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#1 bh115577 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Can anyone identify this tractor? My youngest and I are looking for a project and we kinda like the way it looks. She's thinking pink with purple racing stripes but I'm not so sure.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:12 PM

My best guess is a Farmette, but I don't really think it is.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:22 PM

not sure has a murray or mtd deck. has a briggs with starter genorator

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:15 PM

The deck does look a lot newer than the tractor. I called about it but they don't know what it is or what year either.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:33 PM

I believe that's a Sears (David Bradley) 725. Don't know much more about it than that though.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:46 PM

It looks similar to my MagnaTrac tractor from around 1970. It has a B&S 23D engine and a cone shaped clutch. Afew more pictures of other views would help. I got mine for my son when he was 4. I had to bolt a 4 x 4 to the brake pedal for him to reach it. My tractor was originally a light blue.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:10 PM

It's not a DB, but I know nothing more than that.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:44 PM

The owner said they will send a few more pics tomorrow. Maybe there will be an angle that shows it better. Thanks for the help.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 08:19 PM

My best guess is a Farmette, but I don't really think it is.


You might just be right Ryan. I was thinking the same thing. I have some stuff in my office that should help. I'll check on that tomorrow. I do think you are close if not correct.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 08:34 PM

I'm very sure that is a burns. They were made in georgia. I just purchased one but have not gotten it home yet. ~Jake

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:25 PM

This is a Farm-Ette that's close....
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This is a Sears 725 below.....
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I would have to say the Farm-ette may be an option. although the Sears does have some similiar traits, the 725 had a steering column that wasn't even attached to a dash or hood.
The steering column is diff on this farm-ette than the one in the picture but some were like the one you have a pic of. The hoods have similarities as well. I don't know, may just be something diff altogether.....

Edited by Farmlife, November 14, 2012 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:31 PM

ok so I was off on both.....here is a pic of an early 1950's Burns Garden Tractor I found......I believe it's a sure winner....never heard of them before
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Jakekuhn would be the winner on this one.....

Edited by Farmlife, November 14, 2012 - 09:31 PM.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:33 PM

That tractor was manufactured by "Gilson Brothers" and is circa 1966. I actually have one squirreled away in the shed. Great machine. Mine developed carb issues (float stuck on me). But anyway, great project, and somewhat uncommon tractor, if not rare. It was sold under names like Burns and Wards, and everything in between.
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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:39 PM

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:40 PM

I know you cant read the model or serial on the tag, but it doesn't matter, I have never found a manual anyway.




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