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Looks like an Ingersoll YT12 lawn tractor. I've seen the Ingersoll-manufactured Massey Ferguson GT's - Like Caseman2's 320GTX, but I had never seen an MF lawn tractor built by the same company Ingersoll contracted theirs to be built by until now.

http://lancaster.craigslist.org/grd/1950050362.html
 

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I hate to say it but those tractors are ugly as sin. And not an "it's so ugly it's kinda cute" like a Nash station wagon either. I saw a YT12 at an auction a few weeks ago and I was willing to buy it... But only because it had a set of pristine Speaker 780's.
 

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At least it's not a rear engine rider. Those to me are hideous. :thSick:

And not to sound blasphemous, but the case yard tractors, the really small non hydriv ones look pretty unappealing to me. :eck16:

But it's all opinion. Some guys might prefer those machines. :eck22:
 

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X2 on the RER's.

I don't see knocking YT tractors as blasphemous - Especially since they were outsourced to other companies and sold as Case or Ingersoll. I just see that bulky hood and relatively tiny rear fenders and it looks like a stillborn underdeveloped tractor infant... That is if tractors procreated...:fing20: Uhm... yea... moving on...

The later lawn tractors Ingersoll sold in the mid 90's were an upgrade, cosmetically and structurally, from the YT line. The body was much more balanced and appealing to look at. They had better frames, decks heavy enough that they rivaled those on Ingy GT's for quality, and sturdy, albeit vertical shaft, Vanguard engines. The falling from grace was a standard aluminum hydrostat and 8" wheels that didn't match the quality of the rest of the machine. Strangely, these were supposed to be competition for MTD and Murray big box LT's... and the Ingersolls were far superior in many ways; But the limited sales venues, plus a price that wasn't competitive enough in the extremely cutthroat LT market made it so they weren't big sellers.
 

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My 318 LGT is all Studmuffin :trink40: even with the little fenders. slkpk
 

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Slk, the 318LGT is actually a garden tractor with hydraulic drive. The ones I'm referring to have 8" wheels and a regular light duty aluminum rear.

BTW, that is a sharp looking tractor.
 

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CM I believe the 318 is hydrostatic drive not hydraulic (notice the rear wheels and the 4 lug pattern), its the same as the 3000 series but has a different transaxle, if I'm not mistaken these were made for a very short time.
 

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CM I believe the 318 is hydrostatic drive not hydraulic (notice the rear wheels and the 4 lug pattern), its the same as the 3000 series but has a different transaxle, if I'm not mistaken these were made for a very short time.
I did not know that. Thanks CM2. I figured it was simply a different, more cost effective deck and older style fenders.

Even so, it's still more of a garden tractor than anything at Wally World.
 

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Some of those MF and Snapper tractors are BEASTLY.

I missed out on a 1420 or something like that this week, had a cab, shaft pto and three point hitch, rough but cheap at $175

Tried to inquire about the cab, becasue it looked like a small wheel case cab but dude said it was already gone by the time I called. :mad::(
 

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slkpk Tractor is just like the new 316 LGT I wanted to buy 5 or 6 years ago, it was hydrostatic drive not hydraulic like the 3000 and 4000 series he had for sale. That was the tractor that turned me on, wanting to someday own a Ingersoll or Case tractor. I would have bought that one, but the salesmen dragged his feet getting back to me with a price. That was a good thing because Ingersoll went belly up a little while after, then my warranty would have been worthless.

That dealership was Bill`s tractor sales and that is one place I may have to go to get the paint for my Case 444 PK. I hope they still carry that color paint, not sure what color they call that light cream color, like the Case in Classic Motions avatar. I liked the color of the LGT but the Case 444 colors start to grow on you, there all cool looking tractors. Especially when they have those big 16" tires...... In the manuals I got with mine Case, they called it a compact tractor.

Sorry if I took this off topic.
 

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The paint you are seeking is called Power Red and Desert Sunset. Both are still available from any Case/IH dealership or from Messick's , a sponsor here on MTF or from Van Sickle Paint.

Ingersoll did not go belly up. The went into Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy act that allows companies an opportunity to either reorganize or to find a new owner. Eastman Industries bought the old Ingersoll company and continues making tractors to this very day. Parts availability and warranty work continued throughout this dark period. Key personnel were kept on at the plant to handle these tasks. Most likely, warranty is something you would not have needed anyway.

The term "compact tractor" was in use since Case bought Colt in 1964 but it no longer applies today.
 

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Shouldn't that have a Cross or something similar on the grill? :biglaugh:
I actually thought of a lighted Cross since it will be going to church shortly. slkpk
 
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