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#1 thetucks OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:18 AM

Hello I just bought this tractor yesterday. it says sears gt 19.9 six speed on the side. I cant find any plates on the tractor itselft other than the plate on the engine. can anyone tell me anything about it? thanks2012-02-04_12-05-01_475.jpg

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:27 AM

Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor, one of the sears gurus will be here soon to help. I personally don't fall into the category of "sears guru."

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:31 AM

I believe those were built in 1978. Great find! :thumbs:

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:34 AM

:wave: thetucks Welcome to GTTalk! That looks like a great find! I'm not up on the Sears stuff, but I'm sure that one of the Guru's will be along shortly to help out! Thanks for signing up!

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:42 AM

Hello I just bought this tractor yesterday. it says sears gt 19.9 six speed on the side. I cant find any plates on the tractor itselft other than the plate on the engine. can anyone tell me anything about it? thanks[ATTACH=CONFIG]29391[/ATTACH]


The bigger Suburbans are real workhorses. As for info, I agree with the late 70's approximation. The model and serial were staked into the bottom inch of the shift pattern plate, with that, we might be more precise. Model should start with 917.________.

I believe member Gibby has one very similar, hopefully he'll be along to answer with more precision.

:welcome: to GTTalk.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 12:22 AM

That's a Sears Gt 19.9 made in 1978 and 1979. Has a 52 cubic inch Onan engine, the largest put in a Sears up to that point, also known as the "big block Onan". They are absolute beasts, where are you located? I wouldn't mind having another one!
Here's mine.
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Edit: I'll have to look on mine, I forget if the model number plate is on the back by the tail light or by the shifter.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:00 AM

thetucks,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

Nice looking Sears.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 11:54 AM

:welcome: to the forum! You started out with a moose of a tractor Good snag.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 10:36 PM

thanks

Edited by thetucks, February 08, 2012 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted February 07, 2012 - 10:45 PM

Thanks for the replys guys. Im in the process of expanding my shop out so for now the sears is outside. I have too many other projects going on and needed more room. I will hve a 34x40 now. but I hooked a battery charger to the sears today and tried to start it just as it started to rain. the starter did turn but in sounded horrible and the motor never turned. I ll have to check it out. I did look on the engine side of the battery holder plate and the model says 917257080. thanks

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 11:29 PM

:wave: Hello and welcome to GTtalk. Yep, that is one beast of a machine. There are a bunch of manuals for all sorts of tractors here and if you don't find what you need (fat chance of that happening) use your favorite search engine and key in www.stripmine.org/sears this will get you to a site that you can download a manual for it. No cost. Just click on tractor manuals and then click on sears and then find your number (1979 GT 19.9 917.257080) and click on it and it will show a complete downloadable pdf manual for it.

glad you joined the fray! Happy tractoring!
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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:35 AM

thanks I did find a manual.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Welcome thetucks. Glad you joined. Nice looking suburban there. Congrats on a good score. Hope you get it running soon. As others have said, those are powerful and desirable to Sears guys and gals.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:08 PM

That is a 1978 Sears GT/19.9, engine is an Onan N52M, as Gibby mentioned, 52ci displacement, largest engine ever in a Suburban.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 03:01 PM

The Gt / 19.9 Twin Garden Tractor was the last unit built for sears. The year was 1979. The 19.9 was the largest engine put on this frame. It is about 4 inches longer (From head to head ) than any of the other onans. Because of this the grill and hood was modified to make room for the larger engine. A few were sold from the overstocks as a 1980,but as I stated they were really overstocks from 1979. I believe that sears realised at this time that the were not making a disposable product ,but a product that has lased 40 years.




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