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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2014 - 08:00 PM

hi all, heres the pics, i think its a simplicity wonderboy 58/59 , or a 725  61-63, any info is appreciated, i will need a grill, seat, and decals, the gen/starter is in a box, and i will have to rework the battery spot in the front box,what other model decks will fit? i have not even washed it off yet, this is how i got her.  i think i did pretty good for $350, being red she wont scare the horses, and i can hide her in the herd from my wife, ha ha !!!!

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Posted August 27, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Wives know colours , that's for sure. I got caught when I got the John Deere. Noel
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Posted August 27, 2014 - 08:20 PM

You will never know the year it was built, the tin cover for the Briggs 19D engine is gone along with the date. From what i can see it says Simplicity 700 but i need pictures of the dash to confirm, the real early 725's used up the 700 parts inventory.

 

It has been modified a bunch and missing some parts but from what i can see the red paint looks original so it tells me a Monkey Wards Garden Mark Squire (rebadged Sim 700).

 

I have been told the orange 700's were repainted red, there should be some orange paint under the red that is if the red really is original, behind and under the seat there should be a black tag or a spot left on the paint were the tag was, seeing as the emblems are missing i am thinking this is a past clean up and paint.


Edited by trowel, August 27, 2014 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted August 27, 2014 - 08:22 PM

hi all, heres the pics, i think its a simplicity wonderboy 58/59 , or a 725  61-63, any info is appreciated, i will need a grill, seat, and decals, the gen/starter is in a box, and i will have to rework the battery spot in the front box,what other model decks will fit? i have not even washed it off yet, this is how i got her.  i think i did pretty good for $350, being red she wont scare the horses, and i can hide her in the herd from my wife, ha ha !!!!

Just for you guys info, we have lots of folks that join the forum and never post! Could be your wives!


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Posted August 27, 2014 - 10:08 PM

yes there is orange paint under the red



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 04:09 AM

Looks like a nice tractor. Glad you are able to give it a nice home.
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Posted August 28, 2014 - 04:46 AM

Congrats! I think you are going to like it!

It is a Simplicity 700. The tell between those and their earlier kin, the Wonderboy 700, is the long clutch pedal. Wonderboy's have a stubby pedal. It is certainly not a 725. The low steering, early style tank and straight shifter are all 700 traits. The engine is likely a model 19...they did not use a 19D until long after 700 production shifted to the 725's. The only 19D I have come across in a B-1 or 725 was dated '63.

Since the tractor matches the mods and fabricated pieces, she is definitely repainted, which is what often preserves these tractors. If its not immediately apparent that someone slapped on paint to hide damage or excessive wear and abuse, then they likely did so because they cared about the machine...a good sign.

Any Simplicity or Allis 42" deck from the '60's will fit, as will properly outfitted 32" decks
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Posted August 28, 2014 - 06:41 AM

One caution. That rigid plow can crack the frame be carefull of it. I have a 700 frame that had to be fish plated because of the plow. I find that they are fun tractors and when the work isn't too hard, I prefer the Simplicity handling. Good Luck, Rick


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