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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 07:50 AM

Until I saw the pics posted the other day, of an original, I'd never really
researched this one that we have at work. I knew it was old, and a Cub.
That was the extent of my research.

Is it an O?

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 07:52 AM

Well, it used to be. Should be a 62 or a 63 as indicated by the access slot on the steering pedestal. Looks like there's a creeper in there to!

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 08:00 AM

Yes it is an "original" . If I am reading the serial number as 22018 it is a late 1961. The 1962 originals started with serial number 23675. The " creeper gear" box is a valuable option on your tractor. I'll bet this tractor has an interesting story behind it!

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 08:02 AM

You might want to give the Masseys a break and start working on restoring that Original.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 08:07 AM

Yes it is an original,and like Mike said,with that SN, it is a late '61.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 04:15 PM

Looks like someone made a portable work bench out of the "O" . Nice candidate for a restore.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 08:58 PM

Yes it is an "original" . If I am reading the serial number as 22018 it is a late 1961. The 1962 originals started with serial number 23675. The " creeper gear" box is a valuable option on your tractor. I'll bet this tractor has an interesting story behind it!


Looked at the serial# closely. It's 22015.
I am not familiar with this tractor at all, other than I push it out of my way, when
it's in my way.:D

Yep, it has a story behind it.


28 years ago, as we started negotiations to buy our business, the previous owner
scribbled on the side of a cardboard box, a list of his assets he was going to sell
us. In that list was a garden tractor. As haggling proceded, at some point he
said that we didn't want that GT, as it didn't work. He was a crook, so we just
insisted that we wanted it. Out of principal. It was at the mechanics shop.
About 6 months after we finally closed the deal, we got around to picking it
up. It started, and we haven't had to do any fixing to it since then.
As you can see, it was turned into a mobile toolbox/workbench.
It's my brothers tool.
I have to figure out how to get him to let go of it, so it can be resto'd to
what it should be.
Problem is, that he just doesn't get it, and have any interest in this whole
GT hobby.
Last year, he asked me to find him a good GT that he could use
at his hunt camp for transportation.
I found him a nice MF14. He's been a year, butchering/rebuilding it.
It'll work for his needs, but, what he's done to a nice Massey, just turns my
stomach. I'll just post a couple pics, so you can see what I'm up against.

About that creeper, please explain, where/how.(I'm not allowed to touch it.LOL, so
I've never played with it)

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 09:34 PM

The creeper gear would be the short shifting lever and gear box in front of the regular transmission. This gave the tractor an low and direct range ahead of the regular tranny. The low range was mostly used when you were tilling or using a snowblower. The originals were only 7 horse power and in heavy snow or using the tiller a lower travel speed was sometimes needed. Hope you can get it to restore! Creeper gear boxes go for $200.00 on up when you can find them.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 09:44 PM

:ditto:, well worth it,

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 10:32 PM

Looked at the serial# closely. It's 22015.
I am not familiar with this tractor at all, other than I push it out of my way, when
it's in my way.:D

Yep, it has a story behind it.


28 years ago, as we started negotiations to buy our business, the previous owner
scribbled on the side of a cardboard box, a list of his assets he was going to sell
us. In that list was a garden tractor. As haggling proceded, at some point he
said that we didn't want that GT, as it didn't work. He was a crook, so we just
insisted that we wanted it. Out of principal. It was at the mechanics shop.
About 6 months after we finally closed the deal, we got around to picking it
up. It started, and we haven't had to do any fixing to it since then.
As you can see, it was turned into a mobile toolbox/workbench.
It's my brothers tool.
I have to figure out how to get him to let go of it, so it can be resto'd to
what it should be.
Problem is, that he just doesn't get it, and have any interest in this whole
GT hobby.
Last year, he asked me to find him a good GT that he could use
at his hunt camp for transportation.
I found him a nice MF14. He's been a year, butchering/rebuilding it.
It'll work for his needs, but, what he's done to a nice Massey, just turns my
stomach. I'll just post a couple pics, so you can see what I'm up against.

About that creeper, please explain, where/how.(I'm not allowed to touch it.LOL, so
I've never played with it)



:wtf:
What's your brother's idea for a kitchen table.... a 69' Plymouth GTX maybe?

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 10:01 AM

id like to know more about the cart behind the tractor. That style of hitch says old, and is the same type used by Sears.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 05:24 PM

id like to know more about the cart behind the tractor. That style of hitch says old, and is the same type used by Sears.


Can't really tell you anything about the cart, but I'll take acloser look at it next time I'm near it.

I found an old hitch like that laying around, and put it on a cart I built 2 years ago.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 05:53 PM

That's a nice looking little car you built.
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