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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:02 PM

Ok gang, I am finally getting a chance to post one of my auction purchases from this past weekend. I know it is some sort of Sears but I have no idea what model and I don't think I have ever seen one before. I know there has been a few fixes on it as the pictures will show. Most of it though seems to be there and it also has wheel weights. I don't know if it is one set of inner type weights and an outer weight that is separate or what.

The info off the tags on the tractor is:


Engine:
  • Model: 143-582062
  • Serial: 8226


Tractor:
  • Model: 91760629
  • Serial: 16667
I think the engine has been replaced. I am guessing it is a Tecumseh on there now but I am not sure.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Here are the rest of the pictures:

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:06 PM

A quick google search brought me to this page on the parts at Sears. http://parts.sears.c...6&prst=&shdMod=

Looks like it is a Sears Suburban 725

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:21 PM

Those Sears 725's are neat machines to drive.
And that's all I'm certain of. The rest is probably wrought with incorrect info & totally wrong.

As far as I know, it came with a Briggs model 19 on it originally.
I also think the headlights were a PO mod, as the only pics of headlights for these I've seen were a single one that mounted to the grill. (they did do a decent job tho and those would work better than the OEM one I've seen.

It might have had a dash tower originally, I've seen pics of them with and without. Mine has it anyways.

Darned nice looking unit, very complete and straight. Really cool the mower is there and intact. I'll be out in about 5 hours to take some measurements ;)

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Congrats on your Suburban George! Looks like it is a 1964 model.

http://gardentractor...value-of-a-725/

http://sears.pammar.net/id_number.html

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:25 PM

That would be my guess. I have a much more stripped down version. That is a nice one with a lot of goodies! Good buy George!

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 05:29 PM

I like the look of it from the front. Could you post a couple more front view pics.
I'd say, that's a Tecumseh in there. Is that a horn in there, under the lights?

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Pretty neat Sears George. Who made those for Sears? It looks completely different from the later Roper made tractors.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Nice looking tractor,the sears site has this for that model number http://www.searspart.../00029288/00002 guess i should have seen you already found it better late than never

Edited by new restorer, September 05, 2012 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:31 PM

We have the op manual here George.

http://gardentractor...-725-op-manual/

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 07:34 PM

Pretty neat Sears George. Who made those for Sears? It looks completely different from the later Roper made tractors.


They were made by David Bradley. They have no actual tranny in there, just a set of vari-speed pullies and a "ride on the back of the belt" reverser. Belt drive to a clutch plate assembly. Really neat use of a lot of parts already in production.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:15 PM

George, That's a great looking tractor that you scored! I believe that it did have a dash tower on it at one point, but that someone removed it to install that homemade battery holder (which I don't think would have been stock?) It should be a recoil start. (again, I think).

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 08:46 PM

I had found this image on another site:
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Looks like it doesn't have a dash tower and has the battery mounted the same as what this one does. They are saying it is a '62 which makes it even more puzzling.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:04 PM

I am pretty sure where I saw the electric start was an option. Been a while since researched it....but the 725 I have does not have a tower....

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Very nice photographs George. Congratulations on your Sears. Looks really nice.





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