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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Last week dad went and picked up a 1973 Sears st10 made by roper. We did our usual half and half deal. Guy wanted 800 for it. Dad said we were paying 500 for it. I gave him 250 and that evening dad brought it home.

Story goes it was used 3 seasons then parked in a barn. Guy bought it from estate sale and painted it and got it operating.

Runs great, I almost like it more than the cubs!

Looking for a right side belt cover for the engine. Anyone know of one let me know

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 01:43 PM

Nice.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 02:31 PM

Nice machine. A real work horse, love mine!

 

The covers come up on E-bay quite often. Usually in the $15 + shipping range. Yours is also missing a cover that fits on the left side; between the engine and frame.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:34 PM

Nice machine. A real work horse, love mine!

The covers come up on E-bay quite often. Usually in the $15 + shipping range. Yours is also missing a cover that fits on the left side; between the engine and frame.

I'll have to do some looking. Didn't know it was missing the other cover as well. Really want the belt one Incase my son sticks his fingers in there.

Honestly this gt seems pretty tough. We have the equivalent cub. A 1973 cub 108.

In some ways I like this sears better. The only thing so far is the cub is more comfortable. But a semi correct seat would fix that problem I think.

It's so quiet with the blades on. The steering radius is much smaller. And it feels much more nimble. I want to pick another one up now...

It's awfully awkward to mount. I have a tough time figuring out the proper procedure.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:44 PM

Awkward to mount is an understatement. Seat needed to be moved up ~1 1/2" and back 3". To aid in mounting the machine; these were fabricated:

 

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Can be found here:

http://gardentractor...plete-for-st10/

 

They are very tough. Tight turns and fast in high gear; Creeper gear works great with the tiller.

The deck has been removed and placed in storage. Mine is used with a front plow and either a yard sweeper, back blade, or tiller on the rear. A real worker with plenty of power.

 

I'm not sure if the '73-74 had the left cover. I know the earlier ones did. I picked one up a few months ago, but have not installed it yet.

 

Not mine, but a good example. http://www.ebay.com/...rIAAOSwgZ1Xvljx

 

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:21 PM

I went and looked at that it's pretty nice
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:24 PM

If you can't find the covers they are very simple to make! I can give you the demensions off the ones in my custom if you need them let me know
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:08 PM

I went and looked at that it's pretty nice

You looked at this particular tractor in beaver falls?

Dad went back and forth with this guy for a couple weeks before he dropped the price to 500.

Gave us wheel weights chains and some other stuff for it.

I love those running boards. This one really cuts nice. I was super impressed with the cut.

Going to go Saturday and pick another one up I think. 200 dollars. Why not? Dad won't let me order AG's and tri-ribs for the front. He likes what's on it! I want to get this one and paint it some crazy colors(purple and black?) And make it into a work horse.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:56 PM

You looked at this particular tractor in beaver falls?
Dad went back and forth with this guy for a couple weeks before he dropped the price to 500.
Gave us wheel weights chains and some other stuff for it.
I love those running boards. This one really cuts nice. I was super impressed with the cut.
Going to go Saturday and pick another one up I think. 200 dollars. Why not? Dad won't let me order AG's and tri-ribs for the front. He likes what's on it! I want to get this one and paint it some crazy colors(purple and black?) And make it into a work horse.
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yes I saw it online for sale on either Craigslist or Penns woods about 4 weeks ago and I asked him if I could stop and see it.
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:58 PM

yes I saw it online for sale on either Craigslist or Penns woods about 4 weeks ago and I asked him if I could stop and see it.

First thing we did was take off that goofy stack lol

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:59 PM

I would have too!
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Posted September 01, 2016 - 04:36 PM

I have a 917.252031 mower deck that looks identical to this picture


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