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jay2_45644

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Posted - 01/15/2015 :  10:36:04  Show Profile  Visit jay2_45644's Homepage Send jay2_45644 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm looking for a new garden tractor. What is equal or better than my AC 314? I search garden tractors on the net but lawn tractors come up. I want a lift on the rear for plows etc, and a tractor built to last like my 314. Thanks' for any thoughts.

skunkhome

USA
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Posted - 01/15/2015 :  12:10:39  Show Profile Send skunkhome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really don't think there is a modern equal. You might want to consider a late model Sovereign. They would be the closest to your original tractor and much of the tractor will be very familiar to you. Why do you want to ditch your 314?
http://www.cornbeltequipment.com/new_model_detail_print.asp?Manufacturer=160&Vehicle=1143

Phil



"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty."

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Edited by - skunkhome on 01/15/2015 12:32:26
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lilypad

USA
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Posted - 01/16/2015 :  00:45:43  Show Profile  Visit lilypad's Homepage Send lilypad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know that any of them have a lift. Main difference between lawn and garden tractors is in the size of the rear tires. I purchased an new Craftsman ProSeries garden tractor 7400. 26 HP and a 54 inch mower. These are made by Husqvarna and are only available at local independent Sears stores. You can see them at www.craftsman.com. If your looking for new with a three point you need to look at the Deere's, Kubota's, Massy, etc. and then you are looking at some BIG bucks. All I needed was a riding mower and I added a plow for plowing snow. It works well for both functions. I am currently adding insulation to my shop and will follow with sheet rock and then the Simplicity 4041 project or the Ferguson? Will add shop pictures when it's complete.

RLM
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jay2_45644

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Posted - 01/16/2015 :  15:31:19  Show Profile  Visit jay2_45644's Homepage Send jay2_45644 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Didn't want to ditch the 314. Just also wanted a newer tractor. Any thoughts on the skid lift I made. Are there documented weight limits I should stay under. So far it carries quite a load of firewood.
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oldsarge

USA
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Posted - 01/16/2015 :  23:19:23  Show Profile  Visit oldsarge's Homepage Send oldsarge a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When you can't steer any more,throw a log off and weigh it.That's your weight limit as logically determined!!!
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B-16_IC

USA
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Posted - 01/17/2015 :  12:04:39  Show Profile  Visit B-16_IC's Homepage Send B-16_IC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My thoughts on your skid lift are it looks incredibly handy and I need to build something similar! I really doubt that skid with a full load of firewood will weigh much more than a 38 inch heavy duty tiller that was factory offered on tractors with the same rear end with no problems. Something new with similar capacity will cost as much as a new automobile. Not really much different than when it was new comparitivly.

Life is all about paying. Pay attention, or pay the consequences, the choice is yours. Rich
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jay2_45644

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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  13:56:36  Show Profile  Visit jay2_45644's Homepage Send jay2_45644 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes. it has been handy. From hauling firewood, a load of 4x4's, even all the Christmas decorations down to the house from the shed. Saves your back some.
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skunkhome

USA
12750 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2015 :  20:23:44  Show Profile Send skunkhome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
New, the 314 cost about $1750 -1850 with mower. Love back saving attachments. I have been meaning to make forks to put on my Johnny bucket.

Phil



"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty."

Benjamin Franklin
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jay2_45644

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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  21:23:09  Show Profile  Visit jay2_45644's Homepage Send jay2_45644 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice....
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jay2_45644

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Posted - 01/18/2015 :  21:25:07  Show Profile  Visit jay2_45644's Homepage Send jay2_45644 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Any close up pics from different angles? I'm seeing another project in my future.
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Talntedmrgreen

USA
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Posted - 01/23/2015 :  16:29:32  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would agree with the suggestion of a late model Sovereign. They are a real sweetheart, with more Oomph than earlier models, comforts like hydraulic lift vs electric or manual, and they can be had with power steering. All of these things were features I steered away from when my eyes were only looking for a vintage machine, but since owning one, they flat out rock. Recently the pricing on them has suffered greatly, and so it's been a buyer's market.

Something a bit larger would be a Sunstar platform. That's a real mule, but attachments begin getting more scarce, and more $$.

Something newer yet like a Prestige will cost much more, and finding attachments becomes a much more costly ordeal. I am now enjoying a couple late model Legacy machines found at very modest prices. I've literally found them at give-away prices.

Do you have a budget in mind? Personally, I'd stick to a Sovereign if you enjoy your Allis as much as it seems.

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