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    Last week we had a 75-foot Norway Spruce taken down. The tree company shredded the limbs, but filled their truck before they were done. They asked if they could dump the mulch nearby so I had them dump the load just past my vineyard. The stuff was starting to kill the grass under it and I'm only days away from starting to mow. So, I put my little front end loader on the 20G Gravely tractor and started hauling it.


    It's truly a Studebaker. See the oil leak?


    Actually, it has some Studebaker parts on it. The oil light sender was leaking oil badly and I found that a NOS '59-'61 Lark sender fit right in. Also, it was leaking at the pan plug so I went down to my Studebaker parts depot and got one of the 19 NOS Studebaker plug gaskets I had- perfect fit, no leak.
    If that isn't enough Studebaker content this 1990 Gravely has two older brothers in the garage, a 1962 Model L (two wheeler) that says Gravely, Division of Studebaker-Packard, and a 1972 Model 430 (four-wheeler) that says Division of Studebaker right on the console. Its engine is an Onan which also says Division of Studebaker.




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    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

  • #2
    Paul,

    When I was in school in the early '70's, I spent a summer working at a Scout camp outside Staunton. At the time, they had a Studebaker manufactured Gravely for cutting the grass.

    Gary


    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

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    • #3
      Paul,

      When I was in school in the early '70's, I spent a summer working at a Scout camp outside Staunton. At the time, they had a Studebaker manufactured Gravely for cutting the grass.

      Gary


      Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

      Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

      Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.
      Join me in removing narcissists, trolls, self annoited "experts" and general idiots via the Ignore button.

      The official SDC Forum heel nipper ���

      �Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.� E. Joseph Cossman

      For every mile of road, there are 2 miles of ditch. ���

      "All lies matter - fight the kleptocracy"

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      • #4
        A Gravely is truly a modern link to Studebaker. And Onan still makes generators. So, I guess Studebaker does live on in many ways.

        Ready for a trip to the beach!

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        • #5
          A Gravely is truly a modern link to Studebaker. And Onan still makes generators. So, I guess Studebaker does live on in many ways.

          Ready for a trip to the beach!

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          • #6
            Up until late summer we were still using a Clarke floor cleaner made by Studebaker at the gym I run a CYO program at. I used to drive my Studebaker truck up to the gym to run a Studebaker floor machine, how many of you can say that?

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            • #7
              Up until late summer we were still using a Clarke floor cleaner made by Studebaker at the gym I run a CYO program at. I used to drive my Studebaker truck up to the gym to run a Studebaker floor machine, how many of you can say that?

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              • #8
                This is my "other" Studebaker. A 1978, 10 H.P. Gravely that I bought new in South Bend and had shipped to Arkansas. After it spent a 22-year career working at my lake resort it was retired to my new home in 2000 and now only cuts about an acre of grass and pulls a wagon. It's only been in the shop once in 30 years and that was two years ago to have a new forward clutch installed.
                My daily "worker".
                This is truly one of the last wheeled Studebakers. CLARK-GRAVELY CORP. A Studebaker-Worthington Company.

                Dick
                Mountain Home, AR
                http://livingintheozarks.com/studebaker.htm







                Dick
                Mountain Home, AR
                http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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                • #9
                  This is my "other" Studebaker. A 1978, 10 H.P. Gravely that I bought new in South Bend and had shipped to Arkansas. After it spent a 22-year career working at my lake resort it was retired to my new home in 2000 and now only cuts about an acre of grass and pulls a wagon. It's only been in the shop once in 30 years and that was two years ago to have a new forward clutch installed.
                  My daily "worker".
                  This is truly one of the last wheeled Studebakers. CLARK-GRAVELY CORP. A Studebaker-Worthington Company.

                  Dick
                  Mountain Home, AR
                  http://livingintheozarks.com/studebaker.htm







                  Dick
                  Mountain Home, AR
                  http://www.livingintheozarks.com/studebaker2.htm

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                  • #10
                    Paul, if that little pile of mulch is all that's left of a 75' Christmas tree, they either did some serious grinding or else that guy was mighty spindly! Or did they haul a really big load off when they left?

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                    • #11
                      Paul, if that little pile of mulch is all that's left of a 75' Christmas tree, they either did some serious grinding or else that guy was mighty spindly! Or did they haul a really big load off when they left?

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

                        Paul, if that little pile of mulch is all that's left of a 75' Christmas tree, they either did some serious grinding or else that guy was mighty spindly! Or did they haul a really big load off when they left?
                        The mulch was from about 2/3s of the branches only. They had a boom truck flatbed that picked up the pieces of trunk and carried them away. And, the shredder truck carried off the rest of the limb mulch. We were very impressed with the crew. The owner came and gave us an estimate. We OKed it and he said he would be there Monday morning at 7 am. At 6:59 Monday we heard his four trucks positioning (a bucket truck which he used to do the cutting, a flatbed with a crane for the big pieces, the shredder truck and a pickup pulling the stump grinder). They were finished at 10:30 and the only trace of the tree was a pile of shredded stump (and the pile pictured). The Norway measured nine feet four inches around three feet above the ground. I can take down trees, but not when they are 20 feet from the house one direction and 20 feet from the power lines the other way.


                        [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                        Museum R-4 engine
                        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

                          Paul, if that little pile of mulch is all that's left of a 75' Christmas tree, they either did some serious grinding or else that guy was mighty spindly! Or did they haul a really big load off when they left?
                          The mulch was from about 2/3s of the branches only. They had a boom truck flatbed that picked up the pieces of trunk and carried them away. And, the shredder truck carried off the rest of the limb mulch. We were very impressed with the crew. The owner came and gave us an estimate. We OKed it and he said he would be there Monday morning at 7 am. At 6:59 Monday we heard his four trucks positioning (a bucket truck which he used to do the cutting, a flatbed with a crane for the big pieces, the shredder truck and a pickup pulling the stump grinder). They were finished at 10:30 and the only trace of the tree was a pile of shredded stump (and the pile pictured). The Norway measured nine feet four inches around three feet above the ground. I can take down trees, but not when they are 20 feet from the house one direction and 20 feet from the power lines the other way.


                          [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                          Museum R-4 engine
                          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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