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#1 wbakunis OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2017 - 03:56 PM

I found a Simplicity 725 on craigslist listed as restoration or parts only ($180). Ill be doing a full restoration on it. The 725 is in fair shape. Didn't include a mower deck. Currently missing the seat, air filter, and starter / generator. I did get a rototiller and mule drive with it. I do plan on selling the tiller and mule drive to help fund the 725 restoration.
 

  • Doesn't run. Stripped motor down today (8/14/17) to find it needs new rings.
  • Tin cover for motor is heavily rotted and will need to be replaced.
  • BGB needs a rebuilt. Sheared keyway and may need new seals.
  • Rear end shifts into all gears fine. Rolls fine in neutral. Brake works.
  • Axle tube is not broken but will need new seals on outside of rear end.
  • Includes one new rear tire. 3 other tires still hold air but will be replaced.
  • Gas tank is in perfect condition. Most likely not original tank.

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Posted August 14, 2017 - 04:11 PM

I've had a 725 for a good number of years. Great little tractor, that performs bigger than it's size. When you're done you'll have a very capable machine. Have fun, and post plenty of pics  :thumbs:


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Posted August 14, 2017 - 04:42 PM

I have a 700 model that's about 75% restored, they are nice tractors hopefully someday I will get motivated enough and have the time to finish it!
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Posted August 14, 2017 - 07:21 PM

Nice tractor. Keep the tiller. You will want it later. Once you've got it done, you will want to collect attachments. There are many attachments available for the 725. Checkout this site: www.simpletractors.net Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 14, 2017 - 09:13 PM

The model number is no longer on the seat pan.How can I tell what year this 725 is? Simplicity made a 1962 and 1963. From looking on SimpleTractors, the only difference appears to be seat style. Theres no ID plate on the motor to tell which model 19 it is.



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Posted August 15, 2017 - 05:01 AM

The model number is no longer on the seat pan.How can I tell what year this 725 is? Simplicity made a 1962 and 1963. From looking on SimpleTractors, the only difference appears to be seat style. Theres no ID plate on the motor to tell which model 19 it is.


well its either or 62 or 63 you can pick!, all the info is gone unfortunately

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Posted August 15, 2017 - 05:03 AM

Nice tractor. Keep the tiller. You will want it later. Once you've got it done, you will want to collect attachments. There are many attachments available for the 725. Checkout this site: www.simpletractors.net Good Luck, Rick


did they ever get the site sorted out? I joined awhile ago and it was a tough site to navigate and post pictures etc.. I know they were talking about redoing it

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Posted August 15, 2017 - 08:28 AM

did they ever get the site sorted out? I joined awhile ago and it was a tough site to navigate and post pictures etc.. I know they were talking about redoing it

The historic stuff is on the .net site. I haven't played with the .com area.


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Posted August 22, 2017 - 02:15 PM

That's a model 19 Briggs. It has the rectangle points box cover and magnamatic ignition coil under the flywheel. The coil part number is 290880 if you need to replace it and they are available. The Briggs 19D has a 3 leg armature mounted above the flywheel and the flywheel has magnets. The coil for the 19D is part number 296834 and became unavailable recently. Great little tractor you have there. There is a timing procedure that you must follow if you remove the aluminum coil mount from the block.

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Posted August 23, 2017 - 08:59 PM

Rosie is almost all torn apart. Lots of body work to do. I replaced the damaged keyway in the BGB and no longer has a delay. Where can I get the steering wheel re-coated with rubber?

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Posted August 23, 2017 - 09:00 PM

That's a model 19 Briggs. It has the rectangle points box cover and magnamatic ignition coil under the flywheel. The coil part number is 290880 if you need to replace it and they are available. The Briggs 19D has a 3 leg armature mounted above the flywheel and the flywheel has magnets. The coil for the 19D is part number 296834 and became unavailable recently. Great little tractor you have there. There is a timing procedure that you must follow if you remove the aluminum coil mount from the block.

Thank you for the information. :thumbs:



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Posted August 25, 2017 - 06:04 PM

Pictures from today's progress. Welded up the seat pan, fenders, and the hood. I would like to find the correct headlight for the 725. 

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