Sorry for being away so long.
Posted July 29, 2011 - 05:31 PM
But on the good news front there have been some additions to the fleet and some possible new arrivals that may help some of you keep your old iron going.
The latest one is a '73 Simplicity 738 that I restored mechanically but looks horrible and as soon as I can I'll remedy that.
The Sears Custom 7 has been put back to running condition even if it is ugly.
And I just came upon a few items of interest that may be saved or at least saved from the furnace, hopefully if I cant get them going (running out of room) They will find new homes here ?
Anyway good to be back and ttys Ron
Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:31 PM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 07:02 PM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 08:44 PM
- Ranchkingron said thank you
Posted July 30, 2011 - 05:02 AM
Posted July 30, 2011 - 05:23 AM
Ron, I'm a little far to adopt one, shipping would kill the deal. But, some folks closer may be interested. Hope you can get some of them saved. Looks to be some jewels buried there. Good Luck!
Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted July 30, 2011 - 10:20 AM
Welcome back Ron! Definitely looks to be some solid iron there! Any idea what the black snow blade in picture # 4 is for?
It has a FMC/Bolens tag on it and from what I can see it looks like it's in good shape and built heavy.
Most of the decks look complete but the white one does have a bent hanger, the two tillers both have Massey Furguson on them and seem to be shaft drive models.
The Gravelys look somewhat complete the IH-CC 70 is missing the carb and air cleaner, the blue IH has the hood off so until I pull them out in the open and check tags I really don't know what some are.
I'm going back today to check on him and do a few thing around the place so I'll do some digging.
This time the camera is going also instead of a phone camera.
Edited by Ranchkingron, July 30, 2011 - 10:33 AM.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted July 30, 2011 - 02:07 PM
Posted July 30, 2011 - 05:44 PM
It looks like the one I need for my Bolens G11XL. Unfortunately, I'm in PA and I'm sure that shipping would be pricey at best. All the same, I may be interested. Let me know what you find out!
Ok CG here's a couple of pics I got today and the label didn't get the numbers but I do know the spring trips works and it's solid even the sacrificer edge is good but one of the frame mounts is bent shut (easy fix) and it has the liftrod so it seems to be mostly there.
- caseguy said thank you
Posted July 30, 2011 - 06:33 PM
So far this is what I found :
2, Gravely walk behinds one with a round mower ? one that looks like a flail mower ?
2, IH/Cub Cadets a 70 and an unknown but larger one that someone made a puller out of ?
1, Massey Furguson 7
2, MF tillers one small and one large one hitch between them
4, MF decks not in bad shape but would need TLC
1, AC/Simplicity Deck
1, AC 710 (old style) in fair shape no deck, the above may be for it ?
1, Case VAC needs head put back on and lots of TLC
1, Farmall Super A with a 6-7 ft. belly mower.
1, Massey Furguson/Harris with a 6 ft bush hog
I'm sure I missed some and if I did sorry, but there were other things of interest like the hood from something 935 (I know I've seen it but don't remember what it was ?) about 20 feet up on top of some other things, no way I'm climbing up there just to look at it !
Anyway guys tell me what I'm missing and what the heck that Gravely is it had 6 lead on the side, I know that's the gearing, but what do you see ?
P.S. I also blocked out some of the pics to preserve the owner privacy, I promised him I would sorry.
Edited by Ranchkingron, July 31, 2011 - 12:03 AM.
Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:18 PM
Posted July 30, 2011 - 08:26 PM
Posted July 30, 2011 - 08:51 PM
Thanks for the pics Ron! That's a lot of really great stuff there! Looks like a fun day...if only it wasn't so hot LOL!
It wasn't the temp that made it bad but between the rain last night and the deer flies it was tough going lol, but it was fun to fire up the dozer and clear some areas and level the rest
Glad to see you made your way back Ron. You definitely found some great buried treasures.
Thanks it's great to be back, and I think you're right but some of it is a mystery to me like the newer Gravely, what is that on the front it's too narrow to be a mowing deck is it a flail mower ?
Posted July 30, 2011 - 09:08 PM
L=8 lead, fastest
LI= 6 Lead, intermediate
LS= 4 lead, slowest
If it was one of the newer models with a factory 6 lead, you might have a keeper. I am unsure as to the rarety but I believe its pretty rare.