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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 09:48 PM

An acquaintance has a 10/6 "Roper" (Murray) Sears tractor. He would like a three point hitch assembly that would fit it, but I'm having a heck of a time finding a good picture of a Murray rear end with w three point on it.

Here is a very bad picture of the rear end. Can't tell what style three point would go on it. I need to pay as close attention to the handle issue as I can.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Don't know if these will help you. I can get a picture of the hitch by itself tomorrow. It's not currently on the tractor.

 

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Those are of a Roper rear end (really nice ride BTW)
The Murray style is slightly different.
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Posted July 05, 2014 - 11:06 PM

I misunderstood. I took "Roper" (Murray) to mean they're the same. Looks pretty similar to me, are you sure it won't interchange? I can take some measurements on the mount points if you'd like.

 

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 11:13 PM

http://vintagesearsg...oint_253110.pdf

Page 1, 2, and 3 is the more common Suburban style.

From page 4 on of this pdf file is the hitch you want. 

The hitches look identical to me except the handle will have to be shaped different to clear the Murray style fenders.


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Any regular 3 point sears hitch should fit fine. You may need the 70's up style lift handle.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:21 AM

I misunderstood. I took "Roper" (Murray) to mean they're the same.


The tractors were supposedly made by Roper, even stipulate the Roper high-low rear end... Near as I can tell, the frame and body is Murray with a Roper built transmission in it

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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:33 AM

Thanks guys, that answered my question... I don't think I have an extra one for him.
I might have one that would work, I dont know, bit I do know I don't have that backer bar. i suppose it could be made.

Anyone have measurements on that piece?

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Alan, I've seen the suburban hitches mounted on that rear plate using an adapter plate which move hitch to a more vertical position and I think allows arm to clear fender. Couldn't tell ya where I saw it though, but they can be used. 


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 12:22 PM

I'm going to have to play with it and see.

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Posted July 08, 2014 - 09:06 AM

I may get more pics today/tonight, guy on MTF just picked up one of these a few days ago with a stock hitch.

Looks like a Burb hitch with just a longer, different bent lift arm.

 

 

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Posted July 08, 2014 - 11:26 AM

I know that long handle would be a bear to ship, but he may sell if interested. 

 

Sears Murray ST hitch 1.0.jpg

 

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Posted July 08, 2014 - 11:31 AM

I know that long handle would be a bear to ship, but he may sell if interested. 
 
attachicon.gifSears Murray ST hitch 1.0.jpg
 
attachicon.gifSears Murray ST hitch 2.0.jpg


Let me see what I can do with what I have here. At least I know what I'm gunning for.
Thanks Marty.
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Posted July 08, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Is my Craftsman II (18HP) a Murray built sears?  Mine has the lift arms coming through the back of the tractor - instead of the outside like the earlier suburbans.

 

I have several hitches and I think they look the same.  The only difference on the Craftsman II are spacers behind the top of the lift plate to create clearance for the fender pan for the lift arm.

 

 

I have 2 different lengths of the lift arms.  I'm guessing the they are based on the attachments.



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Posted July 08, 2014 - 08:55 PM

The 15" arms are for the tillers and the 18" are for almost everything else.

As for the lift piece, do you have a pic or two of that setup?
This is a combination trying to help a guy out and doing a little horse trading. It doesn't need to be perfect, but it does need to be useable.
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