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#1 waynegdg OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 09:00 AM

Just brought this L model home yesterday from my grandfathers estate. Appears to be a 1948 model. Got it running after sitting 20+ years. It's a beast! It has the sulky but doesn't seem to fit correctly on the ball. Do the hitches commonly wear out?

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Posted June 14, 2016 - 06:31 PM

Nice looking machine, enjoy it and the memories
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Posted June 14, 2016 - 06:52 PM

I have a Gravely 450 Commercial. They are tough old machines! What's the issue with the sulky?


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Posted June 15, 2016 - 04:21 PM

I have a Gravely 450 Commercial. They are tough old machines! What's the issue with the sulky?


The sulky comes undone from the ball. It appears that the hitch on the sulky doesn't grip properly.

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Posted June 15, 2016 - 04:53 PM

Haven't looked at that hitch on mine. Could be the ball is worn and needs rotated. Without pics, it's hard to understand.



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Posted June 15, 2016 - 11:39 PM

A typical Gravely sulky setup has the ball under the hitch on the tractor and the sulky uses a split hitch with half cups that surround the ball and half shanks that slide into the front pipe tongue of the sulky with a pin to hold the hitch halves in place.  With the ball on top of the hitch, does your sulky have a standard trailer 1 7/8" hitch?  The Gravely ball with the small threaded stud is smaller than 1 7/8" which might explain why the sulky disconnects.  A photo if the front end of the sulky tongue connected to the tractor ball would help.


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 07:24 AM

Nice.

I have a 52 L, not as nice as that one though.



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 01:04 AM

Hey y'all, I'm new to the forum and a fairly new victim of the "Gravely Disease". I picked up a 5240 with a bunch of implements back in February and have been consistently amazed at what these tractors can do ever since and have thought about expanding my collection. Well, my junk troy-bilt gave me the excuse I needed by way of it just up and dying on me. So after some research and a little luck I am the proud new owner of a 1971 432 commercial.
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