Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
Boney

Reccomendations please

Recommended Posts

Boney
I am new to old tractors and would like to start off on the right foot if possible. What I am asking is what tractor would you reccomend for a new person to old tractors ? Considering ease of getting parts, ease of working on tractor. If possible I would like to get a tractor that I can use hydrolic attachments on. My lawn size is small. Thnx for any suggestions :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kent
Not sure what you mean about hydraulic attachments... The only Allis/Simplicity that has the capability for hydraulic attachments, to my knowledge, is the PowrMax series (Allis 616/620/720 or Simplicity 4040/4041/9020). That tractor is overkill for a small lawn...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom_Byrne
MY TWO CENTS: I agree with Kent- what type of attachments are you talking about? A huge tractor on a small lawn is difficult. But also, a "small lawn" is relative your town (Small in my area is a 50 x 100 lot). My 1966 707 Broadmoor will do most of the chores I want, such as plowing the driveway, blowing snow, towing the cart with topsoil, and cutting the grass. The 32 inch deck gets you around a smaller lawn better also. My 2010 is a little too big for my yard for cutting grass but it's a better workhorse than the Broadmoor is for plowing snow and such. A plus for the Broadmoor: They can usually be had pretty cheap and parts are easy to find. Figure what you need and go from there. Or you could do what I did- get both!:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boney
Was hoping to maybe add a log splitter to it when needed, but thats ok. I dont want to get an over kill size tractor, the nieghbors already laugh at me dont need to give them another reason lol lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boney
I am looking for something to cut the lawn with on a weekly bases and also as a hobbie. I do like the look of the foot dragger models { i learned that today :) } but i am not sure if they would be too big for a 1 acre lot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kent
They're certainly not too big for a 1 acre lot. You may want to stick with a 42" mower deck, though, especially if you have lot of things to trim around, like trees, shrubs, outbuildings, etc. I also think the 42" deck mows a little better on my rough yard than a 48" one does, though it certainly takes a few minutes longer to mow... Here's a list of SOME of the attachments that were available for the old "foot-draggers". Even more things were available, and some of these are VERY rare, so don't count on finding one of them... But, it's good to know that it can/was done, if nothing else... http://simpletractors.com/Main/b_attachments.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • s_stephen
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Chris727
      Chris727
      (36 years old)
    2. jdwilson
      jdwilson
      (64 years old)
  • Recent Status Updates

    • jbrooks

      jbrooks  »  Talntedmrgreen

      Josh
       
      folowing  this from a link at the downloads.  I just rescued an AC 920 with the lambodini diesel. I can' t download  yet .  Where did you find the PDF copy you posted. . I would like to figure out how to adjust the injection pump. 
      I assume it's a bosche, correct
      · 0 replies
    • dav-1

      dav-1  »  Talntedmrgreen

        Over a year ago, you answered a question I had about the tool bar for my FDT. In your reply dated Dec 31, 2019  you said the spacer, part #16, goes in the bar to allow for up and down depth adjustment. does this mean the bolt has to be tightened at whatever depth desired or does the bolt slide up and down, allowing the lower hitch to free float?
         If it is tightened so the lower hitch and the bar are rigid, then is the depth to be controlled by the shoes? Or by the lift handle?
        Is there any kind of user directions for the tool bar? The Outdoor Power Manual basically shows how to assemble the bar but not how to use it
      · 1 reply
  • Adverts

×