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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:16 AM

This HB-112 came my way yesterday...or rather, I went to it. It will be the second time she was mine. =) The seller contacted me a few weeks ago to let me know he heard of my regret some time back, for selling my old HB-112. Well...through a few exchanges with other collectors, he had ended up with it! Rebuilt the hydro pump and freshened the engine while he had it too. Since he was liquidating, he wanted it to be mine again. I found a couple other items to make the 820 mile journey worthwile.

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There was more to the trip as well....I left out of here with a full truck and trailer at 230am yesterday morning to sell/deliver some items as well, and met up with a group of around 20 fellow collectors in Ohio for an annual BS Session. Was a long and enjoyable day in MI, OH, PA & IN!

Maybe tomorrow we can get some play time and a few more photos.

Edited by Talntedmrgreen, March 22, 2015 - 06:18 AM.

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:32 AM

Cool trip! I waiting for more info and pics of all this! Looks like a real nice wide earthcavator on there!


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 06:43 AM

    I have a 112 like that out behind the barn I need to get after sooner or later.  Nice looking machine there, looks like you had a good day.

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 07:23 AM

Great tractor, I want to find Dad one of those some day as he has always wanted one or the Sim. sister.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 07:35 AM

I'd bring her home too nice GT
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 07:44 AM

That's a big road trip, but you got her back.

Nice looking machine, and earthcavator. I'd love to find one

those some day.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 09:00 AM

Glad you got her back and it sounds like a good road trip
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Sounds like a good & fun road trip. Glad you brought your orphan back home....good story.
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 09:51 AM

Nothing like a good road trip! Glad to see you are getting one back that you regretted selling. What condition is the Landlord in?

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Thanks guys! The tractor has a storied history among SimpletrACtors club members. At least 7 have owned it, the first of whom is now deceased, but left his mark on it by doing some refurbishment. I think its worth far more to me than the average Joe, so Home it will stay!

I like a good roadtrip but was ill the past few days so I went through more than my fair share of decongestant and toilet paper (for my nose). Nice thing about driving while under the weather....you dont feel the need to stop for food! The duramax got 16mpg averaging 67mph. On the big interstates I was leaving the cruise at 77 and she purred like a kitten, trailer and all. A good horse makes the ride more enjoyable and this one broke 2000 miles of tractor chasing for March on this trip.

The landlord is a nice, complete original 64, but will be donating its hydrolift to my 'keeper' 64 seen here....i will get more pictues of the newbie today. Ive been relunctant to go unload with this headcold...it was 20* this morning vs the 55' we had yesterday.

The Earthcavator is a Simplicity version and is a 42"....only one of two I have seen and the second resides here among us GTTers as well. You may recently have seen it here. =)

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Earth-cavator.......I see  yours now, and just posted by Mr. Green on his Lawn Boy.  Have been thinking of a box and that looks very nice, tough, yet not real heavy, which is problem with most boughten ones. Too heavy for the tractor or too light and just Junk! Sounds like hard to find then? Duuurrn!  Was thinking of making one at one time, not so sure I want to try now tho.



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Posted March 22, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Snuck out and played a bit before my...ground is still pretty mushy in low spots, but it makes it easy to see where I need to shift some fill to.  Took a crown out of this small gravel parking area I made a couple years back.  I keep my 16' trailer here...brought it up nearly 3 feet, but it has settled and it's awful compacted, so I loosened some gravel with the scarifiers and pulled/smoothed it out in a low spot.  Works better than I thought...I have a 36" which is a handful for a tractor this size, and assumed the 42" would just be too much.  It fit the hydro well...and I greatly prefer using the hydro's smooth speed control vs a gear drive for this type of work.  I shoulda shot some video, but wasn't out there long with the illness I have going.

 

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 05:17 AM

Here's the LL...the outer finish is so, so, but aside from a dented fender, the machines is complete and straight.  I have no idea if it will run or not...it 'feel's like it will, and nothing has been goofed with over the decades except a replacement starter button.  A buddy is planning a restore on it, and the hydrolift will get retrofitted to the 64 I brought home last year.  Figured for $100, it's into a good home and covers some of my fuel for fetching it.  The lift is a bonus  =]

 

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