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post #1 of 23 Old 05-08-2018, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Another AC found its way here this mornin.... havent had time to look it over much but it appears to be a worth while project.
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-08-2018, 11:02 PM
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Nice!
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Looks good Lance. Even has the rear top lift parts. Definitely worth hanging on to of you need a stout GT. Of course it will be a good flip too!
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Nice clean looking machine with no noticeable rust! Good find Lance.

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Thx guys, probably not a long term keeper but its the first K361 Ive come across so Im interested in trying that out... assuming I can get it running and functional of course, its another one of those "it was running when I parked it" deals. Overall it does seem to be in decent condition and compete.

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I'd like to find some other attachments for this 718 so if anyone has some model numbers handy for any attachments that will fit it I would appreciate those.... tiller, snowblower and front blade. TIA

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I'd like to find some other attachments for this 718 so if anyone has some model numbers handy for any attachments that will fit it I would appreciate those.... tiller, snowblower and front blade. TIA
Lance that's the beauty of the Simplicity and Allis Chalmers units. Just about any implements from either badge and from the early 1960s to the early 1990s will cross over with a few obvious exceptions like the front plow mounts and the tiller mule drives. I've been fooling around with those tractors so long I can look at implements and pretty much tell you what tractors they will fit but I'm lost on model numbers of implements. And I'm just talking about the " large frame " tractors as SimpleTractors guys refer to them. I've never got into the "small frame" lawn tractors.

Anyway, if you peruse over to www.simpletractors.com the club has some good info on the tractors and a "what fits" section that should help.
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Well I got it fire up with a squirt bottle today so thats progress, no fuel coming out of the tank tho, even tho its a plastic tank the fitting and screen are metal and had rusted away plugging the line, dont know if the fuel pump works but I should have spares. Happy so far

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It's a beast...nice find....you should post teh pictures on the show and tell over on Simple Tractors...I think they would love to see it...good luck with it Mark
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I wouldnt call it a beast but I have been impressed with every Simplicity unit Ive had here and I expect this one will be no differant, its a nice little tractor.

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Yeah Lance I agree it's not a beast when compared to my Case 446 or a Simplicity 4041 Powermax or any of the other larger garden tractors of that era but compared to today's so-called garden tractors it really is a monster. Heck, I've used(abused) my 17GTH-L to pull a 3/4 ton Dodge pickup full of firewood out of the woods when I got caught back there when it started raining and the trail for too slick to drive up the hills.

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Re: Ac 718

Im not knockin it by no means, but I had a 917 here last year was quite a bit bigger/heavier, and I had a Case 446 here this spring, the 718 is certainly a GT... just not as heavy as I like them to be

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Well it runs and drives, I had it out for test run under its own power today, lots of fuel blowback out the carb so it may have some valve issues, the hydro tranny works well and is nice and quiet, both pto work but the deck itself is not turning, charging system is working, electric lift is working. So its promising but needs a bit of work

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Well, probably not everything was working when it was put away 3 years ago! Isn't that always the case?

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Ya thats quite possible... and it may have been ten years ago.... ya never know.

So far not seeing anything too seriously wrong with it

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