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I just found out today my wifes uncle has a 1970 853 he wants to give me. He has a deck, snocaster, and chains to go with it. The only problem is I live in Ma on the Ct border and the tractor is at the southern part of Ct near the shore. I guess I'll be borrowing a truck sometime soon. I know this has a Briggs on it, but hey free is free. Oh yeah, my wife says if I get it I'll have to get rid of another one. Maybe my Wheel Horse 212-5 will be going. It's only a lawnmower anyway. Will this tractor be worth my time and gas? Not sure of the condition yet, although her uncle seems like he takes care of his posessions.
 

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Sounds like you have a good deal. Be sure to post some pic's when you get it.
 

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I think it will be worth your time. The 853's are an uncommon model. They were made for two years I think and were more of the economy model because they used a Briggs engine and didn't have the locking rear end. Free is free so I say go for it.
 
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If you don't want it, ill give ya the attatchments, some cash and keep the tractor. Ill even pick u t all up!

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Here is a picture of it. I told him I am not going to be able to come get it. I guess he still wants to get rid of it anyway. If anyone thinks they may be able to pick it in southern Ct I will contact him and let him know.
 

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Oh yeah, my wife says if I get it I'll have to get rid of another one.
Who died and made her queen? You know, if you could find a real beater lawn tractor(no deck, broken hood) you could sneqak it home and then tell her your going to get rid of it. :thumbs:
 

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She changed her mind. She was trying to figure out a way for me to pick this one up and keep them all. She's to smart for me to sneak any "junk" home. I like to stay up front and honest with her. Great idea though.
 

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Make this her tractor.

By the way this is not a 853 its a 813 Pup and you dont see the rear weights on them to much. The 813 is not very big to.
 

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Make this her tractor.

By the way this is not a 853 its a 813 Pup and you dont see the rear weights on them to much. The 813 is not very big to.
Yeah...I found out it was an 813 when I saw the pictures. It has a briggs vertical shaft. It appears to be in nice condition and........free is free.

She wants me to finish the Economy for her. It's still down to a bare frame right now.
 

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I have a basement woodworking shop full of "I always had that, you never saw it before?" . She's on to me
 
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