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#1 Dane in PA OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 09:10 AM

Well, yesterday was the day I got the third installment of my collection of the 5 rarest cadets.  I've had my 86 for over a year, and my 169 for a little over half.  After I got the 169 I figured I might as well work towards gold.  

I'm not actively seeking them out.  This 73 just fell into my lap yesterday.  

Last two are a 126 and 800, third and first rarest.

I also think that I may start a collection of the 7hp machines, as I love working on K-161s and the narrow frame tractors.  

Oh, boy.

Are there any machines out there that you guys are hunting for?  
(Maybe we could keep eyes out for one-another on here.  Hahaha.)

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 12:13 PM

My good friend jabelman on this site always cooperate with one another on GTs, he doesn't miss much and our tastes are alike. Good luck. Hank


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 02:17 PM

That's awesome Dane.You should keep them.I absolutely LOVE the little K181 in my CC70.I know it's not the original engine but it's close.Same block same bore same stroke just a slightly higher compression head.

Even though mine needs valve guides it starts rite up when the others wine about the weather.lol

 

It has power for days and super super easy on fuel.Only thing I don't like about the tractor is the manual PTO.I'm missing the teaser springs and it rattles a good bit.And the steering is Not loose but the turning radius sucks.I plan on doing a couple steering mods to it.Drill another hole about 1 inch from the original hole in the spindle and it will then turn fully from lock to lock.Did this to my 127 and it helps alot.Might get the Supersteer kit for it but I doubt it.It turns easy enough without the extra bearing.

 


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:49 PM

Dane it's to bad you live 5hrs away from me because I have a 126 roller I'd part with.


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 07:15 PM

My good friend jabelman on this site always cooperate with one another on GTs, he doesn't miss much and our tastes are alike. Good luck. Hank


I have been called the tractor match maker once or twice!
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Posted September 28, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Wish I'd have known you were looking.  I am seriously considering selling my 73 as it NEVER gets used!  Last it was out of the shed was 2 years ago.

 

As far as "hunting" for...  At the moment I'd like to find an 18hp Cyclops series machine to put a blower on for the winter.  That however has to wait as I am trying to get rid of a few things to finish up the Case DC in memory of my son.  I hit a road block with funds when it was apparent the engine needed some major work that wasn't in the budget.


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 06:10 AM

I am wanting more time to work on the tractors I have already, a house with acreage and outbuildings (so I have room to store what I already have, I have stuff stored at other people's places up to 30 miles away) and then hopefully my wife won't complain when I want to bring home another....


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 07:08 AM

Not being familiar with the 800, I looked it up on Tractor Data. It says it has a Kohler 8hp K181 engine and lists a 50" mower deck as available. That is some powerful tractor!

http://www.tractorda...-cadet-800.html


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 08:46 AM

Not being familiar with the 800, I looked it up on Tractor Data. It says it has a Kohler 8hp K181 engine and lists a 50" mower deck as available. That is some powerful tractor!

http://www.tractorda...-cadet-800.html

A 50A or 50C deck will mount to it, but I don't think that little k181-s is going to power it too well --unless you're mowing every day!


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 03:13 PM

Have a 169 sitting in the back of the field. We lost it out of the back of our truck at 40 mph when the straps snapped when a guy pulled out in front of us. Been sitting there for probably 15 years. Needs 4 rims, a steering wheel, hood, and engine block to make it go again. Landed on its hood and steering wheel rolled landed on its wheels. Hit so hard it smashed the bottom off the engine.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 03:17 PM

Have a 169 sitting in the back of the field. We lost it out of the back of our truck at 40 mph when the straps snapped when a guy pulled out in front of us. Been sitting there for probably 15 years. Needs 4 rims, a steering wheel, hood, and engine block to make it go again. Landed on its hood and steering wheel rolled landed on its wheels. Hit so hard it smashed the bottom off the engine.



wow glad you didn't kill someone
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Posted October 01, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Last two are a 126 and 800, third and first rarest.


The 800 is the rarest? Hard to believe as there's a guy that attends most of our local shows that does a display of 5 or 6 model 800s.
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Posted October 01, 2016 - 11:09 AM

The 800 is the rarest? Hard to believe as there's a guy that attends most of our local shows that does a display of 5 or 6 model 800s.

 

Ed Good from Lititz area?  He has over a dozen I believe.  HECK of a nice guy!  800's are what he specializes in.


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Posted October 03, 2016 - 07:08 AM

The 800 is the rarest? Hard to believe as there's a guy that attends most of our local shows that does a display of 5 or 6 model 800s.

Yup: only 2,345 of them made.   I'd love to get my hands on one someday.  A 126 shouldn't be too hard to find, but I'm thinking a model 800 might take me a while to find in good condition --without paying like crazy or travelling too far, though I might to finish the collection.  

 

Ed Good from Lititz area?  He has over a dozen I believe.  HECK of a nice guy!  800's are what he specializes in.

I don't know him.  Sounds like someone I should know of.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 01:43 AM

Mostly implements, though a second power unit would be nice.  Waiting on a good deal on a sickle and sleeve hitch stuff next.  We are single income so I wait till stuff almost falls in my lap.  Watched for over two years for the tiller, and when it came it brought a dual spool setup with it.  The hunt is half the fun.






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