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Posted May 08, 2013 - 12:57 PM

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hey guys new topic, here is some pictures of my 1965  springfield,  as requested. Any additional info would be appreciated


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Posted May 08, 2013 - 01:07 PM

One thing i have noticed is the motor in this tractor sits in a different orintation the all the others i found, newer and older. Also notice the original paint on the underside of the of the deck and blades



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 01:12 PM

Here is a link to my 64 or 65 Montgomery Wards built by Springfield. It appears to be the same besides the tin work.

 

http://gardentractor...er-monty-today/



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Have you been to the Springfield section of the Manuals forum (Green Bar above)??

There's some manuals & brochures, as well as this file on identifying the Springfield models:

http://gardentractor...identification/

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Posted May 08, 2013 - 04:36 PM

Not a bad tractor!  That deck makes it a pretty decent machine that could still go to work.  Is that the only attachment you've got?

 

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Posted May 08, 2013 - 04:38 PM

Looks like a good little Springfield and one of the less common of them all, and in great condition to boot. It is a 65tme10, and in the crossover year of that model. The year previous (1964) the sheet metal was steel, not the fiberglass you have, but the engine was oriented the same. However, in 1966 the engine orientation changed to create better drive belt angles, but maintained the fiberglass sheet metal. By 1967 the company was bought out by Toro. Very fine example of a 1965 model Springfield Suburban 10. Thanks for sharing and if you want to learn more just give me a shout.



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Oh, and one thing about the company that built the Springfield tractors. They were Quick Manufacturing Inc. located in Springfield, Ohio. They were in business from about 1950 (forget exact starting year (would have to look it back up) and they were bought out at the end on 1966 by Toro, who continued to build the tractors under their name.



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Thanks guys, i appeciate the info, to answer a your question, the mower is the only atachment i have. I am trying to find the right belts for it as some were missing when i got it, the belt im really having trouble with  it the pto drive belt tried a 40x1/2"  too short and 41X1/2" seem too long, does anyone have a parts list for this machine with the belt sizes in it? thanks in advance

 

 

 

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Posted May 08, 2013 - 05:26 PM

Oh by the way I just got done mowing a little over an acre with it. It did good allthough i put a hurting on the deck drive belt (it just doesnt get tight enough)






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