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#1 MowerOCD OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 01:32 PM

I'm looking at one this week. I have about a quarter acre and this one comes with a deck. Are they pretty reliable? Would it make a good all around work machine? Not looking to have a show tractor although I have to say i love the look of them with the headlights! This one has the rear hydraulic lift as well. 

 

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 01:39 PM

I don't know much about them but I always liked the look of them . As far as I know it is a good solid machine. I'm sure others can help u out on here. Good luck. Tom
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Posted February 09, 2015 - 03:27 PM

IMG_0686.JPG It is indeed a very good machine and provides a great cut along with its ability to plow snow very well ,and last but not least its classic looks what more could a girl want

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 03:32 PM

They are great tractors. The ACs and Simplicitys of the sixties are the same machines but different grills, seats and decals. I like them so much that I have 7 of them. Parts are still available and attachments are plentifull. Check out  www.simpletractors.com  to learn more. The other advantage of these is that they have been generally under priced compared to other brands. The hydraulic lift is a great option. Post some pics and ask your questions. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 04:27 PM

Ummm! Is that Avatar the poster? or just say a daughter?  You Guy's assuming it was a girl posting, but no signature to really know. Just wondering!  Not a pervert.


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 04:48 PM

These are great tractors as others have stated. Put the tractor in gear with the engine off and roll it back and forth. This will let you know how worn the drivetrain is pretty quickly. There are videos on youtube showing you how to check other areas of the tractor for wear. They are simple to work on and perform well. I picked this one up last year and have since replaced the seat.

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:39 PM

   You are pretty safe buying an old allis or simplicity like that, they are great machines and easy to work on.  you should expect to have some troubles up front with worn out parts and such but once you get the kinks worked out you will love it.  I have had mine for well over 10 years and use it all the time for everything.  I would say use the advise given and your best judgment and go for it.

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Im a pretty big fan! Is the price reasonable? If so, they arent much of a gamble. They are possibly the best looking GT ever built.

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 06:36 AM

 

They are possibly the best looking GT ever built

They are one of my favorites too !    Though to be honest having the little guy in bibs stand on ANY tractor will make it look good 


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 07:01 AM

You guys have me SUPER EXCITED lol. Yes, my profile pic is my Facebook pic of my daughter. I am a 36yr old bearded man lol. Thanks for all of the info!


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 08:00 AM

Tainted......Headlights OFF, looks like OK tractor, with the lights, just UGLY!  I hate tractors with lights that look like they were added on after design was made, like they Forgot them or something. Glad we got the gender thing straight now, ha!



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 09:47 AM

Great little old strong tractor powered by a B/S 23D engine from the factory.

Dad bought this one new in 1964 with a deck tiller and snow blade. He mowed almost two acres with it and had a garden 100' x 50' feet he tilled with it. he also used the snow blade to clean the drive way but after a bad storm in 1966 he got a snow blower for it.

 

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In 1971 it got retired from lawn mowing and just tilled the garden and blew the snow. When dad passed away in 2010 it no longer tilled the garden just blew snow from the drive way. Not a lick of repairs have to be made on the tractor including the engine other that the routine stuff like points, condenser,  plugs, new battery and a belt for the generator starter and the oil changes.

 

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Tainted......Headlights OFF, looks like OK tractor, with the lights, just UGLY!  I hate tractors with lights that look like they were added on after design was made, like they Forgot them or something. Glad we got the gender thing straight now, ha!

I'm a new guy here, so I don't want to start any trouble, and with "grumpy" in your handle, I probably will :biting_nails: , but I have to strongly disagree with you here, Sir. Them lights make the older Simplicity's look CLASSIC!


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 03:54 PM

I hoard the OEM Guide lights....within 10 minutes of unloading a new arrival at home, they get installed.  Love em!  Unfortunately, the guys buying them love them too, and the prices places like ebay, are ridiculous.


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 04:23 PM

I hoard the OEM Guide lights....within 10 minutes of unloading a new arrival at home, they get installed.  Love em!  Unfortunately, the guys buying them love them too, and the prices places like ebay, are ridiculous.

I was afraid that was the case. I just picked up a ratty 3012 and was going to put a set of lights on it when I eventually restore it. It has 1 light and the remains of a bracket on it now. They were aftermarket I'm sure.

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