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#1 Hugh OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 03:48 PM

Hey guys,

I took a bunch of pics that I posted in various threads on MTF and compiled them here in one, easy to digest serving. Enjoy!

If you would like to see some videos, please visit my YouTube channel


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the day I bought it

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mows pretty good, huh?

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plowing..

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romping

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hardcore plowing :)

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 04:47 PM

Very nice unit. I'll assume you needed the front weights?

& yes, it mows well :D

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 04:57 PM

Very nice pics,thanks for posting them.Good looking Sears.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:05 PM

Thanks guys!

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for sharing pictures of the "Twin16". It looks great in the "woodsy" environment! People that have never owned an old Sears may not be able to appreciate what good machines these tractors were/are. Granted, I like shaft driven machines as well as the next guy, but "back in the day" you could go to Sears, buy a capable tractor, and get quite an extensive offering of attachments too. In my opinion, you could get a lot of tractor for the dollars spent. I think they had a pretty darned good design department. Too bad our current "box stores" can't offer something of this quality today.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:04 PM

That's a great looking Sears! I really like the loks of the SS tractors! I worked there in the '80's right out of high school. It was after the "golden age" of the Sears Garden tractors, but the units that they sold back then were pretty decent as well! My parents have a 1994 GT6000 that I think is a great machine too.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Thanks, Bill. I agree that Sears Suburbans were a good bang for the buck. Try buying something like an SS/16 for $3000 (what they cost new in '73) nowadays

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:44 PM

You have a great variety of attachments. And you use them which is great. I have an identical ss16 in a very similar condition. Great tractor.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Thanks, Bill. I agree that Sears Suburbans were a good bang for the buck. Try buying something like an SS/16 for $3000 (what they cost new in '73) nowadays


I have the original sales receipt for my SS14 that my dad bought in 1971... $1,084.90!!
He traded in his "old" Custom 6... got $300.00 trade allowance. Paid $571.90 for the Custom 6 new.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 07:27 PM

I have the original sales receipt for my SS14 that my dad bought in 1971... $1,084.90!!
He traded in his "old" Custom 6... got $300.00 trade allowance. Paid $571.90 for the Custom 6 new.


1000 bucks was good money then, however, it was still a great deal compared to some of the other models for sale from Sears and other manufacturers

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 10:08 PM

heres another picture of it, this time with the snowblower. the only attachment that you havent seen yet is the 46" snow blade, which has trip springs. thats on my SS15 which is at a friends house. i'll be getting it back soon, and will grab a pic then.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 11:06 PM

Great pictures, Hugh..I like to see them workin !!!




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