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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 04:14 PM

but I knew it was there, it's been sitting there for years. But today I stopped and took a look. Neat thing, but I I have never owned a gravely, so can any one tell me anything about it, year, hp. That sort of stuff.

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 04:50 PM

I think it might be a early 70s 408,the tag on mine Read's k181s,haven't looked it up but thinking 7-8hp.
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 04:51 PM

Looks like it says model 432 which would make it a 14 horse.  TractorData says made from 1967 to1970 but I think that is slightly off.  1967 Gravely riders had starter/generator combinations.  No 432's had s/g's,  they all had gear drive starters. 400 series was made into 1971 then they switched over sometime in '71 to the 800 series. 

400's have 4 speeds and are somewhat unhandy to operate.  for a using tractor the 800s are much better.  800s have more speeds.  The front drive kit that operates the blower is hard to find and desirable.  You can run the Gravely sickle mower and the Gravely brush cutter from the old walk behinds off the front with that drive kit. 


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 05:21 PM

The red/white paint scheme was introduced in 1970 and the 400 series tractor discontinued after 1971. Make sure to check what engine is installed as the hood/engine may have been changed out. What you intend to do with the tractor will help determine if this is something worth buying.


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Haven't real experience with the Gravely's, but hear they have all the traction you need!


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 05:56 PM

I should have looked closer, to big to be 408,I'll ad that to my list of things to do before posting, right under proof read before posting,I'll close my hood now and go put in the corner
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:24 PM

The snowblower on the front of that is so good that when you make the first pass, the rest of the snow sees what's going to happen to it. It pees itself, and subsequently melts.
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:30 PM

408 is a small front engine job.

 

My 1967 424 Gravely was red/white from the factory.  I think about '69-'70 they started making them yellow/white but didn't do that very long as people thought they were Crud Cadets so went back to red/white.


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Kris, you are correct. Noel, take a look on top of the adapter plate between the engine and transaxle. There may be a small stainless plate with the S/N. That is where my 800 series tractor is identified. Let us know the number.


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Pauljac, I will do that , I don't know when, it 30 miles away and I don't travel that way to often. Thanks for the idea, thou.

Noel




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