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Posted July 07, 2015 - 12:15 PM

I am going to be seeing what all I can learn about this little gem.

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

One of the sears guys should be along to give you some info

Its a nice looking machine!


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Welcome to GTT. Nice machine. Very good wheel weights. Check our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day). Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 01:54 PM

:welcometogttalk: Looks nice


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 02:24 PM

What does the the grill look like? If it's two large up/down slats, it's a 68. If it has 2 headlights spearated by 3 rectangular opening, it's a 69 or 70 although a 70 was orange.

Does it have the model tag behind shifter pattern sticker?

You can also pull the model number off the engine? should be stamped in cover above flywheel. Should be a tecumseh 10 Hp flathead.

 

Those were Sears entry level garden tractors. The used the same rear end/back half of frame as the heavier suburbans, but  used a 3 lug hub and front frame was 2" shorter. The frame was also enclosed on the front so you cannot use suburban front implements and axle was stamped/welded vs suburban had steel tube. They can use a manual 3pt and use suburban rear attachments. That should have a 36" aluminum deck driven by a belt to 90* gear boxes.

Decent tractors.


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 02:42 PM

serial number is 6977

 

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 03:45 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Nice looking tractor you have there!


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 06:03 PM


 

Those were Sears entry level garden tractors. The used the same rear end/back half of frame as the heavier suburbans, but  used a 3 lug hub and front frame was 2" shorter. The frame was also enclosed on the front so you cannot use suburban front implements and axle was stamped/welded vs suburban had steel tube. They can use a manual 3pt and use suburban rear attachments. That should have a 36" aluminum deck driven by a belt to 90* gear boxes.
Decent tractors.


I had an 8XL. 1970. It had 5 lug wheels (still have them) and a steel deck .

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Nice looking rig. I have one with no engine. Well actually Steph has one with no engine. I will get one on it eventually.



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Posted July 07, 2015 - 06:55 PM

:welcometogttalk:  Nice machine. I have a newer ST/10 (~1973) They are a work horse.


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 07:03 PM

So, what year would mine be? Is there a way to date it by serial number?



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Posted July 07, 2015 - 07:05 PM

It came with snow blade & tire chains too.

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 09:03 PM

:welcome: 

TAHOE will be able to nail down your machine to a year with the pics you posted.

My Bet is 70, but Marty will be along shortly to tell me i goofed again :D

 

The plow is nice, the chains look lightly used.

I would bet the unit will plow much more than you'd guess.

BTW, If the rears are filled with salt water, you may want to watch for a spare set of rims just to have around.


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:08 AM

 

 

 



I had an 8XL. 1970. It had 5 lug wheels (still have them) and a steel deck .

 

 

I said "should"  :D   Sears never followed exact patterns. I have a 68 SS12 that the model  # does not show up in any records, but I have talk to other guys who had the same # so I dunno

 

 

The 69 and 70 are almost identical, looking at the hood badge, this one appears to be a 69 so yea Alan...you goofed again

:poke: :poke: :rolling: :rolling:

69 appears to also have the deck painted same color as tractor where the 70 had white deck. Not exact science, but close!

 

The 69 model # should be 917.25420

 

The 70 should be 917.25470

 

They did not date by serial number of tractor, but if you have that model # above, we can get you the year.

If you can give the model and serial # off the engine shroud, that can give a closer date to when tractor was made although engines could be a few months older than the tractor. # on engine should 143.xxxxx/serial #


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