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#1 Ranchkingron OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 05:31 PM

Sorry folks I have been remiss in staying in touch but I wont be anymore, life has a way of using up all your time and before you know it it's been months since you talked to anyone and for that I apologize.

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

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:31 PM

There looks to be some treasure buried in there. Wish I could find some of those diamonds in the rough. Thanks for the pics, Ron.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 07:02 PM

If I can get them reasonable you all may get a chance to adopted one or two, I don't have the room for them and cant stand to see them like that.

Ron

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Glad that you are back!
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Posted July 30, 2011 - 05:02 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!

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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!


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Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:45 AM

Welcome back Ron! Definitely looks to be some solid iron there! Any idea what the black snow blade in picture # 4 is for?

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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.

Ron

Edited by Ranchkingron, July 30, 2011 - 10:33 AM.

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 02:07 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!

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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.

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 06:33 PM

Here's some more I found today and a shot of the other dozer I used (the 450B wouldn't start ?) so here they are and to be honest some surprised me, but I'm not a gravely guy nor did I crawl all over them with pen and paper righting numbers down it was too darned hot !

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 ?

Ron

P.S. I also blocked out some of the pics to preserve the owner privacy, I promised him I would sorry.IMG_0740.jpg

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:18 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!

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 08:26 PM

Glad to see you made your way back Ron. You definitely found some great buried treasures.

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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 ?

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 09:08 PM

I do believe it is a flail. They are supposed to be hihly desirable to collectors. As for the 6 lead, its the intermediate speed.
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.




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