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Posted February 26, 2013 - 01:40 PM

Its not a garden tractor , it's just a small rider mower, but its all there, complete and runs.

And the big dealer book came with it! 

 

I think the mower is from the mid sixties, its a model ZYJ-68A

 

 

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 01:59 PM

doesnt matter if its a gt or not that was a good find and to have the dealer book with it just amazing. my question is that the correct seat for it? it looks newer then the rider



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:26 PM

Neat little rider.



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:26 PM

I am as jealous as can be about that book.  I've been looking for one for a little while now: that was a great package deal.  What is the date for the manual?  The Briggs logo looks 50's, so that would be Briggs cast iron letter series and early number series.  Parts diagrams?  Service bulletins?

 

If you find another, please let me know!

 

Nice grab on the mower, too.  Is that a restore project or useful treasure?

 

Ben W.



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Does the mower say "Turf Trac" on the back of the frame?



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 08:52 PM

I dont know if the seat is original or not.

The dealer book covers the early cast iron number and letter series, It has

parts diagrams, bulletins, cross references and a lot of repair instructions.

 

Yes, it does say "turf trac" on the rear.  Here is another picture...

 

 

 

 

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Nice find! I am beginning to think Brian has seen every garden tractor ever made!! Man how do you do it??

 

I like them all riding mowers, 3 wheel mowers, they are all cool in my book! Congrats again!


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Yes, it does say "turf trac" on the rear.

 

 

Is it a 5hp with 26" cut?

 

If so, it's in the 1963 M/W Spring/Summer Catalog, I will check on other years also.


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 11:55 AM

I am as jealous as can be about that book.  I've been looking for one for a little while now: that was a great package deal.  What is the date for the manual?  The Briggs logo looks 50's, so that would be Briggs cast iron letter series and early number series.  Parts diagrams?  Service bulletins?

 

If you find another, please let me know!

 

Nice grab on the mower, too.  Is that a restore project or useful treasure?

 

Ben W.

 

Haven't decided what to do with the mower yet, I may just remove the deck and let the wife

use it for a butt-buggy at the shows this summer!


 

Is it a 5hp with 26" cut?

 

If so, it's in the 1963 M/W Spring/Summer Catalog, I will check on other years also.

 

 

The decal on the engine says 4 horsepower.  I didn't put a tape measure to the

deck, but yes, it looks to be about 24 to 26 inch cut.






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