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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:13 PM

I have been offered two of these Suburban tractors.  They look something like this:

 

 

What year/era is that turkey with the white hood? 

 

I haven't decided if I'll take them or not.  They are far away.  They are missing parts.  Belt covers are gone, one is missing a hood, and so on.  Of course that Briggs on the hoodless model is not original, and neither run.  Cultivators are the only attachments.

 

Are they worth trying to hunt parts for?

 

I'm trying to make a call on whether they are worth a trip or not. 

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:16 PM

I do know a belt guard is not going to be easy to find.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:23 PM

Jeff would be the person to ask, he is the expert in Suburbans.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Jeff would be the person to ask, he is the expert in Suburbans.

 

What's Jeff's user name?  I don't know if I know who he is or not. 

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:43 PM

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:45 PM

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:09 PM

I don't see a pic?
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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:21 PM

so where is the picture?? Get the model numbers off the tag on the left side of the gear case. The vator attachments have been selling for $50-$100, depending on the condition.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Not sure what happened to the pic Ben. I went in to look and see if I could fix it but doesn't look like it was uploaded?

 

I am sure these guys will be able to steer you right :thumbs:


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Not sure what happened to the pic Ben. I went in to look and see if I could fix it but doesn't look like it was uploaded?

 

I am sure these guys will be able to steer you right :thumbs:

 

I know what happened to the picture.  I broke it, probably. 

 

Let's see if this works:

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Now that that finally worked lets see if these others behave:

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:23 PM

ok here what I see, two 59-61 db tractors, vator is not from a db, the white hooded one has factory type el start, so it could be a 602,614 or 617 model.  Front tires/ wheels on the white hood are not original, but the other tractor is. Funny how the rear rims of the non hood are gold, this sometimes happened at the factory without explanation. Looks to have a 3pt on each one, but I see bent things on at least one of them. The part  sticking out of the front of white hood is the mount for a front dozer blade, or snow blower. The other chassis has the lift parts for a deck.  You seem to have enough stuff there to build one good complete tractor. So now you just need to get the model numbers and see what yrs you have. All El start tractors are the second model for the yr,,,,,,,,,,ei, 602 is , 601 is recoil, the only time this was different was 629 and 630. I wouldn't worry about the belt guard as they are fairly easy to make.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:34 PM

Great score!!  I am jealous! This is what got me into GTs! I plowed snow on a DB Suburban for years and still have the manuals from the GT and the mower deck. They are in the manual section. I would love to find a Suburban in decent shape. 

 

 

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:42 PM

well you may not be able to get one, as in a previous post they seem to be listed as "Rare".


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:52 PM

well you may not be able to get one, as in a previous post they seem to be listed as "Rare".

Eh, if i lived long enough, may be considered rare someday.


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