As many of you know I been searching for a Sears Suburban and been willing to trade my simplicty 3415H for one. Well I found a wheel horse instead its a c-160 (I have a c-120) so seeing that I already got the little sister to it I am interested.
Mine runs and does everything it should....his don't and I am not sure if he is missing alot or a little...I know there is no coil and no wheel for the deck anyone see anything else to be afraid of?
I am looking to slim down some so I don't need so many different types of engines and parts. I already own a c120 and it our preforms the simplicity snow blowing. thinking the 160 may do a bit better. I have not restored the simplicity yet so its not a huge loss to add a horse and lose the last simplicity. The horse comes with the tiller that has to add some value to the trade. But yet the simplicity is nice and mows great so thats why I am asking for trade advice, if I was sure I would not have asked for advice.
Then I can share attachments with this one and make it look as good some day.
I think its more because then I would have 2 horses and 2 sears. I have realized that unless I get a different type of mower with a rear discharge deck I need to keep my c120 horse I need a rear discharge. I also love my horse and don't want to part with it to much has been put into it for anyone to appreciate (but me). So I was planning on selling off the simplicity anyway and getting another 1968 Suburban ....I am just thinking maybe the WH trade instead if its not one of those are you out of your mind type of deals so I am just trying to figure out if I should jump on it or not.
IMO it depends on the local market. There's a simplicity tiller in minot $100 http://maine.craigsl...5580253137.html
Then there's a wheel horse tiller in camden $300 http://maine.craigsl...5596522093.html
There was a thread yesterday was looking for a wheel horse tiller and just the pulley bracket was like $150 on ebay i think. So maybe simplicity tillers are cheaper or don't need as many parts that get lost when tractors change hands over the years...? dunno
I saw the ad for the tractor you're looking at, i think he's asking 350? Does it have all the parts to run the tiller? How much is your simplicity worth, could you sell it for more and by the wh?
As for the things I'd be afraid of... bevel gear box is what keeps me away from simplicty/allis. i'm sure they are fine but i just don't have the ability with gear box repairs.
as for the wh the ad says kohler but the pic looks like a tecumseh to me. you say it needs a coil...? i'd be afraid of the old tecumseh electronic ignitions, parts can get expensive. again lots of guys it's no problem but not my thing.
Always nice to have a backup mower of the same brand, looks like you could keep the 120 for winter and 160 for summer, or am i missing something. maybe you don't mind swapping attachments, might just be me. still nice to have a backup year-round in case something breaks. same idea with old sears but they are getting hard to find in any kind of shape, seems like either collectors item or else ready for scrap, haven't seen much in the middle in maine.
last thing people like the "simplicity cut" but if your rear discharge horse works for you maybe that is good enough. and i don't own any of your 3 brands so i can't give advice just ask questions and ramble on, good luck...