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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2010 - 11:04 AM

This ws probably my best craigslist find. It was advertised as Sears tractor and loader with a shot engine $350.00. I called the guy and made the deal to pick it up the next evening. He said the engine just lost power, but didn't knock or lock up. After I got it home it took just a few minutes to find that one of the screws that hold the air cleaner on had fallen out and got stuck in one of the intake valves. This held the valve open and the onan engine would hardly run on one cylinder. After putting it back together the old girl runs like a top. The tractor also has the electric three point hitch on it but with the cement counter weight on it the three point doesn't get used.
This rig sure is fun to use and has pretty much replaced my shovel and wheel barrow!

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Posted March 21, 2010 - 02:17 PM

Wow! That was an incredible bargain! I remember looking at the Sears catalogs, when I was a kid, and wishing we had a loader like that for our SS14.

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Posted March 21, 2010 - 07:52 PM

:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:WOW!
Awesome Find!

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Posted March 22, 2010 - 04:09 PM

Usually JUST that loader outfit will bring twice that! When I 1st saw that deal, my jaw dropped!

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Posted March 23, 2010 - 06:02 AM

WOW ! Great find.

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 12:19 PM

I have picked up the same machine and paid lots more and did nor get near what you have. My first project is a rear counterweight. Is the one on your machine large enough? Does the way yours is installed allow for a trailer hitch? Would you send me pictures? My e-mail address is 31jac@comcast.net

Thanks for Your time in advanse

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Posted April 03, 2010 - 12:37 PM

Welcome to the group Larry! To answer your questions, the counterweight is a piece of poured cement. It is enough weight for working on the level or going uphill put coming downhill I would like more weight on it. I have not put windshield washer fluid in the rear tires yet and that should give me an additionsl 50 pounds per tire.
The weight is attached by using the three point hitch. The drawbar hitch is useable but the weight is just high enough to clear the hitch of the trailer.
I'll have to dig up some more pictures for you. Once again welcome to GTTalk, Mike

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Posted April 23, 2010 - 12:44 PM

Thanks Mike
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Posted May 05, 2010 - 01:25 PM

i have that same tractor,needs a muffler also have the snow blower wonder what its worth?a guy saw itand wanted to buy it but i dont know what its worth.....any one have a clue what i should ask? if ya have a ballpark idea let me know................but im gonna keep the loader for a nother progect

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Posted May 05, 2010 - 03:39 PM

great deal you got tractormike!!

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 05:17 PM

WOW! That is nice I have three SS/16s and want to put a loader on one of them but time & money is holding me back.

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 05:40 PM

That is a GREAT FIND in my book. Good for you. Looks to be in very good condition overall. Gotta love craigslist.

Just wondering, how far of a drive did you take for it? I have only gone about a little over an hour away for things.

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 09:59 PM

WOW Mike
Great Find. Looking forward to seeing that one.:beerchug:

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 11:33 PM

I'm still kinda new at the garden tractor end of collecting, and I am simply amazed that there is enough frame under there to support such a thing! Awesome deal you got on that though!

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 07:59 PM

I was lucky when I found this tractor, it was only a 1/2 hour drive one way to get it. Ducky, it would have been down at the show here in Arkansaw but the morning of the show when I was moving tractors down I went to start it and nothing happened when I hit the switch. Checked it over quick and a couple of wires must have rubbed together or mice chewed on them and shorted them out. I didn't have time to get it running so it was sitting in the shed that day.
Caseguy, The loader will lift 500 pounds or more but you have a real hard time steering it with even close to that much weight in the bucket. The Sears has a pretty quick steering ratio and turns hard with a heavy load in the bucket. With a 200 pound load it handles well and steers ok. It still beats a shovel all to heck!




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