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Anyone here have a Homelite GT or Push mower. I have a 1972 T-16h with a briggs 16hp with hydro drive and elect PTO and elec lift with Snowblade, 48" mower deck, grader blade , Rear tiller with lift kit .
Don't here much about them on here was just curious. Will post picture in the next day or so.
 

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Paul AKA Ingersol444 just bought one after a LONG search .. I'm sure he will be happy to tell you about it when he comes in :fing32:
 

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Anyone here have a Homelite GT or Push mower. I have a 1972 T-16h with a briggs 16hp with hydro drive and elect PTO and elec lift with Snowblade, 48" mower deck, grader blade , Rear tiller with lift kit .
Don't here much about them on here was just curious. Will post picture in the next day or so.
is the mower deck Right or left hand discharge?
RH discharge is AC, LH discharge is Simplicity,
 

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It's left hand discharge. It came in a crate labled Homelite on the outside and when we opened it up it was labled Simplicity on the inside. My dad sold these in the 70's and I wrenched for him on them and was a HVAC tech and Installer for him at the same time.
Had pictures of us assembleing it but they are lost now.
 

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The Homelite tractors are relatively rare and IMO should fetch a good price but there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in them.
There is an AC built T16 on eBay right now. It would be interesting to see what it fetches.
 

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I do have a Homelite tractor. Mine is a 1960. Pre Simp. It was made by the bready company back then. And to answer Phil's post... its kinda funny... the Bready's have one blade left discharge, and the other blade right discharge. :D :D
 

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I do have a Homelite tractor. Mine is a 1960. Pre Simp. It was made by the bready company back then. And to answer Phil's post... its kinda funny... the Bready's have one blade left discharge, and the other blade right discharge. :D :D
I'd like to see that in action!
 

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Ya, its pretty cool. Seems that most clippings come out the right side... but that could just be that the blade has more life in it. its kinda cool, becouse you dont get the rows of cut grass clippings like a normal mower. Spreads it out better.
 

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Have a Homelite/Jacobsen rear engine rider, there are a few other on this forum. It powered by a 10hp Briggs, w/4 speed w/reverse, has a mulch deck that the sides curl under the blade, not a good design when you rub up against a rock which cut the deck, but it heavy gage metal and welded right back up. Has a electric clutch, which is shot, the wiring is a mess, plus all the seals and gasket started leaking all at the same time on the Briggs. So I just save it for motor parts and anything else I may need which isn't much. A very heavy duty mower, for a RER. Any idea who made these for Homelite, maybe Jacobsen, I know they built mowers, not sure if they are the same company that made commercial equipment I think their part of Textron now.
 

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Ya, its pretty cool. Seems that most clippings come out the right side... but that could just be that the blade has more life in it. its kinda cool, becouse you dont get the rows of cut grass clippings like a normal mower. Spreads it out better.
Are the blades counter rotating... right side turning clockwise while left turns Counter clockwise( as seen from top)?
 

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I had a Homelite/Jacobsen 16 HP GT for over 25 years. Never had a single problem with it. I sold it on e-bay and moved up to my Legacy XL. Biggest reason was the availability of accessories. All those years and I never had any. For someone looking to get an older used tractor to rebuild, this would be a good choice.
 

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Would you guys that have Homelite Tractors mind posting a few picturs of them . I now have two T-16 H tractors. I am in the process of trying to find parts and or attachments for them. I will post pics of mine here in the next few days. As soon as I find a source for parts I will let you know.:thThumbsU:thanku:
 

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This was my Homelite. I babied it for more than 25 years and sold it for a song (along with a snow blade and wt box setup). Saw it on Craig’s List a couple of years later. He had virtually trashed it and was asking more than he paid for it.

Parts all really hard to find. You might want to join some forums specific to the brand. Here’s one that I had belonged to which was pretty good.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Jacobsen_Ford_Garden_Tractors//?yguid=163015015
 

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If you have a Simplicity built T-16, any of the Simplicity 7000 series parts and attachments should work, other than the colors and decals. I acquired a T10 last year that I need to go through and get it running.
 

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1972 Homelite T15:
Homelite 001.jpg

With a 48" RH (allis) discharge deck:
Homelite 002.jpg

46" manual angle plow (tubes were a fabbed 4 wheeler mount, that's getting torched)
Homelite 006.jpg

and a blower (that works now, but doesn't toss worth a darn)
Homelite 009.jpg
 
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