This season I was rushing to get my equipment in order before the winter snow came along. Living in no wheres land its not easy to get parts when you need them so like many others I try to have what I need on hand. extra belts, plugs, etc. Looking over my tractors and equipment and writing a list I said to my self "this would be so much easier if I only had one brand or tractor and equipment to deal with. Thats when I decided I am going to just stick with one brand...yes I like all brands but for me personally I need to keep it as simple as I can. I was thinking Wheel Horse at first because my wheel horse is the nicest one in my fleet and I have several attachments for it already. But Its hard to find C-120's around here. Plus so many people are into the wheel horses I figured I would stay out of that race. I also have a simplicity 3415H that I am pretty fond of as well so got to thinking about collecting those. At the time I also had a simplicity 3212 but it was destroying my right knee driving it around with my old knee injury.
At that time I had two old sears suburbans (ss12's)I bought with intent to restore. I got the Manual Drive SS12 running and right away I fell in love with the rider set up it has a left side brake pedal, reason I rushed this tractor together is because I needed a plow today , not tomorrow or next tuesday but today. But even 1/2 completed I knew this was the tractor for me.
Photo above is its maiden voyage. Notice no tire chains, fenders, or hood grills .
From that point I knew I was swapping to Suburbans the day I tested it out My right knee was killing me but as you can see in the photos its happily extended and it the most comfortable position it can be.
After that I started looking for attachments that I needed the most ...mower deck and snow blower mainly as you can see I already had the plow. It was the plow that got me to purchase sears in the first place.
Now I got
2 Mower Decks
7hp Roto spader
I am thinking at this point why stop now, although I have everything I need for use between my two other tractors and my sears I got the collectors itch
I did not start out to be a collector but I am now ...
Just had to share because I just figured that part out this morning as I sent several offers to people with Sears stuff.