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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 02:30 PM

Just got home with my newest tractor. I was surprised to come across it, but had to have it. It's a Model 450, been garage kept since new. Hasn't been ran in a couple years as it got to be too much for the little lady after her husband died. I'll be getting the rotary plow and snow blade for it real soon.

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Check out the wheel weights!


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 02:36 PM

Looks good kenny you did good! Im not very familiar with gravely. So why so many levers? and what engine is that?


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 02:37 PM

That looks like a beast. Nice find.  :thumbs:

I always wondered what was under the hood and are they light in the front?


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 02:41 PM

That is awesome Kenny! What a score that was!!!! :thumbs: :dancingbanana:


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 02:49 PM

Good Stuff Kenny I think those tractors pull real good with the engine in the back, lots of weight over the rear wheels.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 03:08 PM

Awesome "King of the 400 Series"

Gotta be from about 1971.  I would love to have a front drive kit on my 424 so I could run the rotary plow from a walk behind. 

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Terrific and, likewise, wonder about all the levers, plus, what's under the hood?


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 03:55 PM

Great looking tractor Kenny!  :thumbs:   Tractordata shows it as 16hp CCKA which are torque monsters!  The trans is unique sounding as I included excerpt from tractordata.com:

 

  Transmission: Transmission: Swiftamatic 8 Type: shaft-driven gear Gears: 4 forward and reverse Oil capacity: 5 qts [4.7 L] Oil type:   SAE 90W-EP Two-speed shift-on-the-move affects transmission and PTO speed. Additional two-speed range for transmission can be shifted only when stopped. Right-hand directional clutch lever controls forward and reverse.
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Posted October 18, 2015 - 04:59 PM

Looks good kenny you did good! Im not very familiar with gravely. So why so many levers? and what engine is that?

 

 

That looks like a beast. Nice find.  :thumbs:

I always wondered what was under the hood and are they light in the front?

 

 

That is awesome Kenny! What a score that was!!!! :thumbs: :dancingbanana:

 

 

Terrific and, likewise, wonder about all the levers, plus, what's under the hood?

Daniel answered the engine question. And the drive, which is the same (I believe) as the 2-wheel version. As far as all the levers, I'm still learning. We have a 400 series manual here, so check it out. I have downloaded it to study more in depth. I will be learning it as you folks are. I have gotten it to turn over, but I need to drain the 'shellac' out of the gas tank before I try to start it. The PO did install a fuel shutoff and it is off, so hopefully it will be easy to start! I can't wait to drive it.

 

Oh yeah, I think all 4 tires are nearly new. The rears still have the excess molding rubber between the treads.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Great find they are certainly different to drive at first with the engine in the rear.

I had a 430 a few years ago

 

The hand clutch is a neat feature and  believe they used the same transmissions as the walkbehinds.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:20 PM

That's a great find right there. When I make my next Oklahoma tractor shopping tip, make sure to hide that one. :thumbs:


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:21 PM

It also has turning brakes! Has a brake pedal on each side! As far as the 3 controls by the seat, one is 1st or 2nd, middle is PTO, and the right one is Hi/Lo. Adjustable manual lift on the left and Fwd/Rev on the right side. Gas tank holds over 5 gallons and it's over the front axle. The grille shell is cast iron along with the front axle. And it's about twice the size of a GT axle.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:45 PM

I just checked Tractor Data & the shipping weight on this thing is 950 lbs. It's heavy!


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 05:47 PM

Steering wheel is at the wrong end
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Posted October 18, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Nice looking tractor.

I have often wondered about these rear engine Gravelys....is the front end light? Wheelies?


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