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#1 Gary Burnett OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:07 AM

Got to thinking about the Dover PA show and don't think I saw any examples of the
Craftsman FF series there.I've managed to collect the Series FF 18,FF 20,FF 24 and a few 'extra' ones as well.Anyone else here like them?

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:25 AM

Those are big little tractor.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:35 AM

Don't know enough about them , how about some pictures and info , Al

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:19 AM

I don't see them often at all. Please post pictures and videos if you have them. They were an interesting venture for Sears.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:41 PM

Don't know enough about them , how about some pictures and info , Al


I don't see them often at all. Please post pictures and videos if you have them. They were an interesting venture for Sears.


I'll second all of that! I'd love to see some pics and learn a little about them!

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Gary, those are some neat tractors. I 'almost' have one, a GTV/16 with an onan in it. Tough old bear.

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Posted August 27, 2011 - 08:16 AM

I've never seen one personally. My co-workers Aunt has one I'm trying to get my fingers on. He doesn't know if it's an 18, 20, or 24, he just knows it has 6 lug rear wheels. I'm wanting it no matter which. I believe the FF series was Sears(Ropers) answer to the John Deere 400 series. They were made I think 2 years, 80 and 81, or 81 and 82.

Here's an ad I saw.
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Posted August 27, 2011 - 01:51 PM

They're pretty good size,hydraulics,hydro,high/low range,true Cat 0 3pt hitch,2 speed rear PTO 1000&2000 the 18 HP has a Briggs twin cylinder and the 20 and 24HP have the Onan engine.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:11 PM

I came across an ff18 at a local dealer here in Michigan, I bought it mostly because it came with a blower, dozer blade, mower deck. It needs front wheel bearings both sides. Anybody know where I can get two sets, inners and outers? The FF18 I have has Onan engine in it. How about top links and side links for the 3 point?

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:24 PM

Welcome, towermonkeyone. Can't help on your FF, but I'm jealous. Good luck with it.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:42 PM

Gibby, thanks for the ad. As you surmise, it appeared to be geared towards the competition. Sears was a very heavy competitor in the GT market, but the FF seems to have been less popular than the competition. There are some knowledgeable FF guys here, but I don't know why they haven't commented yet. Perhaps they are waiting for the pics, as we all are.

towermonkeyone, it looks like it's up to you to post some pics. I'd love to see your whole set up.




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