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#1 whspioneer89 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 03:29 PM

Just picked this Gravely Rider up today. It has a Kohler engine but is missing the starter and carb. It does turn over. The tires are all flat and most of the levers are stiff or stuck. Does anyone have an idea of the model? It is yellow underneath.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 04:10 PM

Here's a video walk around of it.

YouTube - Ugly Gravely Rider project or parts?

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 04:46 PM

No idea on the model....But you are right....she is some UUGGGGGLLLLYYYYY......lol.....But, since when is a tractor supposed to be purdy.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 05:16 PM

Go to Wally World and buy the poor girl some makeup, she is desperately in need.
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Posted April 18, 2011 - 05:26 PM

Definately a 400 series Gravely. I can't tell the exact model without knowing the horsepower of the engine - that is the only real difference in the 400 series anyhow. If I remember right - 10 horse is 424, 12 horse is 430, and 14 horse is 432. There was also a model 450 but it had a Onan twin cylinder. The 400 series were made from 1967 through 1970.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 07:58 PM

Tinkered with it a little this afternoon. Sprayed A LOT of penetrating oil over all the controls. Now some will tell me that's a no-no and will destroy the machine, lol. I got all the controls to move. I removed the hood and old battery. I removed the engine fan shroud and cleaned out the mouse nest. With the transmission in gear I was able to move the tractor in forward and reverse by turning the flywheel by hand. The 90 degree gear box on the mower deck must be stuck. The blades move back and forth but the shaft doesn't move. When I engage the pto I can't turn the engine over. Maybe tomorrow I'll throw a starter and carb on and see if it'll run. It does have compression when i spin it over by hand.

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Posted April 18, 2011 - 08:45 PM

Looks like a great project whspioneer89! Emphasis on the PROJECT part LOL! Just remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! (I will say that if you leave her the way she is she might have a shot at the "ugly tractor of the month" for this year though LOL)

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 04:19 PM

How much money do I get for winning Ugly tractor of the month?

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 06:25 PM

How much money do I get for winning Ugly tractor of the month?


None. But you get to have an article about your tractor and the title of "Tractor of the month" for a whole month!

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 06:29 PM

oh, money would be nice though, lol.

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 06:57 PM

oh, money would be nice though, lol.


If we were able to give money for the prize of tractor of the month I would imagine we would get a lot more nominations each month LOL.

I think you have a cool project on your hands. Definitely keep us posted on how you make out getting the engine running.

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 07:22 PM

I will. It snowed just about all day today however and the tractor is sitting outside. If I had thought ahead and put it in the shop I could've worked on it, although then my fingers would be cold so it might as well sit where it is for a few more days. Don't think it's going anywhere.




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