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Old 07-17-2011, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Yard Tool: Gravely Model L

Well figured most of you guys here liked older stuff...I picked this up from my parents house. It's a older (not sure of year, Gravely Model L. It was parked about 6 years ago and drained of fuel. Oil is still in the crank case and there are a few leaks. I plan to take it apart at the leaks and reseal as needed. Install new air and oil filters. Then find some non-E10 gas and see if she runs. If she runs and runs good I'll take it apart and clean it up and paint it back to original colors and decals and find a finish deck to swap in for my 30" rotary cutter to mow my yard. Hope to have it ready for the first cut of the year in late January or early February.




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Really cool!! My dad had one of these when I was a kid. According to http://www.gravelytractorclub.org/pd...al_Numbers.pdf, yours was made in 1953. I noticed it was made in Dunbar, WV, just up the road from where I grew up.

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That thing looks wicked! I love it!
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Really cool!! My dad had one of these when I was a kid. According to http://www.gravelytractorclub.org/pd...al_Numbers.pdf, yours was made in 1953. I noticed it was made in Dunbar, WV, just up the road from where I grew up.

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Yep I was a little guy when he got it. Worked great for clearing our land, the neighbor's land and a lot of the neighborhood.


It's actually a 1962 from what I can gather.

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Yep it's a beast. I'll be excited to see it run. In reality I will probably fix it up and get it running right and send it back to my dad as a little welcome home present. He'll be back from Saudi in the next year so hope to have it done by then.
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It's actually a 1962 from what I can gather.
Ahh, you're right. I missed the "M" the first time. I'll have to ask my dad if they were actually built in Dunbar. I was only 4yo in '62, but I don't remember him ever talking about his Gravely being locally made.

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Ahh, you're right. I missed the "M" the first time. I'll have to ask my dad if they were actually built in Dunbar. I was only 4yo in '62, but I don't remember him ever talking about his Gravely being locally made.

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In '62 I was 19 years away from being born I believe they were built there though...
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What is it?
Looks like a death trap
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What is it?
It's a really cool power tool that can have a rotary mower, sickle bar, rotorvator, plow, snow plow, etc attached to it.

Don't worry about the E-10, all gasoline has significant amount of various alcohols, it's not as though gasoline is a discreet, clean, pure compound.
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1962 Gravely Model L

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It's a really cool power tool that can have a rotary mower, sickle bar, rotorvator, plow, snow plow, etc attached to it.

Don't worry about the E-10, all gasoline has significant amount of various alcohols, it's not as though gasoline is a discreet, clean, pure compound.
All I have is the plow, rotovator and 30" mower. I'd like to find the 50" deck if possible.

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Find one of these to go behind it for the ultimate in laziness.

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I've got the seat and mounting bar, but not the "trike" wheels.

Got from a buddy who had a Gravely.

I'll probably make a shop chair out of it.
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