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#1 familyof7kids OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 12:58 AM

We are a family with 7 kids and 8 on the way located just outside of Nashville, TN. We saw a mini mower on a mini trailer going down the road and since then GAME ON. We purchased a Rugg 1965 mower (in major restro) and have found a group on Yahoo that is amazing at helping us with manuals, decals, etc.
Now we have got the bug and wanted to see if a mini tractor was out there. My grandfather had an AMF mower and a Wheel Horse mini tractor but TN has many Wheel Horses so we decided to look for something different. We are the people that purchased the recently listed Springfield? tractor on Ebay and need help naming what we purchased. I have done a lot of research and think it is a Springfield 36. Please assist. We also wanted to know where to post information since I do not see a forum for Springfield. This site is huge for new members. Sorry for the picture quality. It was very bright outside. Thank you.


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#2 IamSherwood OFFLINE  


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Posted May 15, 2012 - 01:06 AM

Welcome to GTT.
Nice lookin GT. Yes, it looks like a model 36.
There are several resident Springfield experts here. I'm sure they'll be along shortly.

As for posting, there is an "Other Brands" section saved for the more rare makes/models.

Enjoy your stay here.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 01:16 AM

:welcometogttalk: Welcome familyof7kids! You picked a great place to join!

If you go to the Forums page, scroll down to Garden Tractors by Make and click that heading. Then when the next page comes up, click Other Brands, I went through there quick and I see a few posts with Springfields.

Thanks for the pictures, that looks like a great little tractor! And I look forward to following the restoration!

Don't forget to take a spin around the site, there is a lot of great information to be found on here.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 04:41 AM

Welcome to the forum! Neat tractor you have there. Sounds like this is going to be a family project! Guru's will be around, sometimes it takes a bit!

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 05:02 AM

Welcome to the forum. Hope you pull up a chair and stick around for a while. Your tractor appears to be in very good condition for it's age. Good luck with the project.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 05:41 AM

Eric welcome to Gttalk , you'll fine the people here very friendly and always willing to help others . Al

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Eric, welcome. I'm glad you posted pictures. We like pictures. Glad you joined.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 09:23 AM

Welcome to GTTalk Eric.
Nice tractor and thanks for the Pics.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 09:52 AM

Welcome to GTT, you're off to a good start. That's a neat tractor.




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Posted May 15, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Welcome to the forum! Being one of 7 kids myself, I can fully apreciate all that goes with a family that size.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Welcome to GTTalk Eric, that is a nice looking tractor. As Kenny mentioned one of the experts will be along to give you a positive ID on your tractor.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Welcome Fof7! Now just where is Casey? He is our resident "Springfield" guy.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Neat looking Tractor!

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 03:53 PM

You look to have a 1963 Springfield model 36 (Model code: 63TM-6 or 63TM-7) and it has been repowered with a newer style engine. Originally you would see a vertical shaft Briggs & Stratton 6 HP or Kohler 7 HP on it. Don't worry, same manual either way. It has the original sheet metal on it, and the tires are original as well if they are Goodyears with diamonds on the sidewalls. You appear to have a great tractor. Now, things to look for... Yank that mower deck and check the "hex drive" for excessive wear (you will know when you see it) and also the steering gear, those are two parts that no one else used and both usually wear excessively of the pin holes. It should be fairly simple restoration for you, if you find a more correct engine (target a 60s or 70s Briggs & Stratton). Good luck, any other questions let me know.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, May 15, 2012 - 03:54 PM.

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Posted May 15, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Also, If you want to learn the history of the brand check for it on the Articles section of this forum. I might link it here in a minute.