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#16 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 07:13 PM

I have a 1968 Toro Suburban 8 That looks identical.


Do you have any pics of it? I, for one, would love to see it! :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Do you have any pics of it? I, for one, would love to see it! :laughingteeth:


Me too.:D

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 08:11 PM

As I understand it the seats were changed in '68 to metal fenders with a padded seat. I have an owners/operators manual dated 1967 that shows the newer style seat only. My '68 Suburban 12 has the newer seat setup but it doesn't look as kewell as the older fiberglass seat/fender combos. I'll add the only pic I have of mine and its not the best but you can see the differences. Also notice the factory front bumper.

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 08:54 PM

I went out to check and the kohler sn is 1967 not 68, guess I was thinking of another tractor. Anyhow, here she is.ebay 425.jpg
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Posted May 23, 2011 - 02:17 PM

Finally going to update this thread a little bit. I have since bought this tractor last month through Caseguy as it had come up for sale. It is now under cover. I have compared to some of my new Springfield manuals and have found that it was originally equiped with the "Tractor Light Kit" and that the tail light is stock, as well as the light switch (although frozen I might be able to pull the knob for a new switch). I have some original GE headlights from a Bolens tube frame that fit the head light sockets (they are the correct lights for the kit). SO that part is cool. I have dumped diesel in the cylinder today to see if the engine is freeable, if it is I might work to rebuild it (it will probably require oversized bore). I do plan one thing, a full restoration in preparation for the 2012 Cochranton Plow Day. I have a manual for the original slot hitch as well as just bought an original Springfield slot hitch moldboard plow. I plan to pair that with the Ag tires on this tractor. It should be a rather nice restoration. I would like to know the last name on that dealer sticker, all I know for sure is "DON LE... SALES & SERVICE". Steve, do you or your buddy know the name?

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 03:08 PM

I think I have it figured out, and need someone to help confirm this: DON "LEFFRI" SALES & SERVICE. Does that ring any bells with anyone?

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Casey, the best I could come up with was Don Leefer Sales and Service. I couldn't find anything on them though. Hope that you have better luck than I did.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 04:27 PM

I tried that name too but the shapes of the letters don't agree with it quite yet. Only 5 letters show, but based on word spacing it looks like one letter is completely obliterated. I spent mabey an hour with it to come up with a best guess of Leffri but I can't find anything about any name I try.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 08:21 PM

I tried that name too but the shapes of the letters don't agree with it quite yet. Only 5 letters show, but based on word spacing it looks like one letter is completely obliterated. I spent mabey an hour with it to come up with a best guess of Leffri but I can't find anything about any name I try.


:ditto::ditto: To all of that!!

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Looking for alternate spellings that would fit...
LEFERE'
LEFER's
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 09:46 PM

I didnt think the fourth letter could be an E since there is some of the label left where the bottom line on the E would have been. I been out there studying it close. But I am up to any information anyone can find on this place because it would be cool to duplicate the sticker for restoration.




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