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Frank Spezzano wrote:

Eric Hanson wrote:Frank,

Out of curiosity, how much is your 2 wheel tractor going to set you back?



Eric,  I believe I can get one in good condition for $1500 or less.  There seem to be a few floating around my area in New England.  The power barrow may be hard to find.  



Frank, you should talk to Joel at Earth Tools in Kentucky ((502) 484-3988). They manufacture a power barrow that fits the Grillo and BCS tractors, not as heavy duty as the CAEB, but will likely do the job. They may be able to tell you how to adapt their power barrow to a older Gravely like the one you are looking at.
 
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James Whitelaw wrote:
Frank, you should talk to Joel at Earth Tools in Kentucky ((502) 484-3988). They manufacture a power barrow that fits the Grillo and BCS tractors, not as heavy duty as the CAEB, but will likely do the job. They may be able to tell you how to adapt their power barrow to a older Gravely like the one you are looking at.



I think I'll do that, James.  Their power barrow looks pretty stout and serviceable, and priced around $800.  Not bad at all.
 
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Iā€™m still on the fence re the power barrow, at least this year (I have an unpowered barrow that I can use), but while researching small dozers, specifically the Struck Magnatrac tractors, I came across their inexpensive ā€œstone boatā€ attachment, basically a drag bar onto which you attached a 4 x 8 foot sheet of plywood, the purpose of which heavy objects can be wrestled onto the sled and dragged around. Similar to the sled in the photo I posted upthread, stone boats appear to have been around since the day.
 
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