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#1 Alberta Bolens OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 11:40 PM

I answerd a add for a Bolens on Saturday and when I got to his place he also had a Suburban 12 in the shed, as well as a Jacabson.  I managed to pickup 2 tractor instead of one. (almost 3 guys wife vetoed it)  The Surburban has been sitting in shed for years.  Guys father in law passd away 10 years ago and they are just starting to sort suff out.  He didn't know how long it had been sitting before he passed away.  

 

I pulled the plug and squirted in a little diesel fuel to soak and lube things up a bit.  The motor is not stuck I turned it a wee bit by hand,  I won't turn the engine  lots until the diesel has a chance to soak down and lube things up.

 

From what I can isee its a complete unit with mower.  Belts are rotten looking back tires had air in them both front pumped up but look rotten.  Oil is dirty.  

 

Its sitting in storage for time being.  I won't have time to work on it until summer or fall.  I figure its sat so long another few months won't hurt.  I am itching to see if thhis thing runs.  

 

Never had a sears like this before.  Any idea of the age I'm sure early to mid 60's

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 04:59 AM

I believe the first Suburban 12 was in 1968. I'm seeing the through at least 1971. 1968 was orange color I think.


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Posted April 18, 2016 - 06:33 AM

Looks to me to be a 71 ....nice find


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Posted April 18, 2016 - 07:20 AM

71 or 72 going on hood openings, nice find.


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Posted April 18, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Looks a lot like my 72, nice tractor they are a good tractor and I see it has a 3 pt hitch which is nice. Those Tecumseh HH120 / 12hp are good engine once you get the carb all set my just runs soooo nice.



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Posted April 18, 2016 - 08:17 PM

Thanks for the info.  When I get to working on it I will keep you posted.  



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Posted October 03, 2016 - 10:49 PM

I had chance to work on this tractor a bit over the last couple of days.  I had put diesel in the cylinder when I 1st had the tractor just make certian the piston was not dry when I tried to start it.  Yesterday it would turn over but not very fast and did not seem to have spark.  I charged my boosting batery over night.  Tonight I tried it again seemed to drag.  I removed the mower drive belt which removed some drag.  The engine turned over good and with squirt or 2 of gas into the carb it fired right up.  It seems to run pretty well, sounds ok.  

 

Not sure what to do with it.  Its the only old sears I have.  I think it would take bunch of work to clean up mower bearing etc and make a running tractor. It seems to be complete all shields and belts are there, 3 tires hold air one front one is rotted through, gas tank is rusted, belts are dry.

Even to clean it up and sell as running, moving tractor would take some time.

 

I think I will sell it as is.  Engine runs complete project.  Any idea what I should ask when I post it on KIJIJI?

 

Any memebers close by interested I would give 1st chance to.  Smoking deal!!

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 02:06 AM

I picked my 68 up for 250. Dunno what that translates to up there, but it's the only perspective I have
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Posted October 04, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Nice machine! I have a 1967 SS10. That machine will be nice! Bet you can sell for $3-400 to right person?



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Posted October 04, 2016 - 09:50 PM

Where abouts are you?

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Where abouts are you?

Ponoka Alberta Canada



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Posted October 05, 2016 - 08:30 AM

day & half away, just a few miles out of the way. Lol
Good Luck

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 07:59 PM

Well Countryboo make a holiday of it.  LOL  



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Posted November 09, 2016 - 11:30 PM

I did bit more  work on this tractor. I have it on KIJIJI for $200 no bites.   Replaced one front tire.  The other three hold air and are original sears tires.  I removed and cleaned out the gas tank.  Tighned up a few things in the process.  Put a bit of gas in the tank no leaks.  Didn't clean the carb yet. Primed the carb got it running and it pumped gas and ran on its own.  It even charges.  For the time being I will leave the carb alone.  Going to change engine and rear end oil, will put a battery in it and take it out side side how it drives and what the mower deck sounds like.  



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Posted November 10, 2016 - 06:38 PM

I'll give you $50 for the 3pt off the back and pay shipping . :D

I have a Super12 that needs one.


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