Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Talntedmrgreen

Four State Fun Run

Recommended Posts

Talntedmrgreen

Took yesterday off work and made a long run (1079 miles) to fetch several things I had struck deals on over the past few weeks.  

West of Louisville I grabbed a beautiful, original 616.  I had been looking hard for one of the first year Powermax tractors and only hoped for this kind of shape. 800hr tractor.  The Honda repower kit came with and is destined for another member’s tractor  

The second stop was to retrieve a B series forklift.  It had been heavily modified and in talking to the seller, his father, a former Allis and Simplicity dealer, did this to increase capacity and use it on the back of a 620 and later, a small Massey.  I hope to use it on the 616. 

He also found a Homelite T7 which had been on my wish list for years!  Some other goodies and nos parts were thrown in. 

The last stop was to retrieve an NOS powermax sickle I purchased months ago. A club member replicated an Amigo part I needed as well 👍 The 725 and Briggs were tagging along for a local fella back home. 

 

2FF69793-48FA-4DA0-B302-9B593C28CE52.jpeg

AC942895-D5B1-450D-877F-E11C5B944DE0.jpeg

466DE9F4-BC48-488A-84AB-B757162540BE.jpeg

238C2196-93F2-45B0-A12F-D0FB97F59764.jpeg

E53BCFC4-93E4-466F-9FD4-93E672916601.jpeg

CE309E23-2B07-464E-966A-4087EBBDB390.jpeg

D8DF0586-211A-444C-87F3-53C5404FC183.jpeg

ABC50D78-EDB3-4A76-9ECB-5F908801A4B6.jpeg

B1195A51-7528-4F88-A609-DF4CD7183DEA.jpeg

C5191214-F4B0-4B04-B4DF-A1B2765BAF8F.jpeg

88F51A5D-DE1B-4ACE-B731-9D53B073411F.jpeg

23A1ACBC-F412-46DD-8C6C-DC9FAA15A0B8.jpeg

1308C5D3-5414-4FF7-8BF5-BA1A69E84DF0.jpeg

42E6E92B-13E6-4D62-8775-A130A016F914.jpeg

DE1C3F71-1E6D-4A05-BBCA-3C43D526670A.jpeg

4D00EA95-C836-403C-A01A-FA299616B83E.jpeg

5D0FF265-C64D-4848-9FEB-59B510A6512F.jpeg

A3CF7583-BA93-41BB-8BA0-1DC7B0C12182.jpeg

372041D2-5332-48FB-8AD2-65A236FA5323.jpeg

8527D7FE-2318-4A58-AB22-9D38F9544CE1.jpeg

DE2B594E-37EC-4B0C-B0A5-774A95837040.jpeg

54E80CD9-7CE5-4C9A-8C7D-7C821005AAE4.jpeg

9F6BE3D7-2BF8-4B8C-9546-17513C54E91D.jpeg

B9B55255-678E-438E-BF11-AA1FA8B5973C.jpeg

EECCF3F6-3B78-48D7-9D8E-4085964034A8.jpeg

9834C027-A4A4-4E5D-BCFD-ADD7C6D1EB92.jpeg

44ECCB46-2CDC-4417-A1D0-98A508B9A1B5.jpeg

581FD319-CF19-40AD-85CA-7AE50F0D2F4A.jpeg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MARK (LI)

Nice Haul!...that 616 is something...good luck with it all

 

I just posted this and then realized I had to edit it. ...you took 1 day off and drove over a thousand miles?...my wife goes berserk when I go more than 25 miles...and there is never anything worth while near where I live...I usually have to go close to a hundred each way...but a thousand...WOW!...it does look like it was worth it

Edited by MARK (LI)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Talntedmrgreen

Yeah I was thrilled to have some windows down time 👍

I like to combine miles/stops into one day vs taking a bunch of shorter trips.  I have a pretty good system down now to make sure Im rested and dont need to make any stops other than for fuel.  

This is my second longest single day trip. I did just shy of 1500 miles last May when I ran down South to trade my 620 for the Wards Twin Twenty.

I did a 1400 mile trip to NY where I picked up the Demo Wonderboy 700 and trencher last March.  For that one I got a hotel room when I was 800 miles in, but wished I had just drove on through, so thats what I have done since. 

The worst part of this trip was the heavy rain and flooding.  Horrible.  Still managed the trip in 18hrs. 3 stops for loading and you know how those go. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B-16_IC

Wow what a haul! It is great that Honda didn't get installed,  too nice of an original to hack up. It's going to take a polishing real well. ;)

There are some sweet small parts there, that seat is a fantastic find. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris727

1000+ in a day?? I have some catching up to do then.... My longest "day trip was around 550 RT. To do your trip I'd probably have talked for over 2 hours at each stop. I'd have been too thoroughly worn out from loading, strapping, etc to make it to two stops in a day. Man, I need to take whatever vitamins you're using. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dhoadley

As a professional driver (somewhere north of 2 million miles) a thousand mile day is a monster. I can only imagine how fast you must have been going to do near 1,500 miles in a day. Trucks are stuck to 65 - 70 mph. Fatigue is a real danger for that many driving hours. There's good reason for the laws limiting CDL driving hours and rest. Back when I started, in the 80's, it was alot looser, and its frightening to think back what a general menace we were to the general public. I don't miss those days at all. Sorry, I'll get off my soapbox. :$

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PhanDad

Huge haul.

Going to add another vertical level to fit all the stuff in the garage?

At one time, I thought about turning the ground level family room into a tractor storage "room".  The room is on a slab and cool in the winter, but obviously much warmer than the unheated garage.  And the living room  was (and still) is rarely used.  As you probably guessed, the idea didn't go far.

If you have such a similar situation, maybe it'll work for you.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Talntedmrgreen

I really enjoy the drives, but yeah, the rain was a bother for sure.  I am not quite sure yet where everything will fit, but I'm working on a plan :D

The 616 so far, only needs a bath, and I'll work on polishing it the way I like.  The T-7 was 'non-running', but the gas didn't smell too awful old, and when I gave it a few cranks, it fired right up!  I haven't done a thing to it, and it runs and drives nicely.  

THe forklift will be a bit of a project.  I'll have to look at how to add the connections to my Brantly pump/reservoir, and will convert it back to Cat0.  

The 616 mower deck is getting a bath today and will go up for sale.  As will the small frame revitalizer.  The engine is already in it's new home.  

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Talntedmrgreen

Things are shaping nice👍

Turns out the 3pt on the 616 has never been used...nothing has ever scuffed the paint insode the arm joints and the top link has never been turned.

I have collected all the parts to install rear PTO and will documwnt that when I find time to open it up. 

Im very pleased with this machine!   

49E73E8D-A76B-43A0-A1CD-F5161BDEC78F.jpeg

C1663E19-0D98-4992-89FC-077421933203.jpeg

90097629-DEBE-4E4E-836B-DD1B40CB2441.jpeg

D382A45B-686F-4906-AA4A-774BB95F0BC7.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Talntedmrgreen

The T-7 runs real nice.  Cleaned up just as well.  The kids ride it for an hour today. 

The dealer tag on the dash and matching keychain are neat.  This is where I purchased the T-7, forklift, revitalizer and nos parts. 

97997320-1245-46B8-A5E1-DF7A203C8C5B.jpeg

 

2A41B7A5-AB67-4378-8B99-1CC02319C70F.jpeg

F2D0E091-4C16-4452-8286-D84B40EE5CF1.jpeg

042881E6-0EA7-4A5D-A38D-6AAC44206960.jpeg

B6094C06-F40B-47BB-A0B4-6064BA01D94F.jpeg

962E64F0-54E7-463D-BBA5-5B94F242AF5D.jpeg

70382300-781C-4EA7-9A9F-89110E786B5C.jpeg

3668F29E-FE09-4AD0-B7CD-85BB1C5FBC01.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PhanDad
On 2/24/2018 at 12:13 PM, Talntedmrgreen said:

I grabbed a beautiful, original 616.  I had been looking hard for one of the first year Powermax tractors

Never paid any attention to a 616 tractor before.

And what do I find in the local CL? - a 616:

00J0J_kRqvvAI86mt_1200x900.jpg

Based on your pics, I'd say the hood was repainted.

I posted the sale info in the eBay Forum:

https://simpletractors.com/forums/topic/59816-allis-616-1000-obo/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×