Was at a Simplicity dealer today getting parts and was looking at new while waiting. Many of new Simps have spring suspension! I bounced when on the fenders some and it worked. The whole axle goes up/down. New one to me! Darn things have Mesh seats now too on most. No padding at all, just the mesh. For Cooler, non-sweaty ride, heh! Lower priced ones or maybe Med price, still had seats. I didn't see any names or models on them like in past with Sun Star or Landlord type names. The bigger one in these pix does not show much, was a $4000 tractor and little one was $3000 one, both had 25hp engines, and one had heavy deck, other not as heavy, but still not a stamped deck. Stamped were on smaller ones yet. Things are sure diff on new stuff! Getting bad as new cars, can't work on them anymore w/out special tools and equipment. Interesting thing on bigger tractor was a deck height adjustment that was electric, BUT, right on the deck with small motor and a gear and linkage. Almost like a window set-up in a car. Wonder how long they last getting grass built up on them and then you out there Washing it down with the hose?? Hitting it while removing the deck? Not too sure on that one!
Edited by glgrumpy, April 03, 2017 - 05:11 PM.