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#1 mikes47jeep OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:13 PM

hi all

 

i have an old simplicity 535 SERF, that my grandpa got for me when i was 4 or 5.

 

i drove it enough to wear out 2 sets of tires on grass. so that gives you an idea of how much i loved this little guy

 

 

 

now the problem is, the transaxel is starting to growel at me. i drained the 90w and filled with corn head grease, its quieter but i know shes getting tired

 

 

i went to my simplicity dealership and they said these are pretty rare, i can still get a couple gears, but not much.

 

so how rare are these?

 

by the way its getting re-painted this summer

 

 

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Hope you can get it back to running so you can enjoy it more.

 

 

Good to meet you tonight in chat. 



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Is it the one that pivots in the middle and has a 2 speed transaxle?



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 07:43 AM

idk if they r rare but they are cool



#5 mikes47jeep OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2013 - 04:12 PM

Is it the one that pivots in the middle and has a 2 speed transaxle?

it piviots on the center, however the 535 is a 3 speed transaxel



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 03:39 PM

I wouldn't call them rare, but they are far more scarce than their larger cousins.  Seems the smaller the model, the fewer they sold (or the fewer were kept from the scrap yard, or both).  I don't see them fetching much, and the earlier and cleaner, the more $.  The 515's with the solid rubber front tires are a tough find.  They share transaxles with Braodmoor's and Yeoman's, so if a replacement is what you need, they can be had super cheap.  You ahve some neat memories with it, and it sounds like it may get it's second wind?  =]

 

I watched them come and go for a while and finally gave $200 for mine, running, with an unused deck.  The tractor is nearly new, but missing the seat cover and deck chute.

 

I've since collected the rear counterweight and doughnuts, OEM wheel weights, Dozer, Tiller, Revitalizer, Grader, and pile of NOS accessories (HiLo, lift kit, Hubcap kit, and deck chute).  I've seen a couple vac systems, but they are just too large and impractical.  If I could just find a 27" blower and a seat cover.....it may become the most expensive Serf ever!  (but it will be worth it, when that kid starts making memories like you have!)

 

It sits for weeks or even months, and always starts on the first pull...I LOVE it, and am putting the package togther for my son, when he's old enough to enjoy it. 

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