Another member here picked this tractor up last spring and we talked a little about it,then I didn't hear anymore about it.
Then this 725 showed up in a Facebook for sale group just a few miles across the line into IL.from me. I kept seeing it over a week or two but my tractor fund was empty.
It caught my eye because it had already had a model 23 engine swap and came with 2 decks and a dozer / snowplow.
Finally I sent him a message offering to do some trading. We worked out a deal and a buddy and I ran over to get it.
He also ended up throwing in a spare model 23 engine with it and I picked up a pair of nice Firestone 6-12 ag tires on wheels for it from him while I was there.
I also ended up picking up a Simplicity walk behind tractor from him that needs work and a cool old Jacobsen push mower while we were there.
Once I got there and talked to the guy while looking the 725 over I was surprised to figure out this is the same 725 that another member here had drug in last spring that we had talked about a little trying to give him a hand on some issues it had.
I brought it home and took off the incorrect seat and straightened the fenders up first thing ( the always bent fenders are a personal pet peeve),then stuck a correct grill on it and swapped to a still correct but matching set of front tires and wheels.
I also replaced the rope cup on the bevel gear box that was missing and have a rear lift ready to go on it since the original is missing.
The tractor seems to run good and I hope to have time over the winter to address some issues with it and maybe get a correct seat on it and the 700. I would like to get some paint on it over the winter but not sure I will get that far.
Edited by KennyP, December 24, 2016 - 02:15 PM.