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Freebie Gravely 816

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My next door neighbor gave me a gravely 816 with a two cylinder onan 16hp rear engine (I guess its 16 hp). The clutch was smoking pretty bad after I started it up. The hydrostatic lever for forward and reverse was jambed a litte causing the smoke and I got that freed up and the smoke stopped. It grinds a little going in to gear so I guess the clutch needs adjusting or replacement. The engine runs great. Does anyone know anything about the 816? is it a good tractor?? It does have hydraulic lift and a 48" mower deck that is HEAVY!!!! the transmission is heavy duty cast iron. Thanks for any help. PS does anyone the going rate for these 816's??? :D

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Ishmael2k
These are great tractors, I owned an 812 for a short while but ended up selling it because I liked the cut of the Simplicity decks better. Check out ebay for some prices, I'd be interested but since I am neck deep in Simplicitys I doubt I'd get away with getting another tractor. (Especially one that doesn't blend in..;) ) I am not very familiar with the clutch setup on a Gravely, I know they have both a forward and reverse clutch but that is about my limit... The only real problem I remember on a gravely was the fact that you are sitting on top of the engine, this translates to more felt vibrations. (At least on my 812 it did.)

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HubbardRA
John, I don't know much about the 816, but the walk behinds that I used as a kid were indestructable. What do you have running now, Wards, AC710, Cub Cadet and now a Gravely? Didn't you have another one or two?

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Rod, running; AC 710, Bolens 1050, Cub 102, MW Gardenmark (my main mower right now!), 7.5 gravely convertible (walker), and now the gravely 816 but the gears gring a little and does not properly go forwrd or reverse. Not running; 1960 simp 700 (but another friend gave me a model 19 that I think is a good runner and all I need to do is clean her up and bolt her in) -a parts 7.5 convertible that needs a new cylinder. -3410 Simp that needs a motor rebuilt. I guess that means I have 9 tractors now!! Jh

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