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Gravely1964
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The cool part is you brought one back that most would have written off.
Thats what I do. Take the cases nobody else would touch at Steve's gravely rescue and storage facility :fing32:

fair2016.jpg Didn't post any pics on the thread but she spent the week at the fair enjoying people and there reactions :thThumbsU
 

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Did you figure out what year it is?

The one I have is a 7 lever but the spools are on the front of the tank.
Meaning opposite the operator.
The fill / dipstick is on the top of the tank not the side.

It is mounted on a CI that was originally yellow like yours.
My pump is different than your too.

When i got it some one had cut the 3' bucket and welded sides on making it about 15" wide.
I have since taken the sides, welded plates on those and made a convertible 3 size bucket.

Has anyone ever tried putting original axle extension castings on a backhoe?
I am not sure they can take the weight, but it would be nice to be able to straddle a wider ditch.
 

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i also found a model 2 and am restoring it
Ah the next phase after gravely powered units. Where they went with a loader backhoe combo on simplicity machines. Nice!
 

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Did you figure out what year it is?

The one I have is a 7 lever but the spools are on the front of the tank.
Meaning opposite the operator.
The fill / dipstick is on the top of the tank not the side.

It is mounted on a CI that was originally yellow like yours.
My pump is different than your too.

When i got it some one had cut the 3' bucket and welded sides on making it about 15" wide.
I have since taken the sides, welded plates on those and made a convertible 3 size bucket.

Has anyone ever tried putting original axle extension castings on a backhoe?
I am not sure they can take the weight, but it would be nice to be able to straddle a wider ditch.
Sorry I missed your post. Unofficially after looking at the ones at the mow in (and talking to the owners) we think its 1970 ish for sure. But at this point its all guess work and comparing to non botched units
 

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Not Simplicity ..... Economy
Boy my brain is fryed. I know the power kings abit lol. Why I though simplicity.......... one will never know
 

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did you figure out what year it is?

The one i have is a 7 lever but the spools are on the front of the tank.
Meaning opposite the operator.
The fill / dipstick is on the top of the tank not the side.

It is mounted on a ci that was originally yellow like yours.
My pump is different than your too.

when i got it some one had cut the 3' bucket and welded sides on making it about 15" wide.
i have since taken the sides, welded plates on those and made a convertible 3 size bucket.

Has anyone ever tried putting original axle extension castings on a backhoe?
I am not sure they can take the weight, but it would be nice to be able to straddle a wider ditch.
you cut up a 36" bucket?

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Been abit again

DSC00326.JPG Spring booms up day :D

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DSC00424.JPG Preping for another brick path

DSC00427.JPG She might be old and ugly

DSC00428.JPG But the old girl can dig it yet! Putting the 3 ft bucket to work :thThumbsU

DSC00429.JPG Not bad for an armature lol.


I have to dig some more bricks out of the dirt pile they've been in for 20 years. And some more tarp material to put under the bricks.........


Anyhow I'll put the link to the 34 minute vid when I get it uploaded to youtube :D
 

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Get your popcorn ready


 

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Welp back at this time a time crunch. I want the terramite to make this years mow in. Thus the mow in panic saga continues...... Trailer is in pieces and so is the tm now........

DSC00839.JPG Stick cylinder has been a leaker from the get go out the cap. After getting it apart I see a whole o-ring missing. So the next saga is finding them :i_praying

DSC00840.JPG The bore looks ok with only 2 or 3 little rust pits towards the end of the bore. Should be good for a machine that gets used once or twice a year

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DSC00843.JPG In the progress front got the starter switch moved to its tm location. Im gonna get the kill switch and a choke cable hooked up so it could be started from the seat at some point.
 

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Good luck Spielberg. Looking forward to seeing it.
 

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Got the stick cylinder off at a shop and makeing me up a new stainless steel rod :D Only bad part is the price but it should last the life of the machine

DSC00872.JPG Got a gaggle of hoses made up. Right outrigger, swing and the main pressure hoses off the pump. Another $174 in hoses but cheap compared to getting sprayed with hot hydraulic oil I figure

DSC00873.JPG Missing some things

DSC00874.JPG Looking better but a bit outa focus

DSC00876.JPG Found out she has a filter in the suction side already :D Leave well enough alone there

DSC00879.JPG Only bits were bug bits.

Refilled the system and ran and checked what I could for leaks. Were ready and waiting on the cylinder :050:
 

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Forgot to post I bought a terramite hauling trailer for behind Big White

DSC00848.JPG 7,000lb dual axle electric brakes, 16ft deck 2 ft beaver tail and a 4ft ramp being able to support 4,000lbs! Makes it nice and low for the tm I hope makeing it easy to load!

DSC00855.JPG Thus retireing blue and black to grandpas beat up trailer duty
 

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More GVW can only mean one thing. More Gravely tonnage! That's a nice trailer, Steve.:fing32:
Well I just received the title in the mail. She weighs 2,350lbs without a thing on it :eek:mg: Grandpa's old trailer weigh 1,200lbs. So big difference and about 4,600lbs roughly can be added. Or about 4 riders with decks :tango_face_wink:
 

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So uhhhhh 2 years no post on this thread. The terramite went to its first mow in in 2017 shortly after last post and did great. Guess I never posted here IDK why.

Anyhow has been out enjoying quite a few shows.

20689689_1524926574233250_6191169802791736620_o.jpg Brownsville digging

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20786097_10213108360212494_676133946191358524_o.jpg and winning too! Won the digging race!

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DSC00994.JPG And even an award outstanding original condition :D

DSC00900.JPG Big Whites last horray was hauling grave digger to and from shows. Till she was traded in April of 2018

DSC00324.JPG Been hitting lots of shows with my local tractor club

DSC00327.JPG Big Red loaded for bear going to a show

DSC00344.JPG Local fair 2 trips :D

DSC00537.JPG Shortly before going to the portland show got an email from a fellow gravely buddy who had come upon an 8 inch bucket for $75 I jumped on it. I now have the biggest and smallest buckets.

DSC00539.JPG Now this 8 inch to me a clearly home made just by a few things being not totally square ect.

DSC00543.JPG But digs and functions just fine too me

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trying it out

 

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If that's homemade, whoever made it did a good job, Steve. It looks like a fast digger, especially with the no nonsense forks on the end.
They might have to handicap you at the next terramite digging contest.:tango_face_smile:
 
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