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#1 Dave1953 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2017 - 03:05 PM

I am purchasing a Hefty A-616 tomorrow. I can find out virtually nothing on the internet about this tractor. Does anyone out there have one or can someone put me in touch with someone that has knowledge of this tractor ?

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Posted March 10, 2017 - 04:08 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. I've not heard of one before. Maybe someone has some info!


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Posted March 10, 2017 - 04:45 PM

Welcome to GTT. I've heard of Huffy tractors but not Hefty tractors. Post some clear pics and maybe we can identify it. Many MTD tractors were labelled for particular stores such as Agways for Agway and Wizards for Western Auto. Look through our Manuals Section, there maybe something. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted March 10, 2017 - 08:56 PM

Sounds like a 2 wheel name??  We need pictures!  Wait?  Isn't there a Allis G clone named Hefty?  That it?



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Posted March 10, 2017 - 10:34 PM

That the one in NC? Looked to be a pretty neat tractor to collect- congratulations


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Posted March 11, 2017 - 09:05 PM

Here is a pic like the one I bought today. I will get some pics of mine as soon as I get a rear tire fixed. It has Cat "1" 3 poin hitch. I know what your thinking that I mean Cat "0" but no it's cat 1. Way to big for this size trsctor. It also has independent 540 RPM PTO, not the usual 2000 RPM these small GT's usually have. The body is made of 10 gauge steel which is .150 thick. It's thicker than most older large tractors. It weighs 1320 pounds bare. Made by the Holden Axle & Transmission Co. of Wi. back in the 1970's.Today when I picked it up is the first time I have ever seen one other than a pic. Again, the pic I am attaching is not mine but just like it.

 

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Posted March 11, 2017 - 09:12 PM

Here is a pic like the one I bought today. I will get some pics of mine as soon as I get a rear tire fixed. It has Cat "1" 3 poin hitch. I know what your thinking that I mean Cat "0" but no it's cat 1. Way to big for this size trsctor. It also has independent 540 RPM PTO, not the usual 2000 RPM these small GT's usually have. The body is made of 10 gauge steel which is .150 thick. It's thicker than most older large tractors. It weighs 1320 pounds bare. Made by the Holden Axle & Transmission Co. of Wi. back in the 1970's.Today when I picked it up is the first time I have ever seen one other than a pic. Again, the pic I am attaching is not mine but just like it.

 

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JEEEEZ! when they said 'hefty' they weren't kidding



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Posted March 11, 2017 - 09:38 PM

Here is a Hefty "F" model which appears to be a high clearance version of the 616 model. I like this one better but ya gotta take what you can get. I will look for one of these now.

 

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Posted March 11, 2017 - 11:39 PM

Some Hefty info here

http://gardentractor...trade-in-guide/


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Posted March 12, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Sure is heavy!  Looks like some company tried to get into GT business by using off the shelf components from the ag world.  In first pix there is a GM power steering pump there, maybe for hydraulics??  The second one does not have that. Second one almost like a Farmall Cub size, nice!  Make sure you get pictures of all the mechanicals when you get yours, want to see just what they used and how.


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Posted March 12, 2017 - 08:55 PM

Yes, mine has the GM power steering pump. It power the 3 pt. hitch.  The hi-crop version appears to have no 3 pt. hitch which was an option according to some of the paperwork I got with it. When you see a rear shot of it you can see how wide it actually is. It has disc brakes and the rotors are about 13' in dia. Mine is gray. I scratched off the paint down to the metal at several places and there is only 1 coat of paint under the gray and it's red. The paperwork says they were painted OSHA yellow.  I don't know what to think about that. The rear tires are 8-16 and the front are 20-8.00-10 .It is really larger than it looks in the pictures. As soon as I get the rear tire fixed I will post some pic of mine.

 

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Posted March 16, 2017 - 10:42 AM

I weighed the Hefty tractor and it tipped the scales at 1600 lbs. The info. that came with it said 1320 lbs but that is with no options. The 3 point hitch and rear added about another 300 lbs. to it. The tube I ordered for the rear tire should be here tomorrow sh hopefully I will have some pics posted in a couple days. The previous owner has painted it a yucky grey so it's an ugly duckling but I plan to paint it when winter breaks.

 

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