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#1 John Arsenault ONLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 08:39 AM

ok well you all know I love the Sears hydro tractors I am really a big fan of them. Well today I stumbled across an add for a "Yard tractor" and I believe its a sears by looking at it. Its a Hydro so it caught my interest. I have never seen one like this but it looks similar to the older hydro I have except it has a filter for the hydro I am assuming. Next thing I noticed was the squared fenders , I though those were used on the tractors that were pre-68 so its confusing , is it older or is it newer...I am going to guess newer and I am trying to find out what it is at the moment but if any of you know please do tell. 

 

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 09:57 AM

IT looks the style from 70s and 80s. Price seems high because they can't show running(hidden evil). Good Luck, Rick



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Posted November 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Roper Hydro 13 ?

 

Disregard the RT on Tractor data. The RTs are Gear drive but the rest of the info is more or less correct. Date is close but not correct. They were made around the same time as the Sears SS14 and SS15. I would say Somewhere between 1972-1974.  The slightly newer RT16T was made from 1974-1977 and the later years 76-77?  had the same plastic dash as the Sears SS16.

 

 

http://www.tractorda...er-t32341r.html

 

 

Fairly uncommon tractor but his asking price is high unless it comes with a couple attachments or it's in Canadian $$$ lol. Those Big old Briggs are a pain in the butt and Expensive to get running correctly if it's worn out.


Edited by EricFromPa, November 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 10:06 AM

IT looks the style from 70s and 80s. Price seems high because they can't show running(hidden evil). Good Luck, Rick

I agree the price does seem high, but it was odd enough to get my interest to find out what it is and I think Eric just nailed it ...go to look at it more now.



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Posted November 10, 2017 - 10:57 AM

I would offer maybe $200 for it if the grill isn't busted up to bad. Gas tank must be rusted out? It's missing in the Pics.  Those Hydro transaxles are the same ones that John Deere used in the 300 series tractors. Pump is turned sideways with a pulley on it instead of running off of a drive shaft. Very Very heavy unit. Completely different animal than a Sears Hydro-Trac. 

 

They crammed ALOT of stuff up under the frame. No room for the Filter and the cooler up under there with all of the Hydro lines running everywhere and the pump turned sideways. That's why they had to put the filter up in front of the seat and the Hydro cooler up on the side of the dash tower.


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Posted November 10, 2017 - 11:10 AM

What you are looking at appears to be a piece of junk that's better left in someone else's yard.
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Posted November 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Agree with Olds on that thought.  I bet he pulled the bowl of carb w/out knowing about the main jet needing pulled first and bent or broke that off. Sears with a Briggs seems kinda odd doesn't it?  For that kind of money, would look for nicer ones. 


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Posted November 10, 2017 - 04:34 PM

Sears with a Briggs seems kinda odd doesn't it? 

 

Most of the Ropers of that vintage used Briggs engines where Sears used Tecumseh engines. The Briggs powered Sears SS14 SS15 and Suburban 15 were built for Sears by Roper. That one is definitely a Roper built and badged machine. The factory Red paint and square fenders are a dead give away.

 

Here's a Pic of 1 with the hood and grill.

 

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 09:54 PM

The Sears suburbans we're all also made by roper. Idk why they put Briggs on roper badged machines and Tecumseh's on Sears badged units
They were all made a few miles from me.




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