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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Regarding the SET tax, I'm afraid that I'm prepaid in that department for several years.

Unless you're going to tell me it can't be retroactive...

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Regarding the SET tax, I'm afraid that I'm prepaid in that department for several years.

Unless you're going to tell me it can't be retroactive...


I don't think it is retroactive Alan, they only see present and future tense. Not what you have done in the past LOL

I should add that I think there is a clause that states this in their fine print.
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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:09 PM

Nice find, I came across this one down here by me.
http://winstonsalem....2846587519.html
\'59 david bradley.jpg

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Very Nice, is that an OEM Front Weight? (wringing hands, need measurements LOL)

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Very Nice, is that an OEM Front Weight? (wringing hands, need measurements LOL)

I don't know, wish I could help you. Here is another pic maybe this can help a bit..... \'59 david bradley front.jpg

Just realized you saw this picture already..............been a long day at work.............

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:39 PM

thanks, i was seeing the mule drive & thought it was something else. Wishful thinking, I guess. LOL

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:40 PM

Just about the same color scheme here. The fellow is asking 500 bucks.
\' 68 sears suburban 2.jpg

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Posted March 01, 2012 - 09:47 PM

The ones I just picked up are '64 I believe. They were still made using the David Bradley design.

The blue one above looks to be a little newer ('68 in the picture name) and should be made by Roper. Funny thing about the one above; I think it should have had the round fenders in 68? the flat fenders were pretty much a Roper only feature after '66 from what I understand. After '66, the Sears had round fenders to help differentiate them from the Roper units.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Well, in spite of the weather, my Dad, Son and I picked these up last night. I've been nervous about getting them in my possession as his Grandson has been slowly sneaking things past him for scrap. The way I understand it, there may have been 5-6 tractors that went to the crusher that shouldn't have.

But these two are in captivity and are slated to get looked at when time allows.

On a side note, MAN are these things hard to push. Might as well pick it up as try to get the rear end to free wheel.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:29 AM

Glad you have them home. They should keep you occupied for a bit!

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:06 AM

On a side note, MAN are these things hard to push. Might as well pick it up as try to get the rear end to free wheel.


Yep, the lator Sears SS series would roll (true gearbox) but not these chaincase types, it still retains the original DB gear box which was more or less built for the walk behinds with ractchet hubs, i have seen guys use a modified version of a trailer dollie to pick up and move the rear of these tractors.
It will never really free wheel, the drive belt will need to be removed and even then you still turning the chain case itself.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:10 PM

Mom caught Ryan & I goofing around... not tough to do, I guess.


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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:23 PM

Awful short video Alan, and no sound??

So when does the official video come out?
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:28 PM

I have to replace the reverse belt and reversing cable yet and possibly the muffler & main drive belt too.

After that, I'll get the other camera out (it has a mic on it).

I was just tickled to get it running.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 02:32 PM

I'm sure you were giggling like a schoolgirl in that video and edited the sound out to avoid embarrassment, too late. :bigrofl:
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