Posted June 10, 2012 - 05:05 PM
Claimed to be a one year run, then a change of name...
Posted June 10, 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted June 10, 2012 - 06:26 PM
maybe one of the Simplicity guys can chime in I believe some changes have been made
Posted June 10, 2012 - 10:53 PM
The gear shift lever is straight. Later models where bent/angled.
Steering wheel is wrong - but the height appears to be short - again an early model.
The muffler is wrong - expected it to be fat/stubby soup can.
The foot rests should be pegs.
The lights might be original.
Can say anything about the paint colour. Expected red, but leaving the possibility open for an earlier colour.
The 10hp briggs looks like a transplant - expected a model 19 briggs (about 7hp).
Posted June 10, 2012 - 11:01 PM
MODEL 700 7-HP RIDING TRACTOR WITH 42" ROTARY MOWER
(Mfr. No. for Model 700 -- 990169)
Handles Jobs by the Acre...
» Ground-hugging stability
» Smooth, efficient power flow; three convenient power take-off points
» 3-to-1 steering ratio assures sharp turning, handling ease
» Full 7-hp, 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton engine
» Conveniently located gearshift lever
» Single pedal clutch and brake control
» Easy-lift control lever for attachments
» Foam rubber seat with back rest for driver comfort
» Engine heat is blown away from operator
» Lo-tone muffler
Faster... Safer... More Efficiently
No other small riding tractor on the market today offers so many advantages as the Simplicity "700." This smart looking, fast-moving tractor zips through garden and lawn tasks with ease. Saves time, money, labor ... and tempers, too.
Here's easy-to-use power for preparing seed beds, cultivating garden plots, maintaining that luxurious "carpet" look in lawns, whisking snow from sidewalks and drives.
POWER and EFFICIENCY ... outstanding features of the Simplicity "700." a modern, rugged machine manufactured by a company famed for quality lawn and garden equipment.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted June 10, 2012 - 11:03 PM
WONDER BOY 575 5¾ HP
WITH 32" ROTARY MOWER
(Mfr. No. for Model 575 -- 990154)
- MH81 and DB1 have said thanks
Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:54 AM
Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:07 AM
Below are two pics showing the different emblems from the Wonder Boy 700 and the 700 tractors. The green paint on the second emblem is not original.
- MH81 and Texas Deere and Horse have said thanks
Posted June 12, 2012 - 12:26 PM
Search Harrisburg CL for his phone number and you'll see several GTs including a restored Moto-mow and a Springfield 36.
His prices don't seem too awful bad. The Springfield is tempting at $125.
The guy was a bit curt when I called him, though. I originally saw his Moto-mow ad which mentioned having other GTs for sale so I called him to see what else was available. Instead of just telling me what and how much he told me to search CL. I did find the other ads but without pricing they didn't do much good. You would think since he had me on the line he could at least talk about them.