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Salthart

Saved one from the scrap yard..

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Salthart
Found a Jacobsen Chief at the scrap yard last week and started checking it out over the week-end. This was pretty much the complete tractor minus the wheels and the seat. Once I started on it I had an old Toro that donated wheels/tires so I could move it around. Once I got it in the shop I had to replace the points and once that was done I found it had carb trouble ( 12 hp S/G start cast iron Kohler ) . I removed the carb and in all my years working on small engines I have never seen one this bad. The float bowl had a layer of sand in the bottom so deep that the float could not drop ! Had to destroy the main jet to remove it and soon after I just found another carb for it. Runs like new ! Not the first sign of smoke etc... Transaxle seems to be ok and the voltage regulator is brand new.. LOL there is even a brand new SW amp meter on it ! Best I can tell it was made in or about 1965. No, its not a Simplicity, But there is a lot of life left in this old girl and I'm very happy to have it here and running rather than waiting to be melted down..

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JR
Speaking of Jacobsens, does anyone have an interest in a Jacobsen 72" 3-gang reel mower? I gather these things were used mostly on golf courses. It has a 14 hp Kohler, with hydro drive. It ran good a couple of years ago, but it's been sitting in the barn ever since. I even have the operator manual. I've thought about robbing the motor and hydro from it and junking the rest, but I really hate to. My yard just isn't smooth and level enough for something like this. I'd be willing to sell or trade it for something interesting.

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JR
I'm in Indiana, about halfway between Indianapolis and South Bend. As far as what I need for it, make an offer or might do some kinda trade on a tractor. I traded a pretty nice B210 for it. Even had the original arm rest-style seat in decent shape. In hindsight, I should have kept the B210. I had more use for it than I have for this, but I was trying to help out a friend. I really miss it sometimes, along with my old Sovereign hydro.... Both were real nice machines, especially the Sovereign with that 48" deck.

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Salthart just a little info on digital cams. I took this pic yesterday with a 19.95 $ spy cam from Walmart. This pic has been crunched to fit the format but full sixed pics are excillant. holds 140 pics takes 3 minute vidios 180 deg. pics, all kinds of stuff. You can't go wrong for 20 bucks.

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goatfarmer
There's a Jacobsen Chief sitting in my sister in laws garage. I believe there's a mower deck,snowblower,and tiller with it. However,it belongs to her brother,who will never do anything with it,and won't sell it,unless he can make a ton of money on it. At least it's inside.

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