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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Murray 11/36 rear axle took a dump.  Motor is in great shape.  Deck can be refurbed-has new spindles, took it off to use tractor for yard-dog.

Looking for heavy duty tractor to rebuild into another yard-dog.

No light-weights.  Used to pull 2 ton logs with log arch.

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 01:05 PM

Bolens H16, largest of the tube frames. Locking rear diff.  Will pull those logs with no problem.

 

http://sarasota.crai...5066860095.html


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 01:33 PM

Bolens H16, largest of the tube frames. Locking rear diff.  Will pull those logs with no problem.
 
http://sarasota.crai...5066860095.html


Nice looking tractor and very good price, hey if you had to wander from the original paint theme , be hard pressed to find fault with his choice, if it was closer....
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 01:33 PM

The Murry was a lawn tractor(LT). It has an aluminum transaxle. An old Bolens has a rugged castiron transaxle. Any of the name brand garden tractors will be better than an LT. If that H16 is in good shape, thats a good deal. It has hydraulic lift to make work easier. If you get it you can download the manual from our Manuals Section for free. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Bolens H16, largest of the tube frames. Locking rear diff. Will pull those logs with no problem.

http://sarasota.crai...5066860095.html


OB you sure that's an H16...inside joke between buddies.:)
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 02:45 PM

Yeah you pulled the guts out of that. Like mentioned find any of the old classics in good shape. Be careful with some of the new stuff....big engines & no frames.
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 05:04 PM

Don't know how to reply to the listing, but, thank you.  I'm 2 1/2 hours north in Crystal River, better half sez I'm not going that far for another toy.  :mad2:


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 05:21 PM

Don't know how to reply to the listing, but, thank you.  I'm 2 1/2 hours north in Crystal River, better half sez I'm not going that far for another toy.  :mad2:

Tell her she is right. Just keep your eyes open for something local. When you have questions, we are here to help. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 14, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Dude this one looks like it was Built for you.It's north of you a ways though.

 

http://lakecity.crai...5038096162.html


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Don't know how to reply to the listing, but, thank you.  I'm 2 1/2 hours north in Crystal River, better half sez I'm not going that far for another toy.  :mad2:

Toy?         TOY?

Has she ever tried dragging in wood without one?

 

Tell Her she's pronouncing it wrong...

 

TOOL

(prounounced: tuːl)

a thing that helps you to do your job or to achieve something

 

:poke:


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:38 PM

Thanks guys. 

No, she sez taking care of the trees etc. on our 5 acres is my job, but tells me to be careful, don't hurt yourself, and, a bit myopically, says, can't you just cut them up and use the wheel barrow?

Really!  43 years of marriage to someone with a slight mechanical deficiency, has been a bit of a challenge.

Does agree, the one in Fort White is closer, thinking a heaping plate of homemade brownies will add some leverage.


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 10:29 PM

well you sure got your moneys worth out of that little Murray. That log Arch has to weight more, not even counting any logs.
Keep your eyes open for a Garden tractor. Doing what you are I would not rule out a small to medium size farm tractor.
It is one thing to pull a load like you are talking about. It is a whole other story trying to stop that load!

My property is hilly and I would give a load of 3,000 lbs some serious thought, before I tried to move it with my Ford 1500 and it weighs 2,ooo lbs. I would do it, but would first plan an escape route.

When things go wrong, you want to live and get a second chance!

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Posted June 15, 2015 - 01:27 AM

Don't know how to reply to the listing, but, thank you.  I'm 2 1/2 hours north in Crystal River, better half sez I'm not going that far for another toy.  :mad2:

 

I've always found it easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission  :D :D :D


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Posted June 15, 2015 - 11:03 AM

well you sure got your moneys worth out of that little Murray. That log Arch has to weight more, not even counting any logs.
Keep your eyes open for a Garden tractor. Doing what you are I would not rule out a small to medium size farm tractor.
It is one thing to pull a load like you are talking about. It is a whole other story trying to stop that load!

My property is hilly and I would give a load of 3,000 lbs some serious thought, before I tried to move it with my Ford 1500 and it weighs 2,ooo lbs. I would do it, but would first plan an escape route.

When things go wrong, you want to live and get a second chance!

Right you are, but, our property is table-top flat.  The arch is a bit deceptive, only weighs 200 lbs. including the water tank/counter weight filled. And, definitely got money's worth out of the Murray over the past 7 years. 



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Posted June 15, 2015 - 01:54 PM

I've always found it easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission  :D :D :D






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