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post #31 of 160 Old 12-17-2015, 08:21 AM
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Re: You'll never guess what I found. G.A.S. terramite time

Great find. You can take the cylinders to a company like Hydraulic Supply and they can get the rods re-chromed.

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Re: You'll never guess what I found. G.A.S. terramite time

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Big congrats, Steve! You're going to have to build a new shelter just for this one!

Well Steven has to get the Terramite working first so he can dig those new building footers!!

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Re: You'll never guess what I found. G.A.S. terramite time

Thanks guys.


I think my hardest decision is what tractor to put it on. Should be a mid 60's CI would be correct or an LI. But what one do I use. Might get a few choices going and have a vote lol. Im trying to think of one that fits the bill, but none jump out at me. So stay tuned fella's I'll get there

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Since your Terramite is a 7 spool, it is one of the "later" one's. Earlier T-1s did not have hydraulic curl and only had one hydraulic stabilizer, and used an LI. Not sure at what point they shifted LIs to CIs as the powerplant. May want to think about contacting Terramite. Long ago when my dad, brother and I stopped by their factory their sales manager was very helpful. He had his guys drag out S/N 1 T-1 for us, which they'd just finished restoring not too long beforehand. That was way back circa 98 or 99, so personnel may have changed at Terramite, but worth a shot since you appear to have options as to whether to go LI or CI.

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Since your Terramite is a 7 spool, it is one of the "later" one's. Earlier T-1s did not have hydraulic curl and only had one hydraulic stabilizer, and used an LI. Not sure at what point they shifted LIs to CIs as the powerplant. May want to think about contacting Terramite. Long ago when my dad, brother and I stopped by their factory their sales manager was very helpful. He had his guys drag out S/N 1 T-1 for us, which they'd just finished restoring not too long beforehand. That was way back circa 98 or 99, so personnel may have changed at Terramite, but worth a shot since you appear to have options as to whether to go LI or CI.
CI's started in 67 from gravely. I have no way that I know of to put a date on the attachment its self. Im kinda figuring being a later one its after 67, but in all honesty does it really matter. Not really.
Once im home I'll get a better look at it

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CI's started in 67 from gravely. I have no way that I know of to put a date on the attachment its self. Im kinda figuring being a later one its after 67, but in all honesty does it really matter. Not really.
Once im home I'll get a better look at it
Yup - you're right, don't really matter. Heck, we all know how Gravely sort of put this and that together in a somewhat mixed configuration over the years. Parts from this model on that one for a while, then a change etc. Just thought if you have the option of picking one or the other from your vast collection you'd wana go with the closest match. No idea what sort of records Terramite has, although they had a copy of the original drawings way back when I stopped by their factory. Best of luck with it all.

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Terramite was bought out by a company out KS years ago. I talked with the Marketing director a few years ago. He told me that at least one of the son's of the founder still worked in the WV factory. He told me when they were in WV after the purchase doing an inventory, they found this. And no, its not for sale

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Fantastic pics Ron! Thank you.



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Hi Ron - indeed, great pictures. Well done! Unless I'm mistaken, that's S/N 1 T-1, which I believe is the same one they showed us long ago. You'll note it only has three spools. The spools were for left/right control of the boom, boom up and down, and dipper stick in/out. There's no cylinder for bucket curl nor any hydraulics for the two main outriggers. The operator had to lift on the gravely with the boom/dipper stick, set the two main outriggers with pins and then raise the tractor with the third outrigger between the handles. That outrigger was controlled by the left most spool, which has a valve to the left of it to select between two different functions.

You'll also see it is on a pallet with a latching system for the crate cover. Terramite used to truck that around to trade shows. When I stopped by with my dad and brother in 98 or 99, they'd just restored it not too long beforehand. The sales manager had his guys position it in front of the factory ahead of our arrival so when we drove up it was out in front sitting in the grass all by itself. It was as impressive to see then as it is to see now in pictures. I still have some 3x5 pictures of it someplace but the shots you took are really nice.

Terramite has come a long way since their humble beginnings, which included quite a few guys from the old Gravely factory in Dunbar, which is or was about 3 miles down the road from the Terramite factory.

Thanks for sharing. Rob

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Did a short vid going around it


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Good job Steve. Nice video.

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Congrats on the find... I'm a little jealous lol.


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I know I already have 2 riders in the garage that need to go else where. Cross that bridge when I get there


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As an a small mile stone. Me, White Hawk and cargo in tow made it home about 11pm with out any issues. 922 miles 6am to 11pm drive


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ID:	1519033 Earned the rear rotors and calipers and pads it needs. Just redid the fronts to make the trip home. Rears are hanging abit now. But anyhow all is well. Snow in the mountains and my yard when I got home.

Next trick unloading it tomorrow I hope See how that goes Clean out the garage so the truck isn't sitting out and well you know how my day is gonna go. Oh boy

didn't grab a pic when I got home. Off to bed

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I couldn't help myself.

Glad you made it back safe bud.

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