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

In relation with the Centenial, I want to tell a story which happens about 10 years ago. I was mowing a bad land full with weeds and bushes. I used the 7, and the 30 mower. The Gravely was doing her best in that jungle and at a moment as I was mowing close to the neigbor's wall the tractor and the mower passed over three little kitties who were sleping innthe ground. her mother has left them there to protect from other wild cats. They were so tiny that the mower passed over and then the tractor and then me and I was amazed when I saw those small cats alive!!!! A lucky day!
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Have mowed VT property 2 times this year. May 21st (really late first time given the seeding I did last season - it took!). I couldn't mow for 2 more weeks and again found it way too high on June 4th.

The 8183 powered through it both times. I'll get it done again this weekend which should only be a normal mow.

Here are some pics showing what the Gravely was up against these 1st 2 mows. I did 4 passes over some areas
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Looking good up there Al!

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Thank for inquiring about flood. BY chance I'm not in the disaster zone: this one is around Paris and in Paris. This causes terrific problems as 1/4 of the french population is living there.
I live at around 300 miles south and we had rain but not so much
The disaster is valued at more than 1500 000 000$
I knew you were considerably south of Paris. I just wasn't sure where the trouble way. Glad to hear you're okay!


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Thank you so much Mickey to take care ! To share is not limited to the tractors and I apreciate a plenty
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Re: What did you do to/with your Gravely today... restart 2.0

Last month I picked up a 1960 LI. Here are a couple of pictures.





I stupidly said to myself as I drove to pick it up that although the Gravely would have to be pushed up onto the truck, when I got it home I would drive it off. I thought it would be easy. I had a rebuilt mag and carb sitting in the garage how hard could it be?

Here is a video of my easy task that ended up taking all week long. Of course I wasn't going at it that hard.


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Have mowed VT property 2 times this year. May 21st (really late first time given the seeding I did last season - it took!). I couldn't mow for 2 more weeks and again found it way too high on June 4th.

The 8183 powered through it both times. I'll get it done again this weekend which should only be a normal mow.

Here are some pics showing what the Gravely was up against these 1st 2 mows. I did 4 passes over some areas
Wow!! Talk about a beautiful piece of property! You've got the right machines to take of it.

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Last month I picked up a 1960 LI. Here are a couple of pictures. I stupidly said to myself as I drove to pick it up that although the Gravely would have to be pushed up onto the truck, when I got it home I would drive it off. I thought it would be easy. I had a rebuilt mag and carb sitting in the garage how hard could it be?

Here is a video of my easy task that ended up taking all week long. Of course I wasn't going at it that hard.
Great stuff! Congrats on the new addition! Thanks for posting the video too. It's always great seeing live action footage of our machines.

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

Looking good up there Al. Nice to have the seat time, for sure.


Good to hear that all is well Andre. I've done the same thing with nests of bunny rabbits with the Gravely and with the brush hog on the big tractor. Little rabbits running out everywhere in all directions. It's quite a sight.


Looks like a good solid tractor Matt. Nice grab. These tractors have personalities and some of them get quite cantankerous.



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I'll update my 816 thread pretty soon with pictures but I've been cleaning parts, taking inventory and I'm also pretty close to having the R&P conversion done.

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[QUOTE=gravely1964;9620034]Attachment 1708618 Cultivate garden check



What is growing in the garden ?




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My 816S is a winter machine with a 38" blower and 48" blade. I went to start it a few weeks ago and it acted as if the battery were dying. It is a new battery. Leaving it on charge for a few days did nothing to rectify things. My guess is a bad connection someplace. Failing that, maybe the switch? I really don't know except to start checking things. The 816S is as simple electrically as can be imagined. A 3 amp stator charges the battery after about an hour of running. It also feeds a separate AC circuit that powers what are laughingly called headlights.

Anyway, today my daughter and I fetched the tractor up a hill from the shed where it was stored up to the garage where we'll work on it. It displaced one of the 16Gs, which is now down in the shed where the 816S was.


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So far onions Just planted tomatoes and peas are in route now too

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My 816S is a winter machine with a 38" blower and 48" blade. I went to start it a few weeks ago and it acted as if the battery were dying. It is a new battery. Leaving it on charge for a few days did nothing to rectify things. My guess is a bad connection someplace. Failing that, maybe the switch? I really don't know except to start checking things. The 816S is as simple electrically as can be imagined. A 3 amp stator charges the battery after about an hour of running. It also feeds a separate AC circuit that powers what are laughingly called headlights.

Anyway, today my daughter and I fetched the tractor up a hill from the shed where it was stored up to the garage where we'll work on it. It displaced one of the 16Gs, which is now down in the shed where the 816S was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA-T...ature=youtu.be
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I've just seen and heard in TV news the terrible massacree in Orlando!
My thoughts are with all american people in that awfulmoments!
I want to share more than Gravelys
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