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#1 Millboy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2019 - 02:30 PM

I just bought this 1982 Craftsman FF/20 Hydrodrive for $450.  I was just wondering if I made a good purchase.  Runs and mows great. Is in great condition. How much do these normally sell for?

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Posted October 05, 2019 - 04:11 PM

I'm not sure what they commonly go for, but I can safely say you did REAL good!


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Posted October 05, 2019 - 04:16 PM

As far as looks go, you did good. If the engine and hydro war doing good, then you have a good solid machine! I have 2 of them!


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Posted October 05, 2019 - 04:56 PM

As far as looks go, you did good. If the engine and hydro war doing good, then you have a good solid machine! I have 2 of them!

And I've seen Kenny's in action, and they DO plow great!


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Posted October 05, 2019 - 04:58 PM

I see you at least have the upper part of 3 point hitch, but looks like missing the bottom parts?


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Posted October 05, 2019 - 05:39 PM

Welcome to the forum !  :wave:  Nice tractor .



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Posted October 05, 2019 - 09:45 PM

Good looking tractor and welcome to the group. Sure looks like it was well taken care of. Be sure to enjoy it.:)
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Posted October 07, 2019 - 10:14 AM

I got mine for 325. But its an 18HP.  The 24 Onans were the most popular i think. the 20 onans You don't see much.  I built my own 3 point setup.  The lower arms were from an aftermarket kubota bx kit on ebay that came with a bunch of extra parts.  The arms are Cat 1, but the holes in the axle tube are Cat 0 so they are smaller.  I ground down the flanges on the end links of the lower arms to fit between the mounts on the axle tube.  I used cat 0 to cat 1 bushings to take up the space as i didn't want to drill out the mounts on the axle.   The lift links i fabricated from flat stock and long bolts to resemble the factory ones.  As a side note. I noticed that messing around with a new John deeres that the mower deck draft plate has identical looking links welded to it.  You could cut them off and save yourself some fab time.  The most frustrating find for this was figuring out what to do for the top mount of the lift links.  The original trunnion mounts are impossible to find so i used chrome moley heim joints.  With the lift links on the 45 of the lower arms you need the double motion of both sets of trunions to keep it from binding.  The original arms are longer and lift from the straight section of the arm, not the angled.  

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