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#1 Xrperry ONLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 06:40 PM

i looked at it today. it comes with a simplicity tiller and front plow.

heres what i found.

steering loose, seems like the gears or whatever  attaches it to shaft is slipping a little

rod that operates points missing

points cover missing

bevel gearbox has a little play, lets say from 12 o clock, to 1 o clock

needs tires

wrong gas tank but  he has original that he says leaks

missing some hood bolts

he wants a 100 bucks

and of course it run good when he parked it years ago

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 07:01 PM

It wasn't running when he parked it if the point push pin is gone.  If the engine is free and feels like it has compression that is a +.  Tires can be tubed. The steering may be simple or it may not.  Gas tank no big deal.  I would start at $50 and casually let him know that you know it wasn't running when parked.  Can always go up if you really want it. Just my 2 cents worth.


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 07:09 PM

yea  thats what i thought, liar would be to strong of a word,streching the truth about right



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Posted October 07, 2016 - 08:01 PM

For $100, thats a great restoration project. Even better yet, i would part that LandLord out and you would make quite a bit of money.


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 08:18 PM

what does the tiller,and blade look like? if it was just tractor i would say $50. since other stuff is included i would want to see condition of that,and go from there.$100 does sound decent depending on attachment condition.


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 08:26 PM

I would consider that a great deal, offer anything else would be an insult I would say.
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Posted October 07, 2016 - 08:41 PM

the tiller is a simpicity unit and looked pretty good, tines looked good, turned pulley and the tines moved. the blade had yellow paint, not sure it was a simplicity 


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 09:45 PM

parting stuff like that dont work good around here, nobody would want it


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Posted October 07, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Th points cover and rod could have been pulled AFTER it was parked. Either way, around here it's worth 100 all day long but if you can get it cheaper, I would give it a try but I don't think I would start with "I know it wasn't running".
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Posted October 08, 2016 - 12:00 AM

yea i think i will pass on it, checked the prices on gearbox parts exc.if it needed bevel box gears or something like that,  to me it wouldnt be worth it.i have taken a lot of chances on gt's and made out good, just have a bad feeling about this one.the guy kept telling me how good it was and how much he used it, then why would he let it get in that condition. if i sell something and something is wrong with it, i fix it or tell the person whats wrong with it before they buy it..i would have bought it if the guy would have said here it is, 100 bucks worth of scrap, take a chance.lol


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Posted October 08, 2016 - 06:00 AM

   For $100 I would have had it home already, The tiller and blade are worth that each, those machines really are great and the simplicity's usually clean up really well.  I think the red paint holds up better then allis yellow or something.  BGB boxes are very easy to fix.  nothing on that machine is that hard to fix even rebuilding the engine is pretty basic.  The only thought I have is if the tiller has the clutch drive with it?  they can be very expensive and hard to find when missing.

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Posted October 08, 2016 - 08:13 AM

It has the tiller clutch drive

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Posted October 08, 2016 - 08:58 AM

heres a pic of tiller, does oil or grease go in it for lube?

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Posted October 08, 2016 - 09:12 AM

Just saw this post...I would have it at home already....with my wife's blessing at $100!


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Posted October 08, 2016 - 09:28 AM

I have a question on the ID tag. Where on the tractor is it located? I have an old one but so far I can't find the ID tag.


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