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#1 Kmac1 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Picked this up the other day for $25 out of the front yard of a house I drove by.  it has 6hp engine, that is not locked up and has compression.  it says custom on the front and the hood strongly resembles the hood of a suburban 12.  what year is it.  Thanks

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Posted September 29, 2015 - 10:03 PM

I'd say a Sears/Roper, looks just like all the others in that era.



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Posted September 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM

What you have is a sears custom 6. i would say 66-67 somewhere around there. The year or 2 after had a 8-10 tecumseh with a high and low rear 



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Posted September 29, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Yup, custom 6, we had a custom 7 just like it (7hp engine) It was a tough old beast of a garden tractor. We ended up putting on a 16HP brigs and used it for years just pulling stuff around. It towed a Farmall M that had a flat rear tire with no problems. We had a big pair of wheel weights on the back and several hundred pounds of nose weight on the old thing. Finally ended shattering both rear hubs, we replaced those with super heavy bolens hubs and never had a problem again. The biggest problem was when it got rolled off of a trailer, it landed right upside down, smashed the smoke stack, broke the grill mounts off and the old thing never looked quite right after that??? The old tractor finally gave up when the belt came off and got wedged between the rear end and pulley. It started leaking a lot of oil from the rear end after that, I'm guessing it knocked out some seals??? either way it got pushed off to the side and it's waiting to be modified into another project.


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Posted September 30, 2015 - 07:34 AM

1965 Custom 6, that was the year for the hood/grill and flat fenders although 66 also had flat fenders, but different grill.

Good buy for $25, point too so no worry about SSI modules.

 

not bad little tractors. I just hate that you can't use suburban front attachments due to closed in front frame.

 

 

http://vintagesearsg...om/Customs.html


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Posted September 30, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for posting address, most helpful :thumbs:


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Posted October 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Thanks everyone for help identifying this garden tractor. I will put it in the barn till I can get to it.

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Nice little Sears Custom 6-7 and a sweet score for 25 bucks!



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Posted October 07, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Nice haul.
They are significantly stouter than most expect.




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