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#1 RAJ OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 02:18 PM

I just bought this on an auction yesterday and I don't really know a whole lot about Toro/Spingfield. I did see in an article on here that they were built by Quick Mfg until they were sued by Simplicity and then were bought out by Toro. I have not actually seen this tractor in person yet so I hope I didn't make a mistake. It cost me 255.75. Does it look like it's worth it? It has an 8hp Kohler with electric start and runs and drives. What's even better is that I saw this on craigslist for 150.00 :rolleyes: several weeks ago but passed it up because it didn't interest me at the time. I thought about it again later and went back to look on craigslist, but it was gone. I just happened to find it yesterday on the auction, and I went for it... Where can I find out what color it should be or what the decals should look like?

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:14 PM

The front snow blade is incorrect, but I am sure they made it work. Color on that was orange with white wheels, fenderpan, hood, and engine. You did alright on that deal, I don't have that model yet myself, but I have most of the others.

As for the history you are mostly right in the interpretation. Quick MFG was building them until the got sued by Simplicity over a walk behind tiller. That hurt them enough to sell out to Toro in 1966.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:16 PM

One more thing, I am going to restore mine with Allis Chalmers Orange. Finding the right shade of orange used by them isn't possible and the colors are usually so sun bleeched it isnt worth figuring out so use you favorite shade of orange.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Yeah I figured the blade was custom. I do like the idea of picking a color of my choice too. Any idea what the decals should look like on this? It's also missing the headlights but I read somewhere today that Bolens used the same style...How rare of a tractor is this? I know they aren't incredibly popular so it's been hard to find rich info on them. It's darn near impossible to get Toro garden tractor information without pulling up stuff on WheelHorse. Do you have any pictures?

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:51 PM

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 04:22 AM

That's a nice looking little rig.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 08:26 AM

When you get the Toro, if you post the model number, I may have some printed info for it.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 02:42 PM

I picked it up today and unfortunately it's had some owner modifications done to it over the years. The Fiberglass parts are decent but the previous owner modified the rear to fit a huge car battery under it... I does run and drive fine though.
There are no tags or model numbers on it. It does have an 8hp Kohler, if that helps. I am not sure what to do with it yet... Either spruce it up and resell, part it out, or use it as the base for a custom machine maybe. The blade looks like it is a modified Jacobsen part. This is a very simple tractor.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 02:54 PM

Sorry to hear it's not as good as you hoped. At least it runs and drives. You don't see them where I am. I'm glad Casey thought you did ok on it.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 05:47 PM

Don't worry Jordan, you will learn a lot about it tonight.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 06:30 PM

Looks like Springfield used the K181S in a 1966 model 66TE-8 and

Toro used the K181S in the 1967 model 55200. Go to
https://lookup3.toro...est/request.cfm
Enter the 55200 model number and use 7123456 for a serial number.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Garry, thanks for that, very useful for those without manuals.




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