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#1 cubcadetcowboy OFFLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:01 PM

how do i find out the year of my big ten. Im use to cubcadets. My gran father left this to me & i cant find anything out....please help


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Can you read the serial # and engine codes stamped on the tin shroud? If the engine is original, we can date it by coding those numbers.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:10 PM

yes 1st two numbers are 66



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:12 PM

AC Big Tens were only made 1 year. I believe is was 1965



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Can you read the serial # and engine codes stamped on the tin shroud? If the engine is original, we can date it by coding those numbers.

yes 1st two numbers are 66



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Interesting...probably possible an early Briggs made it into a late Big Ten, but they were only offered as a single model year.  They were preceeded by the 9hp B-10 (early B-10), and superceded by the 10hp B-10 (late B-10).  Story goes, they called the '65 the 'Big' Ten, because it was the year they bumped the horsepower from 9 to 10.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Interesting...probably possible an early Briggs made it into a late Big Ten, but they were only offered as a single model year.  They were preceeded by the 9hp B-10 (early B-10), and superceded by the 10hp B-10 (late B-10).  Story goes, they called the '65 the 'Big' Ten, because it was the year they bumped the horsepower from 9 to 10.

can you still get parts for this



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Sure...parts are all over ebay, and through collectors and folks who part them out.  A small number of parts may be available through a dealer, but probably at a high cost.  This model shares parts with half a decade's worth of similar tractors under the Allis, Simplicity and Wards brands.  Briggs parts can be had new from dealers, etc.



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Posted December 07, 2013 - 07:06 AM

The Big Ten tractors were built from late 1965 thru late 1966. I believe the first 243400 series,10 hp, Briggs were built in August of 1965.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 09:02 AM

First, Welcome to GTT. Your Grandfather entrusted you with a great tractor. It is a treasure, I can't even begin to describe how good it is. I like them so much that I have 7 of those type GTs. Attachments are plentiful. There is a site that is dedicated to these old GTs. Go to www.simpletractors.com to learn the history of these type tractors. When you come back here, you can download the manuals from our library. Good Luck, Rick


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