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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:30 AM

Hi guys.

I just picked this girl up. Came with a sickle thats really rusty, and most of a snowblower in pcs.
Tractor runs great. I like the ride. Any idea what year it is. Model 917.25510
Ser.# 8612

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:46 AM

Really close in vintage to the one that Craftsman Kid just got. I think his is a 68?

EDIT: Did a little looking around & found that they are saying 1969, spilling over into 1970 on a couple of references.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 02:08 PM

Thanks. That's what PO figured. His dad bought it new back then. Says the sickle never got used. The teeth look like that too, other than rusty.

As you can see it's missing that removable right side of the grill. I bet that'll be real easy to find.lol

It's obviously a Tecumseh HH120, but it has that Craftsman ID plate on the flywheel shroud.

Would there be a Tecumseh ID on it anywhere?

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 02:14 PM

I don't know but it is the wrong color :poke:

LOL. Nice find. Will be neat seeing the sickle bar mower all cleaned up.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 06:05 PM

The shroud is OEM with a Sears # on it, I don't know of any actual conversion between the numbers.

If you go to Sears Parts, they have an exploded view of many of the engines.

It cool that you got the original engine in it!
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 06:10 PM

I think it's a 1969 or 1970
http://vintagesearsg...ns/1969ss12.jpg
http://vintagesearsg...ns/1970SS12.jpg


This site has a lot of good info on the early Sears tractors and accessories.
Vintage Sears Garden Tractors
One of the Mods might want to make it a sticky.


Pictures of the sickle mower
http://www.vintagese...4_sicklebar.jpg
http://www.vintagese...lebar_mower.jpg

Edited by DH1, June 27, 2011 - 06:27 PM.
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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:53 PM

I don't know but it is the wrong color :poke:

LOL. Nice find. Will be neat seeing the sickle bar mower all cleaned up.



With age comes color blindness.:D

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Those mowers give me the shakes ....

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 04:41 AM

Nice score. Good luck getting the sickle bar working.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 06:47 AM



This site has a lot of good info on the early Sears tractors and accessories.
Vintage Sears Garden Tractors
One of the Mods might want to make it a sticky.



Thanks Doug.
That is a good site.

From serial# and pics, it is 69 or 70.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:28 PM

Started working on this girl, over the last couple of days, an hour here and there.
Fixed some slop in the steeering, just by tightening a few rod ends up.
Adjusted the parking brake. Fixed left side foot rest.
Decided to put duals on the rear, for more floatation, as I'm planning on useing
it on snow packed trails this winter. We'll see how that works out.
Here's some pics of the dual installation.

I took off the original sears tires/with chains. I figured it would be a shame
to wear them out.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:34 PM

Will, That is going to be a neat toy to play with in the snow. Be sure to post pictures of your joy rides....

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:55 PM

I think that will go anywhere wide enough to get it thru. Are you loading the tires?

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 10:25 AM

The sickles work very well, I have two i use pretty often on the fence lines, not much to get them going.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 06:45 PM

I don't think you'll like the duals in the snow. It'll be quite a bit wider than a blower or blade(stock ones at least).

On the other hand, duals add at least 5 points to the looks cool score!




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