My new Gravely Barn

September 7th, 2010 | Tags:

At the local military surplus place I picked up a transportation container that is an 8′x8′x8′ cube made out of aluminum and some sort of honeycomb material. It its 2 doors on both sides and dividing wall in the middle to make two 4′x8′ sections and each section has heavy duty shelving supports running the full height. Bruce Guthrie recently converted my old 10A over to a 13hp Honda and I was looking for a place to store it since the garage seemed to have accumulated more junk in the meanwhile, so I thought aha, the perfect Gravely storage. I had to cut the lower portion of the dividing wall out, to allow the tractor to fit through. I was afraid I was going to have to cut the handle bars off a bit to get the doors to shut, but they fit perfect inside unaltered.

Here you can see the tractor parked, with a sickle bar attachments above, and a spare bush-hug above that.

http://pilkguns.com/gravely/g1.jpg

I am in the process of moving all my Gravely equipment and spares into this shed, and the second bay beside the first will hold my other tractor that Bruce is currently converting over to Honda power.

Should I paint a big Gravely logo on the door?

I have to say that I am real impressed with the Honda conversion. Bruce did a full rebuild of the running gear on this tractor, and I have been putting it through its paces the last few weeks , cutting lots of brush and trailbreaking in the woods around my house. I don’t miss that Kohler a bit.

http://pilkguns.com/gravely/g3.jpg

It does a fine job with the grader blade as well

http://pilkguns.com/gravely/g3.jpg

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  1. “Tom”
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:45
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    The containers are also available in a 9’6″ high version so you can store more Gravely stuff in the same footprint! Cost is a few hundred more $ then the std height.

    Tom

  2. “Bill”
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:56
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    Hi Clayton

    Mine, a 8′ X 40′ shipping container, steam cleaned, painted, and delivered from 60 mi away cost $2100.

    Bill C

  3. “Mark Mangini”
    September 6th, 2010 at 18:34
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    Nice find! Thats what we use to haul our equipment overseas on trips with our jets. Throughout the Air Force those bins are called “Cadillac Bins”.

  4. “Johnny Ratlifff”
    September 6th, 2010 at 18:39
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    Is the Honda a pressure system on the oil or a splash like the Kohler?

  5. “Mark Mangini”
    September 6th, 2010 at 20:34
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    You’d have to get one from a surplus auction..

  6. “pilkguns”
    September 7th, 2010 at 02:20
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    Like any military surplus, it might be there or it might not, just have to check around. He was selling this in perfect shape for $800, this one was stabbed through one of the doors with a forklift and I got it for much less.

    Actually, every Gravely at the back end of the handles has two things that manipulate the gears and steering. Using those same two devices, things like the sickle bar and bushog can be elevated and inserted places. Although I admist that it is much easier if you have two pairs of those devices.

    hmmmm, I have a Gravely tractor in a Cadillac Bin? As long as they don’t turn into Hangar Queens!

    The literature says splash, but there is a built in kill system that will shut down or not allow the engine to start if it is low on oil, so I assume this has to be pressure activated somehow, but IDK

  7. Jerome Weinraub
    September 6th, 2010 at 18:31
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    How did you get the brush hog on the shelf? Did Gravely make a fork lift attachment????? Jerry

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