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#1 Buck Tales OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:23 AM

Well I started out excited on Saturday that I had found a lead on a 3 point hitch rototiller to use in my garden. Well low and behold when I got there it was like a garden tractor/lawn mower/small engine junk yard. The mans father had passed away a year ago and he wanted to sell the place so he is getting rid of stuff. The tiller I wanted started on the first pull !!!! It has an 8HP Briggs motor and is SWEET!!! Then he asks if I want any of the other stuff, attachments laying there. I gave him $300 for the tiller and the next thig I know he says give me a hundred more and take all these other attachments. What a blessing! I got the tiller plus a cultivator plus 2 more straight blade plows plus the crem-de-la-crem, a power 3 point lift. Yes I have only seen a couple of them in pictures but now I own 1. I'm on cloud nine and not coming down any time soon. I'll attach a couple of picks for you guys to drool over. lol The power lift and both single blade plows have sears tags on them. The cultivator and tiller don't and I believe the tiller is not sears, but the cultivator could be. Enjoy.

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:29 AM

Treasure finding is one of the joys of collecting. Congratulations but, you must post more pics! Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 09:58 AM

Congrats!!!! When it rains, it pours.
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Posted July 19, 2015 - 10:02 AM

B  Tails,,,, You lucky  so-n-so.....   Nice score..!!!


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Great haul there! The tiller is a Sears and so is the white cultivator; which has the lower lift arms for the power lift. The plow on the left in the third picture has the upper link being used for the adjustment.  

 

Lets just say you did very well! :thumbs:

 

 

BTW, one of the power lifts sold recently on E-Bay for $407.


Edited by Bmerf, July 19, 2015 - 10:14 AM.

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Posted July 19, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Funny how you can walk into a gold mine like that.  Congrats.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Don't let MH81 see the electric lift....jealousy can be a bad thing....Lol!

Yes, you scored big.  That's a good price on a running pull behind tiller, and you stole the rest.    If it hasn't been ran in a while the carburetor  could develop problems, like a leak or the float and or needle sticking.  I would wait until that happens, if it happens, to open it up tho.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Well I just got in from the garden where I was just testing the tiller and I just can't seem to stop smiling. Man this is going to make turning my garden much easier. It ran great and did a fantastic job. I am so pleased with it. I hope tomorrow is a little cooler so I can work on the power lift.
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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Wow' what a great haul!
As said, the tiller is a Sears (or possibly a Roper, but I'd bet Sears). I think the tag is on the a-frame for the three point. You got the wider one with the end bearings. :thumbs: and the tines aren't whooped.
I saw that tiller at a flea mkt this weekend with no motor with a 275 sticker.
The white cultivator is one I've seen in pics, but not in person.

The rusty cultivator is not Sears, it would be from a walk behind simplicity/wards

The plow is a Sears and is a much less common unit
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Posted July 19, 2015 - 07:04 PM

did u get the snow blower under the tarp too?



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:59 AM

:wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

Man, all these members getting these great deals, even you new guys. :smilewink:

 

Greast score, you have about $6-800 worth of attachments, that electric 3 pt may go for 2-300 by itself to the right sucker, I mean buyer!


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Posted July 20, 2015 - 01:01 PM

No the snow blower I already had. I'll post some picks tomorrow. :)!!!!!!!
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Posted July 27, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Well I started out excited on Saturday that I had found a lead on a 3 point hitch rototiller to use in my garden. Well low and behold when I got there it was like a garden tractor/lawn mower/small engine junk yard. The mans father had passed away a year ago and he wanted to sell the place so he is getting rid of stuff. The tiller I wanted started on the first pull !!!! It has an 8HP Briggs motor and is SWEET!!! Then he asks if I want any of the other stuff, attachments laying there. I gave him $300 for the tiller and the next thig I know he says give me a hundred more and take all these other attachments. What a blessing! I got the tiller plus a cultivator plus 2 more straight blade plows plus the crem-de-la-crem, a power 3 point lift. Yes I have only seen a couple of them in pictures but now I own 1. I'm on cloud nine and not coming down any time soon. I'll attach a couple of picks for you guys to drool over. lol The power lift and both single blade plows have sears tags on them. The cultivator and tiller don't and I believe the tiller is not sears, but the cultivator could be. Enjoy.


I need a small favor.
If you could measure the lift arms (both the fixed and the one with the adjustment)?
I started putting the lift on the 19.9 and can't use it because it doesn't lift high enough. Think that's the issue.
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Posted July 29, 2015 - 07:36 AM

I'll measure tonight and attach pictures to boot.


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Posted July 30, 2015 - 07:32 AM

OK, I worked late AGAIN last night but got out the new set I just made and took some picks for you. The lift arms are both ridgid in the picture because I didn't need adjuster for this set going on the roto tiller. The length is 12" from end to end. The pulling arms are 20" from end to end and need the 3/4" piece of pipe for stabilization of your attachment. They are 1" long welded in the end of the pulling arms 1" from each end. The adjuster lifting arm, not pictured, is 12" in the middle of length with ability to go 2" closer or longer. Hope this helps.


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