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#1 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 10:36 AM

https://maine.craigs...5262559969.html   I been eyeballing this thing....figured I would share it to see what you all think. 


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Not a M/Trac expert, but looks pretty complete. Big ole 9hp. Model 23 Briggs, I'm guessing. I like it. Says make offer, what's to lose? Easy for me right, lol. :smilewink:



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 11:20 AM

NICE!!!



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 12:00 PM

I think I've seen that one for sale there for a couple years now.  I have 2 of them and a friend has a third.  The only thing I'd be concerned about is the clutch issue.  I took mine apart to free it up and its not a normal clutch its a cone type.  In his first picture it shows part of the clutch laying on the floor so I'd try and find out whats wrong with it and maybe try to get the price down some.  For a price reference I paid $200 for the pair of mine 2 years ago with no attachments but they didn't run and 1 has a bad trans. and my friend paid I think $350 for his with the original mower deck and all he had to do was put gas and a battery in his 3 years ago.                   Stewart


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Sweet!  

 

Not a M/Trac expert, but looks pretty complete. Big ole 9hp. Model 23 Briggs, I'm guessing. I like it. Says make offer, what's to lose? Easy for me right, lol. :smilewink:

I think that would be a model 19 Briggs


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 01:00 PM

The old MagnaTrac GTs are rare in most areas except New England. One of the surplus stores in CT and MA  bought them up when the company closed and then sold them up into the mid 70s. They were a bargain price of $200 for the 9hp tractor and $100 for each attachment.

 

I own 2 complete and 1 parts machine. I only have two attachments. All of the cone clutches are shot. A friend who had a repair business 35 years ago remembers using sheet cork glued onto the clutch to buy some years use. He has been looking through his records for the instruction sheet. Last year He found an Owners Manual and gave it to me. I will wait until he finds the instructions or someone else finds them. The best one(in my AVATAR) with 2 attachments and the optional chrome, in not running condition was $100 locally, 2 years ago. Last year a rough one went for $35 on EPAY and it was about 40 miles from me. BTW the clutch pedal snapped off on one of mine and I've seen that on others too. Its probably related to the clutch design. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Have no idea what this clutch is, but couldn't a brake supplier or shop or even a clutch rebuild place glue on linings if that is all it needs? Would be much tougher than cork!  Would think bearings or bushings could be bought or made of required? As I say, no idea what these even are, just throwing out my .o2 worth again, worth all that too!


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:04 PM

I think that it is the same cone clutch that was used in some Sears tillers in the 60s. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:08 PM

Yeah the clutch was the one thing I was unsure of and I was ready to just jump on it and see if I could fix it. but I am holding out at the moment until I hear back from a guy I tossed an offer on that has Simplicity I like.

 

Last tractor I bought was a simplicity 3212 and of coarse it had a bad BGB so I had a BGB here before I bought it  to make sure i could get the parts to fix it. Found out that the BGB in the tractor just sheared off a woodruff key so have a complete bgb for another simplicity but no tractor to put it in.

 

I like to restore these and use these so sometimes "rare" is not in my best interest. but sure catches my eye and heart. 

 

That Magnatrack sure is a time piece. I may send him an offer anyway and let that decide if i get it .....oh oh I don't know.



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Posted December 16, 2015 - 01:12 AM

I had one of these but it was the less common 7-1/4 hp model. Was running great but sat 10 years in the garage and needed a carb cleaning and the shroud cleaned out. The one in the ad is missing the fenders. Mine had the fenders and deck. Good overall original condition. I think I got $325 for it. Probably worth more on the open market but sold it to a buddy.



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 02:57 AM

Where is it

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Posted January 17, 2016 - 05:57 AM

It was in Maine somewhere.



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 08:30 AM

If I remember correctly, it was about 3 hours north on Bangor (6 from the ME-NH line).




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