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brand new 40 yr old wheel horse still in the crate

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perry
i know this isnt orange and its prombaly not the right place to post this, but i thought i would share this rare find. i think they should have left it in the crate for another 40 yrs, but inside a climate controled building. now if we could only find a 40 yr old brand new simplicity/allis:) link to the pics of it put together. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290172955046
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/dos0711/Wheelhorse/bce7_1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/dos0711/Wheelhorse/ba81_1.jpg[/img]

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Chris727
Its unreal the stuff you can still find in the right places, there is a Case collector somewhere on the internet who has a 222 or something like that still in a crate that he tows around behind a restored case at shows, but I'd say the wheel horse has a few more years on the case. Certainly not an everyday sight, thanks for posting this.

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Originally posted by D-17_Dave
Bet it still mows like a Wheel Horse.:p Against this new unit I bet a 45 year old B-10 will still out perform it.^8D:D
i think your right dave. the b-10/landlords are a top notch A+ mower. all my wheel horse decks are sitting in the shed. i do like the WH rear discharge decks when pulling a sweeper thou.

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wilm169
Here is one on the crate, only 12 miles from me. http://cgi.ebay.com/Simplicity-75th-Anniversary-model-Sovereign-18-hp-hydro_W0QQitemZ160174439162QQihZ006QQcategoryZ66761QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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TimJr
I met a guy who claims to have a B112 Allis new in the crate. His father owned an Allis dealer, and they kept one. I don't know for sure if I believe him, but things like that do pop up now and then. The tractor is NOT for sale, and he wouldn't even let me see it. Therefore my suspicion, but maybe just overprotective too. I have also heard a few years ago from a reliable source of a Simplicity dealer passing from dad to son after the dad died. The son decided to finally do a real inventory of the warehouse, and they had a complete, in the crate late 1950's early 1960's Simplicity walking tractor. The running joke was that it would still have a warranty - new and unsold! Getting the parts would not have been easy though. Tim

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