The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:58 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
blue83camaro wrote:I have a gravley model L walk behind.


I had one of those when I was a kid, don't know what the model was. I think it was around a '52-3 with a very small iron Briggs on it, you wrapped a rope on the crank snout to start it. The thing was very powerful.

If it was that age (mine is a 50) it should have a gravley engine on it although soem people have converted them to other engines. They are a beast, real long stroke so they make tons of torque. When I am working it hard you can almost count every time the engine fires but it keeps running.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:19 pm

blue83camaro wrote:If it was that age (mine is a 50) it should have a gravley engine


I didn't know Gravley made their own, it probably was one as it was smaller and considerably different than the cast iron Briggs of the later fifties. I got that and a '56 Chevy 2 door sedan for $10! Those were the days. :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:17 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
blue83camaro wrote:If it was that age (mine is a 50) it should have a gravley engine


I didn't know Gravley made their own, it probably was one as it was smaller and considerably different than the cast iron Briggs of the later fifties. I got that and a '56 Chevy 2 door sedan for $10! Those were the days. :)

The cylinder was kind of oval shaped with the intake on the left and exhaust on the right. The spark plug is huge. It should also have an impulse mag that drives off of the exhaust cam. They are rather unique. They are kind of like the kurby sweeper of small tractors.Man if you had both of them now think what they would be worth. :roll:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:25 pm

Here is a pic of one of the "scary" attachments for a gravely and a link to see more.

http://php.iupui.edu/~harrold/Gravely/attach.html
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:16 am

coaledsweat wrote:
blue83camaro wrote:If it was that age (mine is a 50) it should have a gravley engine


I didn't know Gravley made their own, it probably was one as it was smaller and considerably different than the cast iron Briggs of the later fifties. I got that and a '56 Chevy 2 door sedan for $10! Those were the days. :)



Sounds like the "53 Bel-Air 4 dr. I bought for $30 and a radio for a '41 Buick.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:18 am

blue83camaro wrote:Here is a pic of one of the "scary" attachments for a gravely and a link to see more.

http://php.iupui.edu/~harrold/Gravely/attach.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I can see myself wheeling that Gravely across the yard with that blade spinning on the end of it.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: ken On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:16 pm

that thing looks like an accident waiting to happen. if that thing picked up a rock :shock:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:50 pm

blue83camaro wrote:Here is a pic of one of the "scary" attachments for a gravely and a link to see more.

http://php.iupui.edu/~harrold/Gravely/attach.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I see another "SAW" movie coming up. :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:31 pm

There is a chainsaw for the gravely on sale on ebay. You could cut down some big trees with it :shock:
Gravely chainsaw
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:24 pm

Gravely Texas Chainsaw Massacre! :crazy:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:11 am

Matthaus wrote:Gravely Texas Chainsaw Massacre! :crazy:

:stretcher: lmao
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: mwcougar On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:28 pm

1961 massey-harris-ferguson TO-35 .. gas with a Davis backhoe and frontloader. She's been a good girl.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:25 pm

1953 Ford NAA Golden Jubilee w/2 speed rear. Runs like new!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:56 pm

Dallas wrote:1953 Ford NAA Golden Jubilee w/2 speed rear. Runs like new!


I can't believe you have an NAA. Please post photos when you can. As I mentioned, at some point I would like a nice 8N.

There is a summer camp near the Delaware in Warren county that has one. It's in good shape, the emblem is missing from the front. I tried to buy it, but they don't want to sell it.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:10 pm

So, here I am typing away and the power goes off! ... typing seems to be a chore, sometimes ....

I was looking for some pix of the NAA, when I submitted the post, but didn't find any. I had a couple of the back end with a dethatcher I made, which I posted on the Garden Web Tractor forum. I'll get some taken and posted.
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