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#1 michael1968 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 02:01 AM

Hey there, I left the house this morning with a mountain bike and returned with a 1974 Sears SS16. It runs and drives well, all the gears work in high and low. A unique feature is that it has a aftermarket electric fuel pump. It also came with daullies. The stock tires were included along with some Carlisle super lugs.(Not pictured) The ags are at my friends house getting filled with calcium. I had a sears mowing deck lying around so i mounted it when i got home and I'd say it mows pretty well. I would like to hear your opinion on the tractor. Any problems with this model in particular? Tips and tricks for maintenance?

Thanks, Michael 

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:25 AM

Well, the body looks to be in good shape, none of the usual pieces broken. I had a similar 76 , the only thing to worry/ watch is the onans can be expensive to repair. A real beast when running corectly.  

Good luck, Tom  

 Oh yah nice tractor!!


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:36 AM

Good luck with it ,,,, where are the pics of you dragging it home with a mountain bike ?


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:41 AM

Nice looking SS16!


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 04:54 AM

Good trade for a mountain bike. LOL. Nice GT. Should have lots of fun with it.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 06:58 AM

Nice tractor!  Thanks for the pics. My SS-14 is a tank!  Hope you enjoy your SS-16. 

(Why didn't you just put a 3-point on your mountain bike?)  :D  :D     Rick


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 07:41 AM

Nice looking tractor. Typical busted upper grill.

 

Electric fuel pump has been done by many when the mechanical one failed.

 

Good tractor, Onan can get expensive to fix if something breaks, but good maintenance and they usually last a long time.

 

 

DITCH the calcium, it will rot out your rims.


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:23 AM

i wouldnt fill tires with calium it rusts out rims


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:50 AM

Good looking tractor & I agree calcium will rust out the rims.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 08:52 AM

:ditto: on the calcium!


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Was it a nice mountain bike?... cause you sure got a nice tractor for it!!


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Nice tractor! Those ONANs are horses when running right.
:ditto: on the calcium.
With the other options that are out there, calcium isn't always your best bet.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 11:34 AM

i got a set of calcium filled tires ill take a picture of when i go outside again if i can get to them


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Posted March 24, 2015 - 12:00 PM

here pictures are couldnt really get good pictures. but both rims are rusted out around valve stem from the calcium cloride. i only took picture of one

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 05:13 PM

here pictures are couldnt really get good pictures. but both rims are rusted out around valve stem from the calcium cloride. i only took picture of one


Yeppers, I got some look just like them.
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