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Allis_HB112

Broodmoor FDT F.S. Sould I ?

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Allis_HB112
This is a local craigslist ad: [url]http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/grd/2260273464.html[/url] It doesn't run, and it's a model # 990303, which appears to me to be a model 303, but with a 10 hp B & S. Maybe I should get the engine model #. And he says it's a 33" mower deck. But a 32" was standard. It's also a vertical shaft engine. Are they as good as the horizontal shaft engines, and can it be a 10 HP? But for $150, it looks like it's in great shape. Think I'll go look at it tomorrow after work.
[img]http://images.craigslist.org/3kd3mf3l75P55R55S2b3b5f7cdd34a9b314e3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://images.craigslist.org/3nb3m53o45O65P25X2b3bdcc8757f6ac21499.jpg[/img]

[img]http://images.craigslist.org/3n43k33lf5O15Q15S2b3bc6fcd486988c108d.jpg[/img]

[img]http://images.craigslist.org/3n23mc3l55O65P55X5b3bf23c218163881d31.jpg[/img]
What do ya'll think? T

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Kent
IMO, the problem with those model Broadmoors is that they have a 2-speed tranny. First gear seems too slow for some jobs like mowing, and second gear is too fast. If it had a Hi/Low, like many did, you could deal with it, but the one shown doesn't have, looking at the pics... The later 728 and 738s had 3-speeds and are a much more capable machine, IMO.

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Talntedmrgreen
I was looking at this too, but really have no use for the lil' machines. It looks pretty good, and for $150, the parts are always worth that. I see them running low $$, so maybe you could get him down $25-50? You just never know with a non-runner. BTW, I didn't realize you were a MI boy...I need to check out the HB some time! It's one of those that is on my list...

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mowerman1193
I thought about that little guy too.. I have way to much on my plate anyway. I have had several of those older Broadmoors in the past. Like Kent said though " they only have a two speed tranny and first is slow and second is kind of fast" In my opinion they do a better mowing job than the larger frame tractors. I have seen where some people take the newer broadmoor 3 speed trannys and swap them out for better range of ground speed. Plus the newer ones had a PTO shaft to mount a pulley on for rear tiller and revitalizer attachments.. Let us know if you get it..

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Chris727
Nice looking machine. One of the front wheels is wrong. The frame plates and pivot point were much stonger on these 2 speed tractors. I've had some of the later ones and the plates tend to get bent, then your rear tires are off to one side, I've seen this several times.

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Allis_HB112
I'm going to pass on this, I believe. I REALLY need something bigger, like a CUT, or even bigger, not a smaller one. It just looks like it's in pretty good shape overall for something that old. Collectable. He's only had it a month, both front wheels are wrong, and there is no documentation with it.

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Allis_HB112
Nah, I still don't have "Allis" up and running. I'd rather have something just a touch bigger actually, with hydraulics. Someday maybe I can swing a hydraulic kit for this tractor. This just looked in pretty good shape. I got 2 others I'm still eying.

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