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#1 turbo 84 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2017 - 01:45 PM

I am trying to identify the age of my Sears Craftsman GT 16 Twin ride on tractor  I think it date pre-1980.

 

Model number 502.607201 and serial 1152.  It has a briggs and Stratton engine.

 

 

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Posted June 21, 2017 - 03:03 PM

Date the engine by the code number and you will be within a year of when the tractor was built.



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Posted June 21, 2017 - 03:06 PM

The date code on the engine will get you in the ballpark. the 502 number denotes a Murray built machine and should be 1981ish.

While researching this , I came across the same post in smokestack by a turbo84 dated may 2010



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Posted June 21, 2017 - 03:10 PM

C/P from smokestack....

 

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Much thanks to everyone who has helped me out here. 

In summary it appears my tractor is a Sears Craftsman GT 16 Twin, made by Murray on February 23, 1981. 

Many folks have said that sears still...


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Posted June 21, 2017 - 03:43 PM

502 indicates it's built by Murray or Murray Ohio. Serial 1152 indicates the year and day. 115th day in 82 so  April 25th 1982

 

The late 70s 77-79 Sears GT16 were silver like this one. 

 

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And date code 8208 dates this one as being manufactured March 23rd 1978

 

Days only go up to 367 days on a leap year so the 0 between the day and year are a separator. 82nd day of 78

 

Engine date codes will get you close to the manufacture date of the tractor. The engines are often made a year or 2 before the tractors are Unless they are a specifically designed for that particular tractor.


Edited by EricFromPa, June 21, 2017 - 03:47 PM.





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