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post #166 of 1700 Old 09-24-2015, 03:19 PM
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Did you say brush so high you can't see the cart?
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Testing the governor on the 16G.
The cut crass laying where it fell pretty much prevented me from getting the grass to look even, but what the hello?

Whom was being crass,,,,

The machine,
The grass,
or,,,,,,,,,
the operator,,,,

???????????


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Whom was being crass,,,,

The machine,
The grass,
or,,,,,,,,,
the operator,,,,

???????????

John, my friend, had you met that grass, you'd understand why it was typed that way.








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Did you say brush so high you can't see the cart?
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Can't see the cart, or trying to grow up and swallow the cart/tractor whole.


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Re: What did you do to/with your Gravely today... restart 2.0

Actually I have 2 of those carts. Here's the other.
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Now I know, I know, it's. . . . . Green! Yikes! I assure you it is a genuine Gravely built cart.

This is the only shot I can find showing the front release as evidence
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I know a bit about it's history having known the original owner who sold it to my sister.

It was purchased new, looking just as it does in my pictures in Weedsport NY. When I cleaned it up from the rusty mess it was,
I duplicated the decals, and original color. I did add the stenciled GRAVELY on the back gate.

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Hi Al!

I had the deck set to the highest cut level. I keep it there all the time, actually.

Doing it in 2H was really a case of just seeing if it could do it. I have more of the same growth on the other side of the stream. I really have no need to mow that part but I was thinking I might get out the 812 with the 40" MMM and see what that can do. I have found the little 12 hp motor has as much ooomph as any of the three 16 hp tractors I own.

Heck, I may even try the Ellis Challenge with it . . . . . .
The singles have a lot of torque in the mid range, but were you would see the single not perform well would be on my tractor. It would not be able to run the bagger AND the 50" mower with the dual blades - or Richards high speed decks.......

Dual blades would have handled that job even better.... with enough power.

Also, if you are running M18 Kohler engines at 3300 RPM or less, they are BARELY making 15-16 hp, they need to run at 3600 RPM to produce max power. They have flat torque curve and a steep HP curve, they work best at full speed.

I could feel a big difference years ago when I increased the governor speed to 3600 RPM.

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Actually I have 2 of those carts. Here's the other.
[IMG][/IMG]

Now I know, I know, it's. . . . . Green! Yikes! I assure you it is a genuine Gravely built cart.

This is the only shot I can find showing the front release as evidence
[IMG][/IMG]

I know a bit about it's history having known the original owner who sold it to my sister.

It was purchased new, looking just as it does in my pictures in Weedsport NY. When I cleaned it up from the rusty mess it was,
I duplicated the decals, and original color. I did add the stenciled GRAVELY on the back gate.
Very nice Al.

One day I hope to get back to some cosmetics I have planned for my cart.

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Nice Cart Canary Al
I didn't send news for a while as nothing with interest appeared! This week I've done the first and last mow in this summer, as the weather was so dry and hot. grass was bound to die and the trees too. By chance a few drops of rain allowed the grass and trees to be saved.
Now it's time to take off the mowers , clean them and grease them for the long Fall Winter time. Here is a pic of a part of the last mow, finishing close to my house
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Nice Cart Canary Al
I didn't send news for a while as nothing with interest appeared! This week I've done the first and last mow in this summer, as the weather was so dry and hot. grass was bound to die and the trees too. By chance a few drops of rain allowed the grass and trees to be saved.
Now it's time to take off the mowers , clean them and grease them for the long Fall Winter time. Here is a pic of a part of the last mow, finishing close to my house
Thanks Andre'. It did come out pretty well I thought. Long time no see.

So just curious - that area in your picture looks like it has not been in a drought. Did you water it or did the eventual rain fall ring it back to that green?

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Did you say brush so high you can't see the cart?
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Hey Al it must be that cart eating New England type brush, I got some too!

Look real close.




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I remember seeing those pictures awhile back when you posted them Don!

I actually have had biggerlooking loads on the carts than what my pictures show, and just forgot to take a shot.

I built a seat shelf onto the front of both and shove the branches down under it to lock them in. Once the whole load popped out, all in one bundle. The problem is/was I have a good distance to where I dispose of them, some of which is on a dirt road with a bit of traffic. I ran a loop through several of the branch ends where they come together with a noose knot so pulling tightened the grip. It took very little time to do and worked to get the load where it had to go. It made me wonder why I need the carts. Well only for a short moment.

My Gravelys really work up North.

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Yeah I put those up a couple a pages back. Most of what's there is from a sycamore tree that I regret planting, the branches grow in whatever direction they want and it makes it very hard to get a decent load. I'm at the limit length of my straps in those pictures.

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Had a nice visit with none other than Jepics himself today, and his cousin in-law. Nice older gentleman and I wouldn't mind talking with him about the good old days when he was younger. The best history lessons come from those who have lived it and he seems like quite a character.
Now, the reason for the visit.......John was nice enough to bring a 408 to me that he had recently picked up. All in all it's in pretty good shape but it does have some issues I'll have to tackle but I'm up for it. John was good enough to tell me all he knew that was bad which I appreciate greatly. He's a stand up guy to deal with.
Mostly this will entertain my grand kids when they come to visit so a full restore will wait for a while until they get the hang of driving it. I will be going through the mechanical and electrical and getting it all up to snuff.
A thread will be started when I tear into this little guy and yes here are the required pictures.






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Congrats, and welcome to the 408 club Don! It looks lie a solid little tractor.


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It is in real good shape, the worst is there is a crack in the transmission that John showed me but I can fix that easy enough.
It looks a lot better in person than in the pictures he posted when he first got it. But he did do some clean up on it. All in all an easy fixer upper.
Oh and I had one of these years ago before I could appreciate them for what they are but sold it. So I'm a retread.

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30" 106 mower
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Restored Estate Sulky
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