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#1 RustyB ONLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 12:17 PM

I am hoping someone on here can help me. I am looking for the model of a Sears riding mower that my Dad bought new in 1975. It was red & white (hood), had a 3 or 4 spd. trans and 8 HP vertical shaft engine - Briggs I think. Pull start but electric start was a option. It was a large heavy framed riding mower...around $700.00 at the time. I have no idea if there were any implements for it, I think it was strictly a mower or wagon puller. I would like to find one to restore because it was the start of it all for me. I have not been able to track any information down on it. As always thanks for the help.

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 12:43 PM

​Try tractor data.com, you can click thru it and maybe find what you are looking for.

Good luck

 

 

http://www.tractorda...n-tractors.html


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 01:20 PM

I think I had one like that. Does it have tall side on the frame that come up almost to the hood? 

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 01:28 PM

Something like these?

 

 

 

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 02:40 PM

Closer to the LT10/36 - Pull cord came thru the side of the hood and no lights. Bright red and the hood was bolted tight, you had to remove all the nuts and bolts to open it. Hardest darn thing to start I ever was around. Gas tank was under the hood, I usually over filled it and it ran all over the place. Thanks

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 03:08 PM

Here's a '77 10 hp, probably about the closest we are going to find as in pics unless someone actually has one.

 

 

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 05:41 PM

Was it more like this little guy?

 

 

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 09:29 PM

Bob - No it was a much larger tractor than that. It had a full seat deck area and the rope for the pull start came out the side of the hood. Thanks for then help



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Posted January 11, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Sounds more like a small frame Simplicity.

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The one I had kinda had a Dynamark or AMF look to it. Maybe it was just the color scheme. Not sure who built them and cant find any pics on the net that look like the one I had.


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Posted January 17, 2017 - 04:22 PM

Spring '75-03a.gif Spring '75-03b.gif
RustyB,
okay, let's see if this is the one...
 
NOTE:
the model number, instead of the first 9 will be the manufacturer, probably Roper, but that's not guaar-rooonteed to be the case tho, and drop the N and add 2 0's, so xxx.963300, okay, now off to see the wizard ;)......
 
a newspaper ad page here:
(is a pay-to-play site)
 

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Posted January 17, 2017 - 04:34 PM

BUT, WAIT... :D 
with a few dollars more, the GREAT BIG 10 hp MONSTER model was available... :rocker2:
{still only had a 36 in deck tho...} :wallbanging:
 
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Posted January 17, 2017 - 04:37 PM

and the rest of the story... :thumbs:

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now, I am off to see the wizard... :D   :poke:



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Posted January 17, 2017 - 04:39 PM

.. but does it still have the "super wide 15x6 tires"



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Posted January 21, 2017 - 09:05 AM

Daniel_B  I believe that could be it but without the electric start. I remembered it being 8 HP, you engaged the mower on the side of the tractor. I saw the sale book on a web site that I thought it was in but couldn't get any information on it. Any chance anyone knows who made these tractors for Sears at this time and how do I research a serial/model number? Thanks a lot for the help.






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