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#1 CubHorse80 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:44 AM

I am thinking of trading that roper i have for a sears 8xl. its got dual tires on the back, and a snow blade. he also has weights and chains to go with it. It loks to be in pretty good shape, and if i get it it might be a resto cannidate. Thoughts? anything i should look out for? this would be m first suburban. How would it do at snowplowing?



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 08:34 AM

What model Roper do you currently have?

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 08:59 AM

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Nice looking Roper, but the 8XL would be a heavier duty unit.  I would probably make the trade if the 8 is a good runner.

 

Does it come with a snow blade, or are you planning on building one?

 

My custom 7 is of similar design (but older)  Here is a (shaky ) video of it plowing with no weights or even chains.  Not much snow that day tho. http://s265.beta.pho...CT0016.mp4.html



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 01:44 PM

its a 8xl, good shape. Dual tires on back, wieghts and chains, with snow blade. It has a little surface rust on hood but im gonn repaint it. Im giving him the roper, a jomp box, craftsman chainsaw, cheap welder and a few old wood clamps


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 11:29 PM

An 8XL is NOT a Suburban. The Suburban is the big brother to the Custom. They share the same transaxle (some smaller hp Customs used a 4 speed peerless, also used in 200 series Deeres) but the frames are fairly different. A 3pt hitch will work on either, but attachments like plows, snowblowers, and mowers are specific to the Suburban and Custom each. A Custom is strong little tractor that will pull hard.







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