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Picked up a Commercial 10a, 40" deck, 48" dozer w/weight yesterday. Nothing too special, second owner for 20yrs originally bought from a church in Maryland.

Today, phone blows up with Yahoo Gravely Classifieds and FREE machine in Massachusetts. I figured it was a junker until I checked the album with freshly uploaded pictures. I made a quick call to claim it and headed off to the Boston area with the girlfriend.

Here is a list of what came with the free L8:
40" deck
30" QH deck
Quick Hitch
Remote PTO w/pulley
Rotary Cultivator w/rotary plow

Here are some pictures of the C10A and L8 w/attachments











To put the icing on the cake, the **** L8 kicks over, except its out of gas.
 

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Wow, nice load of stuff!!!!!
 

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Nice haul...I don't know how you find these.
 

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Thanks Rob (GAC)!

Its a little bit of luck, being persistent, and a very patient girlfriend! Some poor old sap was pulling into the guys driveway as I was closing my tailgate from loading the C10A yesterday. Apparently the seller scheduled both of us to check it out at the same time but I got there a couple minutes early, closed the deal and loaded it. Needless to say the guy looked ****** off, but early bird gets the worm!
 

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Very nice haul. I saw that free L8 add and wondered who got it.

Congrats on the quick finger and a great haul!
 

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Blown, Only bad thing about "FREE" is that they can't charge you a 20% restocking fee :fing32: Very nice load.

BUD
 

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Well, I spent a little while on the L8 before work today. I tossed my charger on it for a bit, fresh tank of Sunoco 93 and she runs like a dream!

Here are some quickies after a 20 min degreasing session...





 

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So how many comm 40s do you ahve in your arsenal now? More than 10? :trink40:
I wish! As of a few weeks ago I had 5 or 6 at my disposal, but now I'm down to 3 with a 4th on its way possibly. Not sure what I'm gonna do, but I'd like to do some clearing out as winter approaches!
 

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That L looks to be in pretty good shape as well as the mower deck. Nice score!
 

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That's a VERY nice score on that C8 - and the P.O. definitely deserves some accolades as a great guy himself, given that he gave this machine away! Both the C8 and that Comm 10A look to be in great shape - not banged up/bent & bruised, like so many tractors of that vintage are.

You must be running out of room by now Mark - time to move one of those sacred Briggs' machines along..........ha!
 

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That's a VERY nice score on that C8 - and the P.O. definitely deserves some accolades as a great guy himself, given that he gave this machine away! Both the C8 and that Comm 10A look to be in great shape - not banged up/bent & bruised, like so many tractors of that vintage are.

You must be running out of room by now Mark - time to move one of those sacred Briggs' machines along..........ha!
I'm not sure what came of the original owner of the C8. The guy that I got it from yesterday told me he was on a bike ride a few months ago and came across the whole package in someones front lawn with a "FREE" sign on it so he went home, grabbed his truck and took everything away. He tossed everything into a corner of his workshop and said it was too much of a project for him and he seemed happy to get rid of everything. His loss, my gain I guess. All I gave the machine was a half tank of 93 and a **** battery charge.

Oh yea, I'm getting a 1961 Postal L tomorrow morning too! As long as the steals keep coming, I'll keep buying!
 
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