I said it and I am doing it one at a time getting my Sears herd together.
Starting with the old 68 Hydro that got a Subaru repower this tractor is ready!
Moving on to my newest addition to the fleet 73 Roper RT16-T. Never thought I was going to own an Onan powered sears but this one just kinda fell in my lap. The price was right and it needed an engine rebuild I put way more into it then I originally thought, but I feel it was worth it as it is now a prize possession of my fleet.
My next one is my 1st one the one that got the ball rolling on the sears I started on it but stopped mid way to get the hydro above operating because my wife liked the hydro and wanted me to fix it up for her to use. This one is my 68 Manual I I painted it ford blue because I was not concerned about keeping it original I have always loved the deep blue. Never got around to painting the engine because I had plans to rebuild it and figured I would paint it at that time, so I kind of wanted it to stick out as a reminder. I have since canceled the plans on rebuilding the Tecumseh and plan on repowering it with a Kohler K301 , 12 hp is planty for my plow tractor and thats what this one will have on it all year round.
I have already started to collect some Kohler parts and getting ready for my next rebuild.
Now Its a sad moment because soon I will be parting ways with my lonely horse, this tractor is really awesome and I am thinking of keeping it but I really don't have room for 4 tractors or use for 4 tractors. If I can talk my wife into it I am going to keep it I have had a change of heart and have put to much work into this to sell it. I did tell her that if I got the Roper I would sell the horse, yes I like the roper more now , but I still love the horse. Summer time I only need 2 tractors so even makes matters worse I can't justify keeping it.
On a good note I bought another kohler K301 today so now I have 4 of them....
Oh shoot almost forgot about this one. 69 suburban manual
This one she don't know of I used the hood and grill for her tractor and still have the rolling chassis packed away out of sight I call it my parts tractor but its only missing a hood grill and and engine and I aaaah got a Kohler for that.
I realize I am addicted and now going a little overboard.....yikes