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Lets see your tractors

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by michaelthomas, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    Holy cow looky at dat picture!

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I doubt if he would sell it but I will ask my neighbor. He has the original sulkey too.

    What would be your threshold of pain on one?
  3. Metal

    Metal Minister of Fire

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    There are quite a few Gravely L's for sale out there, most go for around $500.
  4. Tarmsolo60

    Tarmsolo60 Feeling the Heat

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    Here's mine, 40hp diesel, hydro, 4x4. I took this picture today...I'm sick of all this snow

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  5. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    NO WAY!!!

    Threshold for pain.....honestly, it's pretty large. I'd probably go at least $500 on an early L that is exactly what I want with either the sulky or the mowing deck. Proposition him and let me know? I'm so upset that I let my my grandfather sell his 5 years ago. I didn't know any better at that point. Every since he sold it, I've been dying for another.
  6. tkirk22

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    I almost thought about looking into possibly buying this one. It's about an hour from you. Maybe it's still for sale.
    http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/grd/602728796.html

    Also, I saw a couple parked at the edge of a field near my home. I'll try to find out who owns them. They're cool little 'tractors'. Ask the locals. You may be able to find a 'forgotten one' for cheap.

    BTW, Can those mowers decks be used for light bush hogging or are they only suitable for heavy grass.
  7. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Hey Kirk,

    I appreciate you pointing me at that Gravely but unfortunately I already contacted them a week or so ago and the tractor had already been sold. Oh well, just my luck.

    Yes, they are very cool little tractors, especially with ALL the attachments they can take. The mower deck really isn't meant for brush hogging as it is a rotary blade rather than flail blade. It does agreat job on heavy grass though and will send anything (rocks, beer cans, etc) a LONG ways out that front opening. Between the rotary mower, reel mower, sickle bar, cultivator and cart though, it's perfect.
  8. tkirk22

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    Corie, I just picked up these 3 Gravelys the other day on a package deal. The story is that all 3 were running last year when parked. The white one has great compression but the other two are weak. I haven't investigated the reason yet. One may have a bad low gear and one has a broken mower deck.

    I plan to keep one if it suits my needs and I'll sell the other one or two depending on how they run.

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  9. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Kirk,

    That sounds GREAT. Weak compression is no big deal, it wouldn't be the first time I've done a complete tear-down and rebuild on a gravely motor. Please keep me posted!

    Thanks,

    Corie
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Looks like you may be in business Corie. I talked to the neighbor yesterday and he looked offended at the thought of parting with the Gravely.
  11. stanleyjohn

    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    Heres my Bottom of the line Lowes JD.For my near 1 acre cut it does a great job.

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  12. dego

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    A couple of pictures of my Simplicity 2110. It has proven to be a venerable old mule; mows my grass, plows snow, grades the laneway.....
    The wood house is stuffed full with 61/2 cord. There is 51/2 cord piled on pallets and, not shown in the pictures, another 3 cord in lengths waiting to get bucked next year. My wood is primarily maple, yellow and paper birch, red and white oak and a little poplar.

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  13. Mandoo

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    Just Picked up the backhoe last week, neighbor friend had an old barn find that included 4 other antique tractors. I've had the 8N for a while. I have to fight the wife for seat time on the backhoe it reminds her of her very first job with a gas company.

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  14. Corie

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    Oh noes! The Gravely is home! (Thanks again Todd)

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  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like Corie has a new toy.
  16. JrCRXHF

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  17. Highbeam

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    I would sure get that very expensive midmount mower off of the BX while doing loader work in the mud. I can tell by the front tires that you were sinking in muck and if you smash that mower it will be expensive.
  18. JrCRXHF

    JrCRXHF Burning Hunk

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    Yeah it came off there right after that trip to the back yard I have put the deck back on since then and cut alot of grass it was fine.


    The back of the tractor was on hard ground when i dipped the front end off into the clay i knew it was soft but i did not think it was that soft.
  19. dolmen

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    Firstly I'm new here, so Hi everyone.

    Here is a pic that shows some of this winters 2008 firing and my tractor just gets her nose in...

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    Cheers

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  20. jpl1nh

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    My "tractor" :cheese:

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  21. Corie

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    I'm not a smart mannn, butttt that's not a tractor [/Forest Gump]
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  23. derecskey

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    My '06 BX2350. Mine doesn't look as shiny as jrCR's.


    Ok, yes, the spreader is a bit large for the tractor... :gulp:

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  24. Ron Lloyd

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    This is more tractor than I need “most” of the time. However, there are times I’m glad to have the extra power and traction. I usually have an 84” bucket on the front but I had to remove it and put the forks on so I could unload my Tarm Solo 60 last week.

    Ron

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  25. Hunter819

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    Here's a couple of shots of my new baby delivered today. I'll use it to maintain my 600 ft driveway and 10 acres of fields as well as my parents 65 acre farm. As you can see, I just couldn't take a picture before I got it dirty ;-)

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