917.57562 Factory Engine?
Posted July 03, 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted July 03, 2012 - 12:58 PM
This tractor was featured in the 53' sale brochure as "good" , in the theme good,better,best. It came out with a spring clutch, no hood, no handle grips, fuel tank mounted on the engine, and was sold for a few dollars less than the 51 model(better) and the 560 super power model(best). The 51 and 62 units used a model 6 briggs, and the 560 used a model 8 briggs. There was also the model 561 in which the early ones used a AU7, then went with an AU8 Continetal engine.
Posted July 04, 2012 - 05:37 AM
Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:21 AM
I've had some interesting ones here over the yrs. One time i had a 51 model and a 560 model that both carried a 235 series number. The last time i parted out a 51, its series was 120, and by puilling the flywheel off the engine i found it was a 1946 model. So by this we could quess that all the series numbers below 120 were built in 1946/47.
There are a number of poeple out there collecting series, and later serial numbers on DB items like the Tri-Trac, the Suburbans, and at least one guy is doing all the walk-behind units. It could take yrs to come up with a complete pattern of the models.
- tractorman604 and Zekkjacen have said thanks
Posted July 05, 2012 - 05:28 AM
I guess the motor I have on this tractor is not the original but, I'm not sure.
- Zekkjacen said thank you
Posted July 05, 2012 - 01:11 PM