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Old 02-13-2011, 08:01 PM   post #1 of 23
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Default 1949 Gravely Model L Value?

Hi,

I've been asked to help sell a 1949 Gravely Model L as part of an estate. Serial # is 78037. It was restored at one point and is said to function properly. Can someone lead me to where I can find out what the value is on these machines? He also has another model L with a lower serial number of 18639. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:31 PM   post #2 of 23
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Hi,

I've been asked to help sell a 1949 Gravely Model L as part of an estate. Serial # is 78037. It was restored at one point and is said to function properly. Can someone lead me to where I can find out what the value is on these machines? He also has another model L with a lower serial number of 18639. Any help would be appreciated!
Pictures would help alot. But that serial number is not for a 1949. It would be a 1953. The later one you listed is a 1946. The 46 should have a brass tag. Depending on condition, the 53 might go for around $250. It all depends on location too. As you are in CA, they would go for more there as there weren't many sold in CA.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:03 PM   post #3 of 23
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Gravely Mower - $275 (Morganton, GA)
Date: 2011-03-17, 8:18PM EDT
http://nwga.craigslist.org/for/2271456308.html

Gravely Mower, Model L, Serial #15157, Brass tag, wooden control handles, believed to be 1945 model. New shaft in mower. 1 new tire. Running when parked. Too many projects! I can load - You haul. Cash Only! Call Carl 706-455-0492.



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Unfortunately, it looks like Morganton is waayyy the heck out in the middle of nowhere - somewhere up in the mountains, near the NC border, with no interstate highways anywhere near it.

I'm guessing that it would be a long, grueling drive for this Gravely rescue.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:24 PM   post #4 of 23
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That is a 46 NBS. One of the 40s models that I don't have. Looks like GravelyMay would be one of the closest to it. That is way out of the way for me.
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That is a 46 NBS. One of the 40s models that I don't have. Looks like GravelyMay would be one of the closest to it. That is way out of the way for me.
1) Yeah, I checked on Google maps, and it looked like it would involve some serious mountain driving [way off the interstate] just to get there.

2) Check your PMs - I saw something else which might interest you.
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1) Yeah, I checked on Google maps, and it looked like it would involve some serious mountain driving [way off the interstate] just to get there.

2) Check your PMs - I saw something else which might interest you.
Saw your PM. Tommorow I need to go look at a free 2-wheeler about 15 miles away.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:09 PM   post #7 of 23
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That is a 46 NBS. One of the 40s models that I don't have. Looks like GravelyMay would be one of the closest to it. That is way out of the way for me.
It is 108 miles or 216 round trip.
@ 12 miles to the gal.
about 20 gal @ 4.00 per Gal
Be about 80.00 gas plus 275 for tractor.
be about 350 for tractor and mower TOOOO Much.
unless some one wants it badly
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:07 AM   post #8 of 23
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It is 108 miles or 216 round trip.
@ 12 miles to the gal.
about 20 gal @ 4.00 per Gal
Be about 80.00 gas plus 275 for tractor.
be about 350 for tractor and mower TOOOO Much.
unless some one wants it badly
785 miles at 12 MPG = 65 gallons just to get there
513 miles to get to Ohio = 43 gallons to get to home
98 gallons @ $4 = $392+ $275 tractor + 2 nights in hotel= about $1000 for tractor. I lose.
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There's always the option of doing something silly like buying a school bus on ebay near the point of sale....lol.
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Here's another handsome "L", in Georgia:


Gravely model L two wheel walk behind tractor, 1958 - $400 (Gainesville, Ga)
Date: 2011-04-14, 9:28AM EDT
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/grd/2324424573.html

Gravely model L two wheel walk behind tractor # SR-3126

This is a used 1958 Gravely Custom Convertible tractor. Has been sitting since last fall when I serviced the engine and was running good, I haven,t started it this year. I purchased it a couple of years ago and have never had the time to do anything to it. The tires have weather cracks and some rust on it. Pull start engine, It would need a starter kit to have electric start. This is a 4 speed tractor and would make a very good garden or mowing tractor. I,am not sure what the plow is called on the front but one of the guide wheels was seized up and needs some work.











As the crow flies, Gainesville is not all that far from Morganton, but it has much better interstate access, via I-985:


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I wish I could find another down here. I currently have a pile of parts. I was looking at the one in Georgia earlier.

$200-500 is usually what they are listed for depending on attachments and condition.
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I wish I could find another down here. I currently have a pile of parts. I was looking at the one in Georgia earlier.

$200-500 is usually what they are listed for depending on attachments and condition.
What part of FL are you in Stealth? I know a Gravely guy that's moving from AL to somewhere in the pan handle.
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I wish I could find another down here. I currently have a pile of parts. I was looking at the one in Georgia earlier.

$200-500 is usually what they are listed for depending on attachments and condition.
Hey stealth, I have lots of stuff. 45 miles north of Tampa.
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There's an affordable "L" up in Maryland right now:


Old Gravely Walk Behind Tractor - $200 (Rockville)
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/grd/2324011548.html


But Rockville is about 4.5 hours away [in the best traffic], for about 9 hours total, and I burn about 4 to 5 gallons per hour [15 to 12 miles per gallon; travelling at 60 MPH], so I would be looking at anywhere from


[4 gallons per hour] X [9 hours] X [$4 per gallon] = $144 in gas

to

[5 gallons per hour] X [9 hours] X [$4 per gallon] = $180 in gas


And then suddenly it isn't such a good deal anymore.

I was actually thinking about starting a new thread concerning the price of gasoline and the Gravely Rescue Road-Trip.
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There's an affordable "L" up in Maryland right now:


Old Gravely Walk Behind Tractor - $200 (Rockville)
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/grd/2324011548.html


But Rockville is about 4.5 hours away [in the best traffic], for about 9 hours total, and I burn about 4 to 5 gallons per hour [15 to 12 miles per gallon; travelling at 60 MPH], so I would be looking at anywhere from


[4 gallons per hour] X [9 hours] X [$4 per gallon] = $144 in gas

to

[5 gallons per hour] X [9 hours] X [$4 per gallon] = $180 in gas


And then suddenly it isn't such a good deal anymore.

I was actually thinking about starting a new thread concerning the price of gasoline and the Gravely Rescue Road-Trip.
That would be a good one for Ron to pick up and tell Lindey is for me. I bet she'd buy that. Note the control levers are on the ground.

I'll pass as the gasoline cost would raise it to more than I can get one ( or more ) in WV for and not have a daylong drive involved.

600 miles / 12 MPG = 50 gallons X $4 = $200 + $200 = $400 vs $350 at a place I'm going to be and a running tractor to boot.
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