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Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:32 AM
about 10 years ago a guy near me had one of those Anniversary tractors still in a crate. Out of the way small engine repair shop, no longer in business but I wouldn't be surprised if the guy still had it. Back then he wanted $5k for it.
Posted December 06, 2015 - 09:46 AM
saw one of these in person at a Simplicity dealership a few years ago,they are very cool,the sound of it running was unbelievable,it was the same price as this one,I almost bought it
Posted December 06, 2015 - 11:39 AM
Edited by Marty'70, December 06, 2015 - 11:40 AM.
Posted December 06, 2015 - 11:48 AM
If I had that ......
I'd use it to mow the grass.
Posted December 06, 2015 - 12:16 PM
Those are kinda neat...BUT......they had belt drive cams in that engine and were NOT a good engine. Think one of first and only belt drives made. I had one bought at show (engine) cause thought it was diff one and it had sleeves in bores that drop down into crankcase and hit stuff and blow up. I was also told the belts went bad and then valves and stuff hit pistons and all was lost. Never see much for used parts on them either. Kind of a KT17 bad reputation then, stay away! I ended up throwing most of the engine away. Had a manual for it, did find that.
Posted December 06, 2015 - 02:49 PM
Posted December 06, 2015 - 03:08 PM
I wouldn't want it at a third of the price.
Posted December 15, 2015 - 08:37 PM
I have seen them cheaper. I have one but bought it as a salvage unit for $450 and repowered it with a Command. Still need to do a little more detail work and maintenance. It was a big hit at the local steam show.