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Considering buying a Simplicity Prestige 4X4 -- question on roller


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#1 Steve Meyer OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 09:33 PM

The trailing roller on the mower deck -- can it be raised completely when not mowing?

Thanks,

Steve - Marietta, OH

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 06:31 AM

Welcome to GTtalk Steve , hope someone will be able to answer your question , Al

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 06:49 AM

Welcome Steve. If you don't get a reply to your question here try posting it on the Allis/Simplicity forum

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Steve,welcome to the forum,glad to have you with us.

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 08:57 AM

I moved this thread to the Allis/Duetz/Simplicity forum for better visibility. I don't know about this tractor, so I can't be of help, sorry.

#6 Steve Meyer OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 06:56 AM

Thanks, guys. I was really feeling my way when I first visited this site. Will be able to speak with the local dealer today so my question will be answered.

I have some steep hills which I've been able to mow for years with an old Gravely with tire chains. My better half decided that she'd like a nice lawn (i.e., not chewed up with chains) so I found a nice 4WD rider. It adjusts cut of heigth with the hydraulic lift in front and a roller on the rear. The roller rolls down with en electric motor.

It looks to be the best fit for me available locally, just want to make sure that the roller can be raised when not mowing. Plus, it's red, Daniel!! -- Steve

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 10:22 AM

Plus, it's red, Daniel!! -- Steve


:dancingbanana: :wewantpics: when she's home!

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 11:30 AM

Hi Steve and Welcome!

I have a 2wd Prestige, the decks are the same for both. The hydraulic lift raises and lowers the entire deck of the ground. When you lower the the deck by the hydraulic handle next to the steering wheel, you then set your height of cut with the electric switch, which raises and lowers the rear rollers on the deck to your desired cutting lenth. The hydraulic lift is also used to raise and lower the snowblowers attachment when you take the mower deck off . It also is used to control a sleeve hitch for tillers and plows. This is the best cutting tractor I've ever used!

Hope this helps.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 08:51 AM

Orangeman05: Was delivered last night, so just played with it a short while. Had to keep my hand off the cruise control as my old Gravely transmision control (FWD/REV/Ground Speed) is in exactly the same place. My XYL* is using it this PM. And I see that yes, the rollers can be raised.

I bought it to have a small 4WD unit; all the other 4WD's available locally are much larger. My only hesitation in buying this tractor is the bells & whistles = more things to go wrong, but got a number of positive recommendations.

I think that I'm going to enjoy this site and Forum.

Steve

* To ham radio guys: YL for single young lady, XYL for ex-young lady (wife).

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Congrats! And:wewantpics:

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Congrats....that machine should go most anywhere!




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