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#1 Traill95 ONLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 05:18 PM

I just got this Simplicity Landlord 2012,

Serial # 003445

Mfg # 2012-990399

Hydro Lift- 2012- 990400

 

These were on the seat pan behind the seat.

I am trying to find out what year it was made and what motor size it is supposed to have in it.

Any help or direction would be much appreciated. :worship:

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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:31 PM

I can't help you date it but I am pretty sure it should be a 12 horsepower engine. Not sure what brand engines they used though. I am sure someone with more knowledge will be along to give you the right information on your Simplicity :D

 

I forgot to mention, is there still a serial tag on the motor? If there is the serial number could also help date the tractor.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:35 PM

It will be 12HP Briggs for sure.  Can't help with the year, but achomesteader sure can pin it down.  He'll be here shortly.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:36 PM

I think you should find the engine numbers stamped either on the top of the flywheel shroud, or on the side.


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:43 PM

serial number of engine should be stamped on shroud. last set of numbers should tell you. first 2 are year, second 2 are month, and third 2 are day. IF you have the original engine. Looks good!


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Bro. I Found a chart on Simple Tractors.  According to it you have a 1966 with a 12 hp briggs.      You do realize  that  I hadn't bought that tractor yet so I could use Larry for "free storage" until spring.  Is it running yet?   :D    Rick


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Bro. I Found a chart on Simple Tractors.  According to it you have a 1966 with a 12 hp briggs.      You do realize  that  I hadn't bought that tractor yet so I could use Larry for "free storage" until spring.  Is it running yet?   :D    Rick

He stored it for one winter for you already. You trying to make me feel bad? :boo_hoo:   Not working. :bigrofl:



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 05:50 AM

The Simplicity 2012 was manufactured in late 1966 thru late 1967. If the engine is original, it should be a Briggs & Stratton 12 hp, model 300421, type 0120-01.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:14 AM

That is a great tractor and the hydro lift makes it even better. The seat puzzles me. It looks like an AC seat. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:36 AM

That is a great tractor and the hydro lift makes it even better. The seat puzzles me. It looks like an AC seat. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

It is an AC seat.  The 700's and some early 725's had a similar seat, without armrests.  All other round and flathood Simplicity tractors (except for Serf, Yeoman, and late Broadmoor's) had the dish-style seat like this:

 

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