Sears Riding Mower
Posted January 21, 2017 - 09:26 AM
- RustyB said thank you
Posted January 21, 2017 - 08:06 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...
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...
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.
hope this helped,
Posted January 21, 2017 - 09:54 PM
OUCH - The tractor in post 11 is not the tractor I am looking for so it doesn't matter what is written on the tractor or the description. The tractor in post 12 is more like what I am looking for but ours had recoil start. The grill was just like that one but it had a small dent in it from me sliding on wet grass and bumping a porch. I am sure the deck engagement was on the tractor because I built a snow plow for it in high school and tried to use the silver engagement lever to lift the plow. My memory seems pretty good about it, the only thing I am doubting is the 8 HP part.
I didn't wake up on Jan 10th and decide to start looking for this rider or one like it, I have been looking for years for one. It was sold around 1980 to a gentleman that has long since died and his widow does not remember what happened to it.
I know this rider was or is unpopular if it was a popular model I would have found it years ago. I was looking for help in finding it not a lecture on how to read posts.
Posted January 22, 2017 - 07:46 AM
Daniel feels that he put a ton of effort into the previous posts and they weren't appreciated nor utilized.
Rusty feels he just got a dressing down over a tractor that still isn't quite the one he was looking for.
I'm sure that neither wants hard feelings, so how about you two take this to a PM and discuss this... I'm expecting it is a simple misunderstanding.
- shorty said thank you