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#1 IWLBCNU OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 06:37 AM

I have one and it has a Tecumseh on it, has the raised engine plate like on the 144 walkers, but when I search the number the tractor data claims it should have a briggs. I don't know if my engine is original and the throttle isn't hooked up. I would like to get the tractor back to original.

Anyone have one and good pics?



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 11:16 AM

I believe all the DB made suburbans had Briggs on them, Sears switched to Tecumseh when Roper took over making the tractors in '66. 

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 04:10 PM

http://www.google.co...405631384436014



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 04:42 PM

647 is the last Bradley Suburban tractor made. Although the Sears site says it had a Briggs, all the ones I've seen had the same 6hp engine as the 144 walkers used. don't have any picture, sorry.  


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Posted July 17, 2014 - 06:19 AM

Thanks, I assumed it did as it had the same sheet metal cover over the engine stands as the walker did. pretty sure mine has been changed.



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 01:41 PM

143.546072 H60 Tecumseh. Aluminum. All 600's were recoil IIRC. Rick



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Posted July 31, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Okay, I found these numbers on the shroud, 75383J SR 42460, I see it is at least a H60, but can't find if it is correct or not.



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Posted August 03, 2014 - 09:36 AM

You probably already know but the serial no. indicates the date it was made. 4 being the year but you have to estimate the decade so could be 1964. 246 being the day of the year. The 0 at the end  is usually a letter indicating which manufacturing line it came off. That being said, without the 143 prefix, I don't believe it would have been sourced from Sears. The Sears motors always would start with 143.**** and non Sears regular tecumsehs started with the model, i.e.. H60 . Rick

 

edit; check again if maybe the last digit in the trial is a "D" rather than a zero. They can look really similar. What about paint matching the tractor? Of course the shroud could possibly have been changed too meaning the engine could still be original but the shroud could be from another motor. 

 

I have a friend in Oklahoma who has the 647 tractor and manual. 


Edited by 69L46Vert, August 03, 2014 - 09:54 AM.


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Posted October 15, 2014 - 10:07 AM

I picked up a H60 off a Sears Compact, funny thing is that the shroud had the factory 143 number scratched out and a new 143 number stamped upside down under it. Anyway, I now have a good running H60 to put back on it and get it alive again.


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