Sears Super 12, Known Problems?
Posted May 23, 2012 - 12:25 AM
I'm going to look at a Sears Super 12 in the next couple of days and I'm just wondering if there are any known problems to be aware of or components that tend to fail and are hard to find replacements for?
Also, how wide is a Super 12 with dual wheels? It will have an impact on how I transport it if I do buy it.
Posted May 23, 2012 - 05:33 AM
Posted May 23, 2012 - 07:08 AM
This post http://gardentractor...seh/#entry76536 shows an easy way to tell if it has points or electronic. If it's running, that's a good sign. They usually fail all at once, can be intermittent, but not the norm.
A couple other things. Check the steering. The slop is a sign of wear that is overcomable, but will require some bushing work. Same with front axel slop.
A lot of grills were broken or cracked at the base, just in front of the engine. Also, If the removable grill piece is missing, they can be a challenge to find a replacement for.
One last thing, while these trannies are nearly bullet proof, both my SS12 and SS10 had loose mount bolts. One of the bolts had broken and another had worn the case hole.
Good luck, and we need pics
- whyaretwo said thank you
Posted May 23, 2012 - 09:28 AM
- MH81 said thank you
Posted May 23, 2012 - 11:00 AM
I like that it is just like the one I bought new in 1970.I now have a GT18 of that same series.
They aren't terribly big, but if you want pictures, you got 'em.
Posted May 23, 2012 - 11:31 AM
Posted May 23, 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted May 23, 2012 - 06:12 PM
Once you get one, you will want more.
Posted May 23, 2012 - 08:21 PM
I own 27 film cameras, 8 bicycles, 2 motorcycles and a slew of antique tools. I hope I can stop at 1 tractor. Accessories and implements might be another story though.
Posted May 27, 2012 - 09:29 AM