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#16 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 01:56 PM

Welcome to the forum! :wave:

 

What are you wanting to do with the Garden Tractor? I use mine for everyday work, I don't like the older smaller models of garden tractors, they aren't very practical for what I need. I have a Simplicity 7016 with mower and rototiller. That model of simplicity was made between '75 and '79. I also use a Bolens HT23 which was made between '79 and '87. I do not dislike the old machines, but normally they are less user friendly.

My first garden tractor was a Sears Custom 7, it was a early 60's model, I ended up putting a 16hp brigs on it and the old thing would pull anything.

These garden tractors are fun to play with, but I want to warn you, you can NEVER just buy one, before you know it your whole garage will be full :poke:


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 05:00 PM

My guess is that it is an S18 or an S19. S18's were the most common model to us a Kohler. I agree that the price is a little high.


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Welcome to the forum! :wave:

 

What are you wanting to do with the Garden Tractor? I use mine for everyday work, I don't like the older smaller models of garden tractors, they aren't very practical for what I need. I have a Simplicity 7016 with mower and rototiller. That model of simplicity was made between '75 and '79. I also use a Bolens HT23 which was made between '79 and '87. I do not dislike the old machines, but normally they are less user friendly.

My first garden tractor was a Sears Custom 7, it was a early 60's model, I ended up putting a 16hp brigs on it and the old thing would pull anything.

These garden tractors are fun to play with, but I want to warn you, you can NEVER just buy one, before you know it your whole garage will be full :poke:

 

Honestly, I don't need the tractor for a specific function.  I am more purchasing based on style, history, etc.  At some point down the road, I would probably like to  purchase something that has the capability of adding a front loader for moving around mulch and soil, but that will wait for now.

 

Passed on the speedex.....I think with the help of everyone here, I was able to determine that it was not a great buy.

 

Now I have a lead on a Panzer for around $500. The guy should be sending a few photos tomorrow.  Not to get into value and pricing too much, but does $500 sound reasonable on a panzer?  Don't know model or condition yet, but from what I have noticed panzers seem to bring a bit more



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Posted February 28, 2017 - 11:54 PM

a panzer is a rare old tractor, and even more rare are any implements made for them.  If it looks ok, not missing any parts, and runs good, that is a reasonable price.


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