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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2010 - 09:33 PM

I have had this tractor for a while, just now getting to work on it. It is one of the last Sears Suburban tractors that was built by David Bradley. It has one shift lever for forward and reverse and another lever that is hooked up to a variable speed pulley. I got it running tonight, smokes some but runs quite nicely. I am getting the electric system hooked back up so the starter-generator will work. I have to get a voltage regulator yet but the starter-generator works and will start and charge.This tractor still has the original allstate tires on it.
When I bought this one I got a parts tractor along with a snow blower, front blade and rear blade for the Sears three point hitch. I'll maybe paint the rims quick but am mainly interested in getting it running for now for our show. Here are some pictures of the old girl.

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Posted June 10, 2010 - 10:13 PM

After the show how much you going to have to sell it for??????? Dale

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Posted June 11, 2010 - 06:02 AM

Nice looking tractor Mike, looks like it should clean up/paint up nicely.
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Posted June 11, 2010 - 06:57 AM

Nice one .:thumbs:

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Posted June 11, 2010 - 12:55 PM

for how old it is, it really looks to be in good shape! nice find!

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 08:10 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Well I did get the rims cleaned up and painted along with finding the belt pulley shield and getting that installed. It makes it look a lot better just getting the rims done.
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Posted June 15, 2010 - 11:04 PM

That's a nice old Sears. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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Posted June 15, 2010 - 11:43 PM

Those Sears tractors are the best! Awesome for yard work, beautiful for display at the shows and one heck of a pulling tractor! Nice tractor!

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 05:51 AM

I do have a set of fenders for it on the parts tractor. I'll try to get them mounted before the show. I think I will put the front blade on it also.




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