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#1 MGP59DB OFFLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 02:10 PM

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 02:27 PM

1960,61 Suburban

 

Missing drive belt cover.

 

Wonder if he would take $300 for it (only because it has new front tires) or a 55lb Anvil with China stamped on it lol


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 02:46 PM

It does have the electric start motor on it  , but missing the cover there also , I would give $300 for it , More if it is a 61' , I cant see for sure if those are the right front rims . It looks like a restorable machine , but a little over priced.



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Posted July 17, 2016 - 04:26 PM

"anniversary model" made me laugh pretty hard.

 

Don't ya love how people think that an old Worn out GT is worth big bucks? If there not worn out there rusted up.99.9% of the time they need a good bit of work to even be usable.

 

Was thinking 60,61 because of the electric start.Did they have a deluxe model with electric start as standard? Why more $$$ for a 61?



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Posted July 17, 2016 - 04:58 PM

Well, its gold colored so obviously its a "Golden anniversary" model.  :worshippy1:


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 05:45 PM

"anniversary model" made me laugh pretty hard.

 

Don't ya love how people think that an old Worn out GT is worth big bucks? If there not worn out there rusted up.99.9% of the time they need a good bit of work to even be usable.

 

Was thinking 60,61 because of the electric start.Did they have a deluxe model with electric start as standard? Why more $$$ for a 61?

From what I have heard the Gold on this machine is because of the 'anniversary'  '1960' The 59s are the early editions the 60s= GA  - 61s are like leftovers .

The 59s are 91760601 - or electric start has 602   and  60s are 917-60613or14 for electric start  -  61s were 616-617-618-619s according to the info I have. Even No's = Electric start. - I just have not seen many 61's and it is the year I was born so I want one . I have a 59 and My uncle has a 59-and 60

We should start atthe beginning, withthe models. There are 21 differnt models of tractors built between 58 and 65. They all used briggs engines, but one model which has a BKN wisconsin. The orginal tested and company photograghed tractor also had a wisconsin, but that one never made it out the door past testing. Tractor testing was done at an orange farm in FL , then the tractors came back to Bradley to be taken apart and checked for wearing items. The first 3 yrs of tractors are nugget gold and electric blue, after that they are all Seaton blue and Artic white.

 This is how the model number break down:
 601-602 ....1959
 613-614.....1960
 616-617-618-619....1961
 622-623-624....1962
 628-629-630.....1963
 633-634-637......1964
 644-645-646-647......1965

 

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Has anyone else noticed the most hacked or cobbled machines always get crazy asking prices, generally the good ones you find all original are from good owners who sell at a fair market value and are happy its going to go to a good home.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 06:02 PM

I think if your going to "Quote" something you should acknowledge where the info came from.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 06:04 PM

I think if your going to "Quote" something you should acknowledge where the info came from.

 

Sorry - I found that 2 years ago and copied it for a reference of Model #s on these .

it is just here - say   not verified. I don't know who to credit it to.

 

 

I'd just like to know where he gets his 1940's information from - Cause it looks like a 38 ford front end?

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Edited by MGP59DB, July 17, 2016 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 09:44 PM

Sorry - I found that 2 years ago and copied it for a reference of Model #s on these .

it is just here - say   not verified. I don't know who to credit it to.

 

 

It came from me, not sure where you found it. Part of the nearly 20yrs of research I did on these tractors. I had some problem 2 or 3 yrs back with people taking stuff from my yahoo group and posting it around the net. I stopped updating it, and didn't correct any of the old errors I made in the time line, as I found new and better info.


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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:18 AM

that info was posted here on this site.

I think the point is that some of us pour tons of time and resources into researching and documenting something and unfortunately in 2 seconds it can be cut and pasted and plastered all over the net. the only issues I have with this is that I have seen errors get copied and then copied again and again and people start thinking it's facts.

as for when I restored my suburban the best and correct info i found was mostly what lauber1 posted. (which I thank you)

http://gardentractor...s/?fromsearch=1

Edited by jabelman, July 19, 2016 - 09:17 AM.


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 03:10 PM

$1000! Holy Bat droppings






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