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#1 Deck_Drive OFFLINE  

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 11:39 PM

ok, for that past week or so, I have been talking to a guy about this tractor. well, today I got my grandpa to go get it, but he wanted to look at another sears this guy had, will that one turned out to be a non running 1968 sears hydro trac 12. it looked to be in good shape but he wanted 300 for the tractor, deck, and a snowblower. I seen it and just said no. so me and my grandpa went and payed for this 65. and now it sits in my garage. It runns good, I had to mess with the carb a bit but it runs great now, barrilly any smoke. it drive forward, but the reverse needs work in order to be used. it needs help but I can fix it up.
any way, here are the pictures
Here is the dozer blade I got with it
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here is the left side of the tractor
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here is the right side of the tractor
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and here is the reverse problem
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so tell me what yall think, not to bad for 170, eh?

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 11:43 PM

Looks to be in good shape overall, great score.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 12:57 AM

Nice. It all seems to be in pretty good shape... except PINK? I didnt know that was a color option.

Good for you on the getting it running.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:20 AM

I think it will be a heck of a tractor all restored up. Those DBs can pull nice, I have some of their walk behind tractors. In fact, that's how I became addicted, I restored a DB walk behine and collected them til I got sick of them and then bought a Springfield, from there the rider collection snowballed lol.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 07:17 AM

its red. but it NEEDS some new paint.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 10:49 AM

Great score! That seems to be in nice shape. (except for the pink / "red" paint :poke:) I think that will make a nice restoration piece for you! Congratulations!

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 11:24 AM

Nice find kid, looks like a great resto project. Glad you got it , and it runs. Paint isn't that bad for being 46 years old, lol.

BTW, nice rear weights !!

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 01:11 AM


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Posted May 21, 2011 - 10:45 PM

nice project kid, I like it, nice 816 gravely early on. Shawn:thumbs:

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 10:56 PM

Great tractor there Kid. It is really no more complicated than a the David Bradley walk behinds, just a little better. Hope you get years of use out of it, and a decent coat of paint on it lol.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 11:03 PM

Also, I would run some "Gumout: Entire Fuel System Cleaner" through it, see if it will run better that way. I have found that they not only run better but depending on how often you use them one bottle will last a couple years even using it in every tank! lol. I swear by it because some of my tractors will sit 2 or 3 months in between run times, and I do not use fuel stabilizer, it is overrated and I don't trust it to work. You do better just letting them run outta gas if you expect to let them sit for over 3 months. If not you can use the same gas and add a little fresh and a little Gumout and when you get it running you let it sit and idle where it will run for a while until it will idle down and run nice and smooth before you use it. Usually 15-20 minutes after adding Gumout it is running smooth. Usually after just 5 minutes you can hear an improvement.
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Posted May 23, 2011 - 07:33 AM

I guess I could try that. hmmm thanks for the suggestion

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 11:22 AM

I guess I could try that. hmmm thanks for the suggestion

No problem, it is just amazing how well Gumout works. One bottle is designed to treat like 20 gallons of gasoline and I just dump about a lid or 2 of it in (not measured, just go on gut). It isn't a precise measurement and you can tell when you added just a little too much (it will stutter some) and the proceedure to fix it is just dump more gasoline in the tank on top lol. It isn't difficult to use and you will get the hang of it, and I recommend dumping only a little in it to start with (don't go crazy). Just think of four 5 gallon gas cans and that one bottle, it should get you through all of those gas cans lol.




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