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Talntedmrgreen

Show-n-Tell your 'off-brand'?

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Talntedmrgreen

Would it be any fun for folks to dig up a few photos of any of their off-brand tractors? I know from chatting with other members, that many of us have tractors (some are loved, some are hated) of other brands.

I'd like to see what other folks' have as workers, showpieces or paperweights. I know some guys are into big tractors, maybe they have a compact tractor, or even small engines. Pretty much anything you have or have had, that isn't typically shared on the forum.

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TimJr

I had this early 70's Gilson for a short time. Bought it to part it/flip it. I still have the iron Briggs, never tried to run it. Broke even on the rest of the machine - made a friend a good deal when I found out he had a similar machine and could use the parts.

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Chris727

Nothing Pretty here:My 1st MF-12 (still have awaiting restoration)

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My 3rd MF-12 (sold)

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MF-16 (tentatively sold pending completion)

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MF8E Executive by Dura Corporation (Moto-Mower)

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Used to have this beauty:

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It is now with Gene Wiseman.Have also had a Wheel Horse Suburban 550 (now traded off).Have had a couple more Masseys I sold years ago. Still have my Sears Suburban Hydrotrac 14, its a runner.

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The planter doesn't work well but I do have an earthcavator for this tractor too.Have had numerous other Suburbans over the years.

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Simplicity7013H

I had a Murray for a while. It was a piece of junk that was always having problems. I got it as a freebie from my moms coworker who had "upgraded" to a Cub Cadet ( not very much better than the Murray). It wasn't firing on one cylinder ( the guy repowered it with a Briggs I/C 17hp opposed twin) I mowed with it one and it was bad and I mean really bad so, I traded it to a scrap yard that had my soon to be 3112H. I got my 3112 in return. Next time I'm at the yard I will get a picture of it today. It's pretty funny to just look at it and make fun of it and kick it and take sticks and hit it:DR.I.P Murray Tractorid="blue">

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dhoadley

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Angst and disappointment in this machine ("The Old Grey Mare") is what led me to Simplicitys and this site. I live in a house on 8/100 acre of land, I can cut the grass in 15 minutes with a pair of scissors. In 2011 I bought a 2-family house 1 mile from home as an investment, with 1/2 an acre of land. I love cutting grass and here's a chance to get a riding mower. But, I was in need of one fast and had no money left so I got something cheap, and I got what I paid for! Shifting gears was a battle, the cut was uneven, but it always started; up to the day I sold it, when it wouldn't crank for the buyer. I was in a bad bargaining position, but I wanted it gone. I've never missed it since.

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Talntedmrgreen

Thanks for the pictures and stories guys! I know they arent in our wheelhouse, so to speak, but I think its neat understanding what else folks have used or collect.

Keep em coming!

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maxwood

Hello, I have a 1978 sears GT 14 that I got in 1980 I traded a 1969 Caprice 327 + $300 dollars for it! I have a 3 pt hitch, 42 in deck and a plow blade for it. It used to be silver ! 9 yrs ago when I moved to Michigan I repainted it, Not knowing the consequences !!

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I will probably have a hard time parting with It !!Thanks Ken in Mi

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Talntedmrgreen

This was actually a mower I found here in the craigslist forum, several years ago. Figure it will be neat some day for the boys to ride on. I still have it...have considered selling it, but it's so buried I would have to move 10 machines to get at it.

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damon91

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These are my other 2 tractors besides my simplicity. The red one is a 1968 Wheel Horse Commando 8. I use it to plow snow, It is my favorite tractor. The other one is a 1965 Bolens 800. It is my current project. I have Snowblowers, plow blades, and mower decks for both.

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GregB

My off brand, that came with the house. The wife calls it hers ^But I abuse it mowing the sand mound slope, and the lower meadow. }:) It has been reliable. Has a 14hp horizontal Briggs Vanguard V twin.

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Talntedmrgreen

Here is my JD 140H3...was a nice machine, but smoked a touch and the steering was awfly sloppy

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I traded the Deere for this Ingersol 3016PS, with 3pt and power steering. THIS was a slick rig. I'd be a Case/Ingy guy if it weren't for Simplicity

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fishnwiz

Wanted to upload pics of my RARE Devere tractor that I finally did get running today to this post but am all of a sudden having issues with posting pics. I never had issues before with pics but now when I click on the file...the pics shows as being downloaded but when it reaches 100% I get a prompt saying " No file found"!

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Simplicity7013H
quote:Originally posted by goatfarmer

I'd like to find a Wheel Horse "800 Special". That's the tractor I grew up on.


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id="quote">I know a diehard Wheel Horse guy that might have one. I'll check next time I see him.

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TimJr

I had this a while - bought it right, not running. I got it fired up - had been sitting a while. Then I had an offer for the TracVac engine I couldn't refuse. So off it came. Then an offer for the engine in the tractor - so out it came. Then the steering, front wheels etc. It's mostly gone now. Still have the variator and some odds and ends. Good tractors, just not my favorite and it didn't mean anything to me other than a way to make some money.

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Talntedmrgreen

This is one I've had a year or two now, and would like to keep...still has no spark though, and so I've never ridden it. Looks like fun though!Late 50's Wards Garden Mark Aristocrat (Porter Cable). Similar, later machines were made by MotoMower (Dura Corp) and are pretty popular. I have been able to find no info on it, or mention of another. She was a little dirty out of the barn, but is cleaned up and stored now. Any help finding a donor 143xxx Briggs or a coil would be greatly appreciated.

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rokon2813

Josh, the coil for that should be 296834.

That number shows NLA, but if you can find any newer or older superceded numbers, I still have a couple NOS numbers.

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