you.  good luck in your search


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for all the info on these. Hopefully I can find one to fix up over the winter. Only 2 questions left- 3 Pt Hitch and Transmission.

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 10:40 AM

They have a 'sort of' 3 point hitch? It works the same, but it smaller than a normal Category 0 3 point. Also, the top link is what does the lifting, there are no lower lift arms. The attachment will have the lower arms on it.

 

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Posted November 22, 2014 - 11:07 AM

The Simplicity hitch system works well for me. Avoid the Varidrive feature, its a maintenance pain and parts are expensive. There is alot of interchangeability of parts between the 60s tractors which makes one parts tractor cover many keepers. Download the Manuals that we have and spend a few hours on simpletractors. Any of the GTs (not LTs) from 1959 thru about 1980 will be good. I don't know about the newer ones. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 05:51 PM

Called a Sleeve hitch.

 

Rick is right, the Varidrive is a pain.


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Are the trannys hard to work on? I've done Cub trannys, if that helps at all.

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Hellooooo? Anybody out There? :anyone:



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 08:09 PM

No, the trannys are not hard to work on. And unless you break an axle tube they very seldom give any trouble. The differential is mounted on the right axle tube and if tractor is badly missused sometimes the pins in the diff will break. Not a hard job to replace. IMHO AC/Simplicity garden tractors have no equals in the GT world. Parts are easy to get and most of the many attachments can be found on Craigs/EBay. Great little work horses. I have 13 so I may be a little biased!!!.If you go to YouTube and search Zippo Varga he has lots of videos about how to repair them and what to look for in a used one. Hope that helps...Dave


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Called a Sleeve hitch.
 
the Varidrive is a pain.

In all of my experience I only have praise for the variable speed. Just me though
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Posted November 25, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Well, thanks everyone for the good info. Hopefully I'll stumble upon a new project, this time being orange! :dancingbanana:



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Posted November 25, 2014 - 09:40 PM

I have 5 units with the vari drive. They do require some careful maintenance and adjustments but I love all of them.
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