Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Sears Suburban Cutting Deck


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

MFDAC

    Only member from Western South Dakota!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5815
  • 2,026 Thanks
  • 1,122 posts
  • Location: East of Rapid City, SD in Rapid Valley

Posted October 09, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Hello, I recently aquired this 42" cutting deck as it was going to be scrapped. I couldn't let that happen even tho I don't have a Sears tractor. There is a pully and bracket with it and from what I can tell by reading in this section it fits in front of the front axle. 2 of these pics are of the hood from the tractor the deck came off of.

My question is can anyone identfy the year of these parts, and know if the deck will fit any other brand of tractors? Any help is appreciated!

DAC

Attached Thumbnails

  • Sears Sub cutting deck 001.jpg
  • Sears Sub cutting deck 002.jpg
  • Sears Sub cutting deck 005.jpg
  • Sears Sub cutting deck 006.jpg
  • Sears Sub cutting deck 003.jpg
  • Sears Sub cutting deck 004.jpg
  • FJ Sears tractor hood 002.jpg
  • FJ Sears tractor hood 003.jpg


#2 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,243 Thanks
  • 28,599 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 09, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Awww, man, an original Sears White deck.
Good save. Now you've got to find a 'Burban to put over it.

As for what else it'd fit... not much without mods. The Roper's from that era and that's about the end of list other than the Sears.
Seen a couple with dolly wheels and a vertical motor mounted on them used as a tow behind.
  • MFDAC said thank you

#3 MFDAC OFFLINE  

MFDAC

    Only member from Western South Dakota!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5815
  • 2,026 Thanks
  • 1,122 posts
  • Location: East of Rapid City, SD in Rapid Valley

Posted October 09, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Awww, man, an original Sears White deck.
Good save. Now you've got to find a 'Burban to put over it.

As for what else it'd fit... not much without mods. The Roper's from that era and that's about the end of list other than the Sears.
Seen a couple with dolly wheels and a vertical motor mounted on them used as a tow behind.


Thanks for the reply. Any idea of an approximate year? I really don't know what to do with it but I found a hole to shoehorn it into a shed. The guy that was scrapping this started a refurbish on the tractor and after he repainted the ouside of the deck decided he was going to scrap the deck. Don't ask why because I don't understand it either!

Later---DAC

#4 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,243 Thanks
  • 28,599 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 10, 2012 - 12:50 AM

They used pretty much the same deck from, say, 67- mid 70's
Nice to see one more survived. I was just happy my SS12 had at leastthe OEM replacement deck. (they were black)
  • MFDAC said thank you

#5 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted October 10, 2012 - 04:32 AM

Good save,that deck looks in good condition.
  • MFDAC said thank you

#6 robert_p43 OFFLINE  

robert_p43
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11040
  • 572 Thanks
  • 534 posts
  • Location: Virginia

Posted October 10, 2012 - 06:46 AM

That deck is the same as the one that is on the 67 sears suburban 10 that I just bought. The pulleys mount on the front and the mower belt goes from the engine pulley, around that pulley and then to the one on the deck. There is also an idler pulley on the tractor with a lever to tighten the belt so as to engage the mower. I will be removing mine and storing it for awhile but I won't scrap it. Someone sprayed mine black but the black is coming off and you can see the origional white underneath.
  • MFDAC said thank you

#7 MFDAC OFFLINE  

MFDAC

    Only member from Western South Dakota!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5815
  • 2,026 Thanks
  • 1,122 posts
  • Location: East of Rapid City, SD in Rapid Valley

Posted October 10, 2012 - 12:38 PM

They used pretty much the same deck from, say, 67- mid 70's
Nice to see one more survived. I was just happy my SS12 had at leastthe OEM replacement deck. (they were black)


That time frame is good to know. This one had been painted but I saw it before it was painted. It was white and really didn't need repainted. The PO lost the carriage bolts that hold the pully/belt cover on but that's an easy fix.

Good save,that deck looks in good condition.


It drives me nuts to see stuff like this getting scrapped wether it be GT parts or GMC parts!-LOL I guess long as I can find room I will haul it home!

That deck is the same as the one that is on the 67 sears suburban 10 that I just bought. The pulleys mount on the front and the mower belt goes from the engine pulley, around that pulley and then to the one on the deck. There is also an idler pulley on the tractor with a lever to tighten the belt so as to engage the mower. I will be removing mine and storing it for awhile but I won't scrap it. Someone sprayed mine black but the black is coming off and you can see the origional white underneath.


Thanks for that mounting info. Does the hood on your '67 look like the one I posted?

Later---DAC

Edited by MFDAC, October 10, 2012 - 12:40 PM.


#8 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,243 Thanks
  • 28,599 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 10, 2012 - 01:12 PM

That time frame is good to know. This one had been painted but I saw it before it was painted. It was white and really didn't need repainted. The PO lost the carriage bolts that hold the pully/belt cover on but that's an easy fix.



It drives me nuts to see stuff like this getting scrapped wether it be GT parts or GMC parts!-LOL I guess long as I can find room I will haul it home!



Thanks for that mounting info. Does the hood on your '67 look like the one I posted?

Later---DAC

That is the same hood as on my 68.
GEDC1064 (Large).JPG

Pretty sure the orange / white scheme on the 12 was only for 2 years.


  • MFDAC said thank you

#9 robert_p43 OFFLINE  

robert_p43
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11040
  • 572 Thanks
  • 534 posts
  • Location: Virginia

Posted October 10, 2012 - 01:34 PM

hoodrside.JPG hoodfront.JPG
On my 67-10, the hood decals are different. The 10 isn't there like the 12 in in those pics. On the front grill, it says Sears and the 10 is under that. I got the deck off this afternoon. When I tried to lower it to set on the ground, the handle actually was tight against the side of the tractor, making it impossible to even wrap my hand around the handle. I am guessing that my deck didn't come with my model.

#10 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,243 Thanks
  • 28,599 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 10, 2012 - 02:36 PM

I'm going to look at the other pics of your tractor to see what I can regarding the deck.

As for the decals, yours is a pull start version. The electric start models looked like the hood above.

My 69 suburban 10 has the "10hp" in a circle where your "Sears" sticker is.

#11 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,243 Thanks
  • 28,599 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 10, 2012 - 02:44 PM

There is a (bad) pic of the grill on my 10 electric start in this thread.
http://gardentractor...te/#entry132392

And a pic of the hood in this post
http://gardentractor..._30#entry146904

#12 MFDAC OFFLINE  

MFDAC

    Only member from Western South Dakota!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5815
  • 2,026 Thanks
  • 1,122 posts
  • Location: East of Rapid City, SD in Rapid Valley

Posted October 16, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Sorry about the lack of a response, we were in the Denver, Co. area for a week. I appreciate the discussion and education on this stuff! Now the wife tells me about a '62 GMC 4x4 that is going to the crusher---- she made a major mistake there!-LOL! Thanks again.

Later---DAC
  • MH81 said thank you

#13 Hugh OFFLINE  

Hugh

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 1954
  • 155 Thanks
  • 168 posts
  • Location: North East CT

Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Year of the deck is 66-69. MAYBE late 65. As far as making it work on something else. All you need to do is make the lift mech work, and then get a belt to it. Wheel Horse used an almost identical set up with a mule drive, so thats a possibility
  • MH81 said thank you




Top