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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Well, been on the forum for a while but haven't had a Sears tractor in a long time - Had a crusty old Craftsman (2000? - briggs 18 hp vertical shaft twin) many years ago.

 

Helping a buddy clean out his barn and this was stuck in a back corner. It followed me home....

 

"As far as he knows it runs", well it DID last time he used it - about 5 years ago! Front tires are done, but back ones are still good and hold air. I'm pretty sure its been repainted :rolling: , but no rust visible aside from the deck. Onan twin with manual 3 speed/reverse transaxle and high low range. Has a nifty manual 3 point lift on it as well.

 

It definitely needs some love and attention, but looks savable.

 

Here are a few pictures.

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And here is the model number and engine number

 

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No decals or labels left on the thing- can somebody tell me what model it is?

 

Several other projects qued up already, so this one is gonna have to wait a little while before I get into it good, but will post more when I do. Thanks in advance for the help!


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:32 PM

I would re-chrome the hubcaps first.


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I'll add that to the list....

But in all fairness, I have to give the colony of ants living behind them a chance to relocate first. I sprayed the wheel, but think that just ticked them off.....

 

Actually, didn't realize they were hubcaps! After working all day, it was just load it up and bring it home then take a couple pictures to share - didn't even think about not seeing the axles! Or unloading the trailer.....


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:42 PM

That model number should be a SS16 (Onan Twin 16 Hp)
The hood has obviously been heavily modified. It's off an older tractor (hood style and ornament) and the grill has been made to transition from the original lower piece and the transplanted hood.

Has lots of potential there, just keep your eyes open for a good hood & grill. they're out there, but not a ton of them.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:04 AM

I don't see that model # in database I use, but the closest is a 25880 so it appears to be a 1975 tractor, metal gas tank under seat puts it at 73-75. I think the 75 on the Onan is year also, maybe wrong on that one.

Hood appears to be a 67-68 .

You got the top link with 3 pt too, they are usually missing!

 

Does have potential.



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Posted March 24, 2015 - 09:29 AM

I was on a dedicated vintage sears site last night, and they claimed that sears used the last number of the model number to denote mods - maybe supplier changes, parts improvements, etc. Following that logic, I guess this would have been the third edition/revision of the model?

Their list had it as a 75 as well...

 

Looking at the manuals section here (thanks to all of you who contribute!!!!!!), I didn't see any manuals for my model number, but guessing that the owners manual for any ss16 would be pretty much the same? And this is my first onan (well - if it runs as claimed..), s I guess I need to add a service manual for that to my collection.

 

Queston about the onan - this is the little brother of the family - 16 hp vs the more commonly used 18 hp - is that because of displacement or cam/carburation? or is it a different animal from the bigger twin?

 

Looking at what the hood SHOULD look like, this is really a "custom" tractor!

 

Now I want to run out there and check it out better, see if it has spark, how the electrics are, check bearings, on and on and on.......! But the list of "gotta do's" has to come before the list of "wanna do's" 


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 02:39 PM

Just remember, we are gt guys. It has had years of neglect and needs the hood lifted or something so it knows it now has a caring home. I did not think that I had it that bad.

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 02:06 PM

Do you still need the manuals for the tractor and engine? I have pdf for 917.25751, 25752, 25950 and 608100. I think they all came from stripmine.org

I also have the Onan BF Service Manual 965-0250 -MS 2425 and 2379A.pdf.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Do you still need the manuals for the tractor and engine? I have pdf for 917.25751, 25752, 25950 and 608100. I think they all came from stripmine.org

I also have the Onan BF Service Manual 965-0250 -MS 2425 and 2379A.pdf.

Have you checked to see if those are already uploaded to the Manuals section?



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Posted August 06, 2015 - 08:47 PM

Have you checked to see if those are already uploaded to the Manuals section?

Kenny,

 

It looks like only the 1977 SS-16 (917.25950) manual is in the GTTalk Manuals section. I do not have privileges to upload to GTTalk  but I can legally point you to Stripmine where you can download a copy free or I can email one to you (redistribution is permitted per the Stripmine web site).

 

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 04:10 AM

Kenny,

 

It looks like only the 1977 SS-16 (917.25950) manual is in the GTTalk Manuals section. I do not have privileges to upload to GTTalk  but I can legally point you to Stripmine where you can download a copy free or I can email one to you (redistribution is permitted per the Stripmine web site).

 

JiminRI

Try again to upload after you have 10 posts made. If you still can't then, let us know as you should be able to upload by then!



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Kenny,

 

It looks like only the 1977 SS-16 (917.25950) manual is in the GTTalk Manuals section. I do not have privileges to upload to GTTalk  but I can legally point you to Stripmine where you can download a copy free or I can email one to you (redistribution is permitted per the Stripmine web site).

 

JiminRI

 

Dave, i.e. STRIPMINE, is a meeber here, but rarely visits. He was a regular on MTF, but rarely visits there anymore.

I live near him and never talk to him anymore. He has a lot of cool manuals on his website, too bad he got away from it and doesn't up load much anymore.


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