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#1 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 10:17 PM

What can you tell me about the Simplicity 954?
Can't find anything in the AC Simplicity forum.

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 07:26 AM

What does it look like?



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Posted July 24, 2016 - 09:25 AM

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 09:26 AM

http://www.manualgur...parts-catalogue


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Same basic tractor as my 4041, one of the best tractors ever built in my opinion.
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Posted July 24, 2016 - 10:27 AM

What can you tell me about the Simplicity 954?
Can't find anything in the AC Simplicity forum.

 

Search for 4040, 4041, and 9020 for Simplicity; Allis models were 620 and 720.

 

The '954' is a shortened version of the manufacturing code for the Simplicity Powermax 9020. The full number is 990954.

 

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The 9020 was the last version of the PowerMax series sold, from 1975-1980. It had the nearly 20 horse Onan, model CCKB. They are a very large GT, larger than some SCUTs. They also had a feature never done before or since on a GT, a three range hydro transmission.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 01:18 PM

I just saved that manual and will be uploading it to our files soon. Got a bunch of Cub files to do also.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 01:53 PM

LotS of good manuals on that site

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 01:35 PM

The wife said no more tractors for a while (but she didn't say "no more tractors").  To bad, the tractor was in good shape with a FEL, 3 point hitch, and a rear pto.  It would have been a nice tractor for the collection.

 

Thanks for the information from everyone.  Next time I'll know more about the tractor if I ever see one again.  They only wanted $1195 for the tractor.  I think that was a steal.


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 04:12 PM

That would of been 3x's that $$ around here. At least. Having the rear pto on one of those is worth gold.

 

 


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 07:12 PM

I told my wife that it was worth about $3500.  That didn't change her mind.



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Posted July 27, 2016 - 06:38 AM

$3500 would be the moon, but $1195 would have been considered theft to us Simplicity guys  :smilewink:   The Loader is worth about $1500, RPTO, about $400 and tractor, very dependent on condition, and with no attachments or weights, another $1000.


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Posted August 08, 2016 - 08:47 PM

I recently ran up on a Simplicity tractor 954 with the large traction tires on the rear and three rib on the fronts. It had been sitting for about 18 years according to the owner. It has the rear PTO and the tires are holding air but were flat when I found it. The steering was locked up, the rear lift arm is missing parts but the hydraulic cylinder is there. The engine is running good but the carb is leaking and is the devils own to get started after sitting awhile. The trees must have protected it from the weather to some extent as it only has a bit of surface rust. The decals were shot but after awhile I was able to make out PowerMax on the side. The hydraulic pump was off when I found it and I have not replaced it as yet. I am still missing the drive shaft for the hydraulic pump but do have the one from the engine to the rear end. I do have the hydraulic pump but not the shaft that drives it.



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Posted August 16, 2016 - 12:26 PM

Ok, I have figured out why the mainshaft was taken out. The clutch had either broken the stop point and sheared the wires that went to it or the tractor had come to a sudden and abrupt halt and sheared the wires. Either way it will need an electric clutch. I don't believe there is anything wrong with the Hydraulic pump, I have found all of the other pieces in the brush and have them all cleaned up and ready to go back together. I would like a decent picture of a correctly mounted rocker shaft and the associated parts. I know the electric clutch is going to be expensive if it can even be located. I also need a picture of whatever is supposed to hold it in place so that the wires don't get all scrambled.



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Posted August 23, 2016 - 01:09 PM

I finally traced out what actually happened on my 954, The 1/4 20 bolt that holds the chain link for the PTO, in place had rusted out and broke, then the clutch spun around, breaking the stabilizer and shearing the wires. Then the original owner pulled the drivelines and hydraulic pump to get to the clutch shaft and electric clutch. At this point, he either gave up looking for the parts or felt is was a lost cause to repair the machine. I have all of the parts located except the splined drive for the hydraulic pump and the fiberglass coupling and of course the bolts and spacers. I have changed all of the oils, engine is running good but makes a loud clanking noise just as it starts, running it is quiet. The starter gear may be about worn out. It also does not show any amperage at the amp gauge. I have checked all of the wiring and everything appears to be normal. I may need to find the rectifier and/or the voltage regulator or hopefully not the stator. pricey.

 

I tried posting pictures, but they all flipped upside down and I see no way to turn them over.  I even tried turning them upside down to post. I know the greasy side is not supposed to be showing. pun intendedIMG_1662.JPG







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