Lets see your sears garden tractors. I only have 1 at this point. Sears suburban 12. Id really like to have a early sears custom. Always had a soft spot for sears garden tractors. They sure do pull a lot for what they are. Use it around our farm to pull empty hay wagons around and stuff like that. And for turf tires those ugly old sears tires sure do get good traction on about any surface. (don't care for the looks of the tread, but they work) Last year we had ice on our drive way and it drove up hill on a pure sheet of ice with no chains pulling my salt spreader. Impressed me. Not the best looking but I sure do like the darn thing.
Lets see those sears
Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:57 PM
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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:59 PM
here is my GT 18, this is the third old Sears I have owned and liked all of them and have used them for about everything they are built for.
Edited by tinbender7, December 09, 2014 - 09:01 PM.
Posted December 09, 2014 - 09:03 PM
I first saw a SS14 in a scrap yard & wanted this so bad only to find out it had been sold...broke my heart. Two weeks later I was told a guy had some Sears for sale so I called him & he had two that had been sitting for years in a barn. Both were SS15's one was hydro & the other was manual. Since all four GT's I have were hydro I bought the manual. This thing was covered in barn dust. I never did a thing to it & it started right up & works fine. I also got a snow/grader plow with it. My wife claims it because of the metalic baby blue & white. I would like to leave original but she wants it perdy. I could go back to see if the hydro is still for sale & restore that one for her
Edited by Sawdust, December 09, 2014 - 09:05 PM.
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Posted December 09, 2014 - 09:21 PM
Here's my sears SS/16 and it's my workhorse. Not sure of the year but I believe it's a 1976. I use it for just about everything such as cutting grass, plowing, pulling bushes out of the ground, or pushing my 6 X 12 utility trailer and boat trailer around the yard. I replaced the engine about two years ago with a Honda 18 HP twin cylinder. You can see a picture of the tractor with new engine under GTT "Articles", "Custom Projects" and I believe it's the third article listed.
Edited by KennyP, December 10, 2014 - 07:05 AM.
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Posted December 09, 2014 - 10:04 PM
Edited by classic, December 09, 2014 - 10:09 PM.
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Posted December 09, 2014 - 10:24 PM
The one that got me hooked: My SUburban 12
Mom's Newest Addition to the fleet
Custom 7 (have an electric version too, can't find pic)
Another Suburban 12 (currently not running, lost spark)
1963 DB 725
1964 DB 725
My Rainbow Brite 18/6 (have another, but no pics)
Resurrected Clunker Suburban 10
There's a picture somewhere of Dad's Custom 6 and a couple of parts units that I don't have pics of.
Thanks for the cool thread. I thought we had done this once before, but I can't find it either.
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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:56 AM
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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:18 AM
Here's the one that started it all, 1968 SS12 I inherited from my wife's uncle. He gave it to me over his nephews cause he knew I would do something with it, 10 yrs later, still sitting in garage on a shelf.
The SS15 I bought as project then sold, just too much work for me.
73 or 74 ST16, PO took apart, painted frame then lost interest. I have been on it for another 2 1/2 yrs, not making much progress
Bought his from a buddy for my son. 64 DB725. He is supposed to ear it down and restore as a 4H project, but he seems to have lost interest, I will probably end up doing it.
This is my go to worker, '77 16/6 single. I do about everyting with it.
When I brought her home not running- drop valve seat
Edited by TAHOE, December 10, 2014 - 08:23 AM.
Posted December 11, 2014 - 07:26 PM
Nice bunch sears on here. All pretty nice looking tractors.
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