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#1 Clint OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Hi guys,

It's been a while, but I just picked up another T758ES. It was a complete unit...minus the battery.This one drove on and off of the trailer under its own power. When I got home, I got to mow grass with a Panzer for the first time. I was surprised it did as well as it did. It doesn't clear out tall dry grass or medium height damp grass very well. I didn't check the blades though. I took some photos of it and the fine job it did. The deck is in pretty rough shape, but held up enough to mow a few test strips.

As always, comments are welcome!

I spoke to a gentleman today that has a T758ES for sale along with a few original Panzer implements for sale. Besides the T75 he has a blade, deck, cultivator and disc. He wants $4500! I about dropped the phone!

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 05:29 AM

Great score ! Sometimes the medium to high grass might take a going over or two, but mine gets the job done,,, was that other 758E gold plated or something ? 


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 06:54 AM

It's a nice looking Panzer and operational as well. They were never sold here so I can only admire them from afar! 


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 06:56 AM

A great find! The grass look fine with its first cut. I guess it can only get better when you have sharpen/ replaced the blades.

What are you planning to do with it?
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Posted July 25, 2015 - 06:58 AM

It's a nice looking Panzer and operational as well. They were never sold here so I can only admire them from afar!


Never sold here in the UK either unfortunately.
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Posted July 25, 2015 - 07:16 AM

Great find!  Driving it off the trailer is a good thing....these don't free wheel easy and they are heavy little buggars!.  Cool that you can mow with it too!


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Wait... you have how many dozen Panzers now and you've never gotten to mow grass with one?!?!?!?

 

:D  :D  :poke:  

 

That's something I would expect to here from a John Deere collector.

 

 

Congrats on the new acquisition. :thumbs:


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:42 PM

Wait... you have how many dozen Panzers now and you've never gotten to mow grass with one?!?!?!?
 
:D  :D  :poke:  
 
That's something I would expect to here from a John Deere collector.
 
 
Congrats on the new acquisition. :thumbs:



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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:51 PM

I took a look at the blades and they are in fair shape. I'll clean the carb and adjust it so it idles. Right now it's pretty much wide open or it dies. It sat for five years or so. Hopefully there's just a little dirt in there and nothing too serious. Then I'll park it with the rest of them. I was on vacation all week and I didn't get much of anything on my to do list accomplished. That's how it goes though.




A great find! The grass look fine with its first cut. I guess it can only get better when you have sharpen/ replaced the blades.
What are you planning to do with it?


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:58 PM

It's sad, but true. The answer to your question is about 3 dozen. The decks are usually off when I get them. I have a few modern mowers that work pretty well. I usually use the Panzers for implements, rides and yard carts. They take up less room with the decks off too! I have a few John Deeres, but nothing collectible that I know of. I have a variety of other brands too. Lawn Chief, Murray, Snapper, Craftsman, John Deere, Simplicity, True Value.... I'll drag anything home. I'm not picky if the price is right.




Wait... you have how many dozen Panzers now and you've never
gotten to mow grass with one?!?!?!?
 
:D  :D  :poke:  
 
That's something I would expect to here from a John Deere collector.
 
 
Congrats on the new acquisition. :thumbs:



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Posted July 30, 2015 - 07:52 AM

Nice Panzer! We only have one, don't see many (if any) while moving around the boonies.

 

Did find one, and yes, heavy, hard to shove, but, we're working on it.

 

Seems to be a very sturdy machine!

 


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