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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 11:30 PM

I have become fond of the old sears lately.First up is my Custom 10 XL.It has made a sears believer out of me.It is built tank strong,the 10hp Tecumseh starts as soon as you hit the key,runs great and just sips fuel.It also is comfortable to drive.Next up is "Rusty" my Suburban 12.It looks awful but the 12hp Tecumseh starts fast and runs great from a super low idle to wide open and it steers and drives great.

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 11:46 PM

The Custom has been converted to a battery coil ignition system.Seems like a nice fix for when the stock coils die.Next up is a 69 SS12 that i don't have anymore but this is a very clean original tractor that i plowed and disced a big garden with this spring.I traded it to a buddy who will only use it to show.I did keep the 3 point hitch.Next up another one that i still have,a ST10,it looks awful but runs like a top.When i got this in a trade the PO told me that "it ran strong years ago before i parked it in the barn and left it there.The rectifier/voltage regulator was on the seat and there was no throttle or choke cable hooked up.Just out of curiousity i checked the oil,put gas in it,hooked up jumper cables and when it got a prime it fired right up and runs great.The clutch/brake linkage was way out of wak causing it to grind and not shift while running but a little adjustment and its a running usable tractor.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Then there is this one.A SS12 that i just done a trading and ended up with today.I don't know much about it yet because i only had time to get it unloaded and put up but it seems to be a pretty fairly original straight tractor.I also having a nonrunning ST16 not in the pictures.I have 3 Suburban decks,a 3 point and mold board plow,a spare HH120 and a few other parts and all this in the last few months...didn't have any Sears stuff last winter.Oh yea i have a sleeve hitch coming,part of another 3 point,maybe a Sears disc...these things can grow on you fast.I thru in a pic of "Rusty" with the Sears weights.I do have a question about the 3 point hitches.The hitch i have is a little taller then most that i have seen and hits the tail light when i mount it so i have to move the light up a little.Is this a heavier model from the later 70's for use with tractors that have the gas tank under the seat?The top link attaching bracket on the plate is a little longer then the others that i have seen also.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:17 AM

I like your Sears collection and attachments. They look ready to work!


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:44 AM

Nice collection of Sears :thumbs:  Is that seat/backrest on the ST10 factory ?  I know what you mean about being built like a tank , I had a little Custom 6 with a 8hp installed , before we built our house we had to put better then 40 saplings out with it , I would wrap a chain around the trunks and had a good amount of slack and away I went !!! Some times it would take a few trys to get them but the tractor never failed !


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:08 AM

That's a very nice collection.  Great job!  :thumbs:

 

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:05 AM

Nice group of Sears. All nice pieces.
I saw the top link in Rusty's back pocket and looked for the rest of the 3 point..., wasnt until the post about the 12 you let go that I understood :D
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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:13 AM

Nice collection.  I can not answer about the hitch. I am just learning myself about these things.  I think Rusty is my favoritr there.  Looks nice with those ags and weights.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:16 AM

I like them original old machines. Ya just cant beat em.
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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:23 AM

As for the tail light, which way is it taller? Doesn't look to be deep enough for the later ones.
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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:41 AM

Thanks for all of the pictures and information! Pretty cool collection!


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for the kind replies guys.MH81,the top bolt holes to top of the plate is longer then some plates.The very top of the plate hits the tail light,so the tail light hased to be moved up slightly on the toolbox to get the plate mounted.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 09:44 AM

Alc,i dont think the seat on the ST10 is original.It looks a lot like a seat from the 700-800 series MTD's from the 60's to early 70's.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the kind replies guys.MH81,the top bolt holes to top of the plate is longer then some plates.The very top of the plate hits the tail light,so the tail light hased to be moved up slightly on the toolbox to get the plate mounted.

 

 

I would say it's an earlier one then.  Like from before they had the toolboxes.  Just an guess, but that's my thought


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 01:22 PM

Very nice collection of GT's

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