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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:24 PM

I came across this and just out of interest what model is it please? Also is fairly complete or anything obviously missing? I am guessing it's a 70s model?. I know the seat been replaced.

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:31 PM

Seems odd a Briggs, not Tecumseh engine. Doesn't look real old, maybe compare to a Sears that is similar?  I don't know where to look for serial, but others might. Will maybe be long one starting with 917.******* or similar?


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:33 PM

Seems odd that the fenders are squared off. Does it have 5 bolt wheels on the back?


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:36 PM

Roper did that. Tecumseh on units made for Sears Briggs on tractors sold as their own brand.


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:53 PM

Roper did that. Tecumseh on units made for Sears Briggs on tractors sold as their own brand.


I know absolutely nothing about these tractors. Are you saying this is a Roper with a genuine Briggs engine? Any idea of it age and model?

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 05:06 PM

Roper is an RT10. Be the same as a custom 10xl and an st10
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 05:07 PM

Roper used briggs sears used Tecumsehs
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 05:10 PM

Lovely, thanks.

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 08:57 PM

Count the head bolts, that should tell ya. I cant on this little screen.

Plenty of info, and pics here to snoop around on;)

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:11 PM

Roper used briggs sears used Tecumsehs

 

Not in all of them but Roper did build tractors for sears to.

 

That looks like a Roper RT8. 8hp briggs with pull start only. They made one with electric start but it still had the pull start.It was called the TR8E. All of the RT10s I'm seeing on the web Only have electric start.They used Both a 10hp Briggs and the HH100 10hp Tecumseh in the RT10.

 

So Basically it's the same thing as the 8hp Briggs powered Sears Custom 8E with pull start only.

 

That would be pretty handy to have.The ever reliable pull start (untill the rope or the spring breaks lol) Never have to worry about a dead battery in that one.Would be perfect for pulling a trailer around with or doing some plowing and garden work with.I would grab her if it's reasonably priced.


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:21 PM

Not in all of them but Roper did build tractors for sears to.

That looks like a Roper RT8. 8hp briggs with pull start only. They made one with electric start but it still had the pull start.It was called the TR8E. All of the RT10s I'm seeing on the web Only have electric start.They used Both a 10hp Briggs and the HH100 10hp Tecumseh in the RT10.

So Basically it's the same thing as the 8hp Briggs powered Sears Custom 8E with pull start only.

You are correct I didn't notice that I also didn't notice it has no hi and low lever
So it probably is a the 8

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:51 PM

Found more Info. I thought it was RT8E or RT8.Well looky what I found.

 

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Roper RT8E does have Hi/Lo range just like the 70s Custom 10XL.

 

This one has what appears to be a 4 speed peerless 2300? in it. Same transaxle that was in my 68 Custom 10XL. You can tell by the axle tube mounts,the longer axle tubes and the reversed rims. I'm sticking with RT8.

 

 

Blew up the pics pretty big. png format so there a little big. Here looky at the axles. I could ALMOST read the HP number on the blower housing lol.

 

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Posted March 06, 2017 - 02:26 AM

Thanks. I will have a look at this post again when I am back from work.

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Posted March 06, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Great info guys about this little gem. What issues should I be looking out for? Is the tow hitch a Roper/ Sears add on? At the front is what look like where the front weights might be placed. Is that a genuine part if something fabricated?

Interesting to see the fuel tank ? mounted on the fender in your photo.

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Posted March 06, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Hitch and front weight box look home made to me bit very well built.Looks like it spent a few years towing something heavy around.

 

Person that used it must of had really short left leg lol.Notice the wooden block on the left foot rest.


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