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Simplicity Snow blower Tractor

A Guy showed me this the other day. Seems like a collectors item ? He said it was 1954. I think it would take a lot of room and maybe some muscle to turn it around?

It snowed here today - about 5" so I was able to try out my Sno-Away for the first time and since we have a 0-3/4" crushed rock driveway I have started to make new, but bigger, sliders to hold the bucket up better on this surface. I had it set about 1" up however since the driveway is uneven it tends to dig in a bit at times. First time in years I actually looked forward to getting some snow.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-27-2014, 08:00 PM
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Wow, never heard of a 2-wheel Simplicity tractor before..
yes, its probably quite rare.

Some of the well-known "Garden Tractor" companys made 2-wheel tractors in the 1940's and 50's, before 4-wheel tractors became the norm in the 60's.

I just googled it..Simplicity started making garden tractors in 1939, so this probably a 40's or 50's model.

Some Simplicity 2-wheel tractors:
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Can you tell us what the round blue gizmo below the handle is for. Be neat if you could do us a video of the controls and operation of that beast
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boy i would not wanna use that for to long, with the muffler facing you. But it is a cool tractor

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Can you tell us what the round blue gizmo below the handle is for. Be neat if you could do us a video of the controls and operation of that beast
I think it might be the gas tank cover? I thought the whitish/black rectangular box is the gas tank. I plan to keep tabs on the machine as the guy who has it lives about a mile from my place - across town.
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That looks the same as my neighbour's Simplicity. They are pretty rare. But this guy actually has two that are both in excellent running shape. I'm going to have to see what year they are but I'm sure he told me he thought they were from the early sixties.
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That is one manly piece. I feel chest hairs popping out just looking at it.
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That looks the same as my neighbour's Simplicity. They are pretty rare. But this guy actually has two that are both in excellent running shape. I'm going to have to see what year they are but I'm sure he told me he thought they were from the early sixties.
The guy that has this one told me a fifties number, that I can't remember. He also said he had just recently bought this machine. He seemed quite pleased he owned it.
We had a 4 to 5 inch snowfall but it's back to mostly grass now. I haven't seen a single snow blower in action.
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