I don't know for sure what year, but I traded my 1953 Simplicity to a friend of mine for this tractor. Its missing a few parts, trans makes a lot of whining, but overall its a great running machine! This will be getting a full restoration and I also picked up a rednecked jacobsen with hydro that I will be removing the hydro from and installing on my Ford. I had a motorcycle accident a few years ago and it messed up my shoulder pretty bad so I can't really use a manual lift anymore.
New paint, rebuilt trans, tuned up engine, Rear ags, front ribs, sears 3 point on the rear, custom seat, hydraulic lift. Will be a decked out machine!
I'll add onto this thread once the restoration actually begins. I have this project, my 53500's, a early Allis B10, HotRod 725 and 2 custom motorcycle builds going on, so progress may be slow lol