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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Hello everyone. Don't let my pride and joy Bolens 1053 fool you. It has another worker on my grounds known as a Sears ST-10. Mne is the 502.25910 mentioned below.

 

"In 1976, Sears began to sell what they labeled a garden tractor, which was produced by the Murray Company. They were called ST/8 and ST/10 in 1977, model numbers 502.25900 and 502.25910. These machines were not made by the Roper Company".

 

This little machine has some 'cajones' for a 10hp B&S powered machine. It cuts well. It pulls logs and a 5' x 8' trailler with a ton of weight on it. The only drawback with this machine is PARTS and attachments. I did find a 3-pt. hitch for it. And I was able to find a spare cutting deck for it, too. That was a shocker.

 

Anywho ... here's some pics.

 

 

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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Nice looking ST. Thanks for sharing.
The lift looks like the older two bolt lifts for the early customs
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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:34 PM

Nice tractor, it was built by Murray and most of the parts from a Murray will interchange. Also if you are looking for another deck I have one that you can have. I'm tired of seeing it sit around and want it gone.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Looks like a worker.  I have searched all over for a top link like the one that is with your 3 point hitch.  I need to find a chain for moving things like you are doing there with the log. 


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:51 PM

They were good tractors.

 

The one that I had was run low on oil and the crank and cylinder bore was scored.I would of kept it but I could not find another engine with a Stepped crank and I didn't want to spend the money to have another engine crank turned down.

 

1" of the crank on the end is turned down to 3/4" and 1/4" key and a bolt hole in the bottom.It's not a standard 1" or 1 1/8" crank.Makes it really hard to repower using the original pulley set up.

 

I had a nice deck,snow plow and the original sears wheel weights and tire chains for it.

 

I had a 15hp Kohler Command single cylinder that I was going to repower it with but that never happened.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Nice tractor, it was built by Murray and most of the parts from a Murray will interchange. Also if you are looking for another deck I have one that you can have. I'm tired of seeing it sit around and want it gone.

farmerall, I'll let you know when I plan on passing that way if you don't mind holding on to it a while longer. Thank you.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Looks like a worker.  I have searched all over for a top link like the one that is with your 3 point hitch.  I need to find a chain for moving things like you are doing there with the log. 

I found this hitch at a bone yard in Bedford, PA. He's on CL all the time. The chain is a typical 25' tow chain from Lowes.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 10:58 PM

They were good tractors.

 

The one that I had was run low on oil and the crank and cylinder bore was scored.I would of kept it but I could not find another engine with a Stepped crank and I didn't want to spend the money to have another engine crank turned down.

 

1" of the crank on the end is turned down to 3/4" and 1/4" key and a bolt hole in the bottom.It's not a standard 1" or 1 1/8" crank.Makes it really hard to repower using the original pulley set up.

 

I had a nice deck,snow plow and the original sears wheel weights and tire chains for it.

 

I had a 15hp Kohler Command single cylinder that I was going to repower it with but that never happened.

I heard a guy in VA repowered one of these and used a dual pulley setup to match the shaft of the new motor. Not sure of his sources for the pulley.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 11:10 PM

They were good tractors.

 

The one that I had was run low on oil and the crank and cylinder bore was scored.I would of kept it but I could not find another engine with a Stepped crank and I didn't want to spend the money to have another engine crank turned down.

 

1" of the crank on the end is turned down to 3/4" and 1/4" key and a bolt hole in the bottom.It's not a standard 1" or 1 1/8" crank.Makes it really hard to repower using the original pulley set up.

 

I had a nice deck,snow plow and the original sears wheel weights and tire chains for it.

 

I had a 15hp Kohler Command single cylinder that I was going to repower it with but that never happened.

 

I never knew these had a special crankshaft. I have an engine from one sitting in my shed and now I'm curious so I have to go pull the pulley off lol.

 

Here is a picture of what mine looked like when I found it.

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 12:08 AM

I never knew these had a special crankshaft. I have an engine from one sitting in my shed and now I'm curious so I have to go pull the pulley off lol.

 

Here is a picture of what mine looked like when I found it.

 

Well, seeing this, it makes one wonder why someone would allow this to happen to a beast of a machine. Yes, that B&S has a special size shaft. The pulley stack is still available through Sears at a price above $40.00.


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 12:12 AM

I's also like to know, farmerall, if that machine has the chaindrive to the rear axle of a belt drive. In the parts diagram it shows a belt. I have a chain and sprocket. It's on your right side as you sit on the tractor.


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 12:48 AM

A few more pics of this ST-10. You can see how much wood it pulled last year.  :rocker2:  This front of the porch was stacked to the top of the rail arounf the porch by the time I finished 1/2 a tree.

 

 

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 06:20 AM

Nice looking ST-10! Looks like you are working it pretty good!


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:28 AM

My first GT back about 76 was an ST8. Only 8horse and manual transaxle but had big tires/wheels like bigger machines. Had deck for it and a diff Sears blade I bought on close-out and had a shop make mounts on tractor for it. It did real well. I don't recall where it went? I know I bought a JD 110 about 78, just don't recall if I traded or sold that Sears,mmmm, weird!


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 09:56 AM

I found this hitch at a bone yard in Bedford, PA. He's on CL all the time..

 

yea, he's a slime ball punk.

I'm sorry, but he just screwed me big time over some parts.

 

 

Anyway, nice little tractor. The is an older style 2 bolt hitch, possibly one for the DB suburbans. I have one I was going to cut up and modify to make an electric hitch since it's been welded on before.

I have the same top link, I actually thought it was one of the links for the lower arms, good to know.


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