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#1 Jcwilde1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 10:19 AM

I just found a 

1986 16HP Twin Cylinder Garden Tractor by JC Penney

Model 1856 - any ideas on who makes this or if it is worth a look over getting an old 1973 ST/10.  It looks to be in great shape and is only $350 with rear snow blade and deck.

 

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:03 AM

I'm not sure who made it but it looks like it would be worth 350. Maybe Gilson?


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Looks to be lighter built than the SS or ST series... Maybe even built by Murray (look at the headlights)

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It still is a very nice unit, the engine is probably easier to get parts for (assuming Briggs, not Onan) I'm sure it's a capable machine, just lighter duty than the older ones.
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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Oh, you said Rear snow blade. It can be done that way, but IDT many guys would say it is their preferred method.
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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:23 AM

I think I would replace rear blade with front plow. 

 

Not sure make of the engine, it is a 656cc twin cylinder. Good to know that it isn't considered as heavy duty. I may stick with the ST/10 then. 


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:35 AM

That's your best bet is to stick with the sears.


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Take the time to look the tractor over. IMHO the tube framed tractor are the best buy, it all depend on what your gonna do with it,and you'll be suprised what you'll find


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 11:48 AM

The things to look at are the engine and rear wheels. It looks to me to be a Lawn Tractor(LT). An LT is good for mowing and pulling a light weight cart. An LT usually has a vertical shaft engine and a light duty transaxle. An LTs rear wheels are usually keyed and slide on the rear axle. Garden Tractors(GT) have horizontal engines, heavy duty transaxles, and rear wheels are bolted on. GTs can do many functions with their attachments. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 02:17 PM

It looks like a lawn tractor but it says, "Garden Tractor" on it and does have rear wheel weights.  What kind of hitch and lift does it have for the snow blade?


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 03:16 PM

Not sure, This is a rear picture. Unless this thing is a awesome deal and made surprising sturdy I think I am going to be on my way to get a ST/16.

 

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 04:49 PM

An ST/16 will hold it's value and you can find more attachments for it. A 3 point hitch or sleeve hitch for instance is a must if you want to do any garden work. I'm not sure what would be available for the yellow JC Penny. Attachments are a very important consideration. 



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Posted October 30, 2013 - 06:44 PM

it was made by M T D when they were a smaller co if you will look up the little hot rod it was that same mower that one lookes in nice shape not a bad price with deck and blade

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 10:16 PM

My vote is for the ST16!


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:34 AM

That's a Murray built machine. It's Murray equivalent would be the 39003, outside of the different hood/grille. She is a beauty. Should be a 2348 Peerless rear. That is a shell Murray used for retailers such as Sears and Agway. First Penney GT I have ever seen though, plenty of lt's still around. That's a stout machine.


Edited by BushBoneYard, November 10, 2013 - 06:38 AM.

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 07:00 AM

He bought the ST16 in the end. His thread on that is here: http://gardentractor...16/#entry378706




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