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#1 egward79 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 12:44 PM

Just picked up this Springfield and have no idea what it is. Any help would be great.

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 01:29 PM

That is a Springfield Riding Mower - approximately 1959-1961 model.

 

I will try to track down the exact model through the engine numbers (assuming it's the original engine).

 

I believe the single-blade models had a 25" cut, and the two-blade models had a 32" cut.

 

 

EDIT:   Having looked through my manuals, there are several models which used the Clinton VS1200 engine.

 

Can you please post more pics of the controls, and if possible, the underside of the rear axle?

 

I believe it to be a 1960 Model 60-A at this time.


Edited by Bruce Dorsi, August 28, 2013 - 02:33 PM.

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 02:38 PM

That is a Springfield Riding Mower - approximately 1959-1961 model.

 

I will try to track down the exact model through the engine numbers (assuming it's the original engine).

 

I believe the single-blade models had a 25" cut, and the two-blade models had a 32" cut.

 

 

EDIT:   Having looked through my manuals, there are several models which used the Clinton VS1200 engine.

 

Can you please post more pics of the controls, and if possible, the underside of the rear axle?

 

I believe it to be a 1960 Model 60-A at this time.

http://classic-engin...clinton/1268-2/

this site will help you indentify the engine, pretty neat


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 04:16 PM

Here are some more pics. Might be able get a pick of the axle later.

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 04:23 PM

Thanks for the pictures!


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Very nice find Egward, in excellent condition to boot.
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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Very nice fine, does it run or do you know. Looks like you got an interesting machine, have fun with it.

 

 

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:02 PM

That is a treasure! 

 

If you need Clinton parts, I would be glad to help you get it going.  Either way, I have a manual for that engine I can send you. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Love those brakes!



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:22 PM

Great looking original machine, dont mean to be nosy, but how much did you get it for? Looks to be in great shape!



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for the replies I found it at a yard sale for $55 bucks I thought that was a good deal. It does run but it needs done carb work I drained the old gas out and it was so black it looked like oil. The paint is brushed on it doesn't look original. Are there paint codes out there for these?
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Posted August 28, 2013 - 11:27 PM

That is a treasure! 
 
If you need Clinton parts, I would be glad to help you get it going.  Either way, I have a manual for that engine I can send you. 
 
Ben W.


I will probably take you up on the manual for it when I get back in town, and maybe from there parts. Lol
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Posted August 29, 2013 - 08:38 PM

I will probably take you up on the manual for it when I get back in town, and maybe from there parts. Lol

 

Let me know on that manual.  It is a PDF so I can PM it to you (or anyone else who is interested.)

 

And come to think of it, I could post it in the manuals section like a smart person would.  Wow.  Sometimes my brain deices and I think. 

 

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Posted August 30, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Here are some more pics. Might be able get a pick of the axle later.

 

OK, I'm now 95% certain it is a 1960 model 60-A Springfield Riding Mower.


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