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#1 MarksA-C OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:47 PM

I picked up a load of Jacobsen 53500's this weekend.  Been working on getting them since early October and finally got the $$$ together and went to pick them up.  Didn't realize JUST how big they were!  Had to recruit my buddy with his diesel and 20' car trailer to get them.

 

2 of them are in rather decent shape, turn, move just aren't currently running.  HAve some wiring issues and obviously a tune up would be swell.  Hope to have 1 running in a week or so.  The all orange one is raather rough sadly, mostly for parts as it rusted up pretty bad, proibably sat in a lower area that was swampy.  Plow hitch and cylinder were rusted away but I have 3 more plow hit assemblys and the plow itself might be saveable.  Engine turns over so that is still a plus at least.

 

Overall 2 good tractors (One with PTO), 1 parts tractor, 2 spare rear wheels (Look NOS), Junk mower deck (Scrap), Plow, 3 sets of plow hitches, Tiller, Snowblower, Rear weight box full of cast JMC weights, a NOS dash piece (All tend to crack), 2 sets of double stack wheel weights, and a NOS Kohler 19.9hp engine.

 

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:53 PM

That's quite the haul!  Looks to be a well built tiller too!


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 07:07 PM

You hit the jackpot there!


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 07:16 PM

:ditto:  Nice find. PM sent.


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Nice  score, you don't see the pto setup that often. I'm kinda ( definitely ) jealous.


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 08:26 PM

That's a great haul.
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Posted November 17, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Wow! never seen Jake that big.  Love those fenders! Look like bigger tractors with lights in them. I'ld like one of those, send the dead one my way. Need address?


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 10:04 PM

A bunch of the stuff may end up for sale sooner than later.  I have a fairly small lot in the suburbs and currently have 12 garden tractors so my neighbors are my biggest fans lol, well... some of them anyway.



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Posted November 17, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Never saw or knew of that model before. Same as lgt 195 ford. ???? Noel
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Posted November 17, 2015 - 10:19 PM

A bunch of the stuff may end up for sale sooner than later.  I have a fairly small lot in the suburbs and currently have 12 garden tractors so my neighbors are my biggest fans lol, well... some of them anyway.

 

 

I may be able to help you out there................wait.....Why would a town called 'West' Allis be on the east side of the state? WTH? Nice score with that package!

 

Never saw or knew of that model before. Same as lgt 195 ford. ???? Noel

 

Yep, it's the same!


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Exact same thing as the 195 except for the grill.  Funny thing... one of these has a 195 on the side panel.  ALL of the panels in the ood have paint that is blue under the orange too.  I'm guessing the Ford 195 was thier main machine and they later build these on the side?  Why else paint all the parts blue first?

 

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 09:47 AM

That's a treasure trove!
Jacobsen probably had some ford blue parts is stock when their deal with ford ended.
So, the just repainted the Jacobsen orange and shipped them out!
Their later model LGT's used Ford grilles.

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 02:03 AM

So, I see four dozer blade frames there?
Plus one for a tube frame LGT.
I've never seen white seat pan / rear fenders on a Jacobsen.
I believe the headlight area should be painted black as it is in two out of three of your tractors.
The rear weight box is unusual.
Front wheel weights and suitcase weights too!
Do you have a bracket for mounting the suitcase weights?
The roto tiller is very rare! Do you have the rear PTO setup on more than one tractor?
That loose engine may be an industrial motor.
You can tell by the output shaft size.
The seller must have been collecting for some time!

I am looking forward to more photos!

Thanks!
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Posted November 19, 2015 - 02:17 AM

The story on these is the guy that I got them from (Well, the guys father) worked in HVAC and was part of a crew working on the JAcobsen plant, I assume around the time they were shutting down.  This guy got the tractors and parts for practially nothing directly from the Jacobsen factory.  I can't confirm how accurate the information is but jdging by the different paints and what not, they do seem kinda thrown together like the final parts of a production run getting shut down.



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 02:22 AM

So, I see four dozer blade frames there?
Plus one for a tube frame LGT.
I've never seen white seat pan / rear fenders on a Jacobsen.
I believe the headlight area should be painted black as it is in two out of three of your tractors.
The rear weight box is unusual.
Front wheel weights and suitcase weights too!
Do you have a bracket for mounting the suitcase weights?
The roto tiller is very rare! Do you have the rear PTO setup on more than one tractor?
That loose engine may be an industrial motor.
You can tell by the output shaft size.
 

 

There were 2 good full plow frame setups all together using some parts off the one on the tractor and the pile of extras.  One of the lower frames was rotten away and the other was bent and broken severly. 

Which bracket is for the LGT?

I do not have the brackets for the suitcase weights sadly.

Only one tractor has the full PTO setup.

 

I'll be getting more pictures soon but I don't think I'll beat the snow this time. I have a lot of machines to fix for people so I'll be putting off some of my projects for now.

 

Mark-


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