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#1 stubnosebrock OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 09:35 AM

Just picked this up today. Price was right and I thought it was neat. Anyone know anything about the model or year? Number is 917-8371.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 01:17 PM

It looks like a 1965 Craftsman Semi- commercial Rotary Mower. I found one picture so far.1965Semicommercial.jpg

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 04:00 PM

Pretty cool find..... I have the 1965 Sears Heavy Duty mower......they have some similarities......mine has a 6hp tecumseh in it.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Pretty sure Chris nailed it. The little I know about these is that they also probably had a 6hp engine on them (but may have been all cast or cast sleeve because of the "Commercial" rating). And they were one of the few tractors from that era that had the Craftsman logo. Seems that the early Craftsman badged tractors were marketed as commercial or Heavy Duty units.

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 09:34 AM

Thanks for the replies. They seem to be pretty uncommon. I picked it up for $45.00 so i figured what the heck. Guy says he may still have the engine and hes looking, and maybe a snowblower somewhere for it. Either way its a neat little project that won take up much space. My 112 needed a friend anyway.

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 09:54 AM

Interesting info here. The Craftsman name is normally associated with newer tractors but it looks like it may have been the premium brand name at one time.

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 10:41 AM

I think these were the first real "craftsman" mowers.......attached is a picture of mine when I picked it up......also from 1965...it has the 'craftsman' badge on the front of the hood as well.

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 12:24 AM

It looks simular to the 65-67 custom 6. does anyone know what the differances would be?




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