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#1 Lmiller3358 ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 05:06 PM

Ok, how or where can I identify the year of my Suburban 725 using the model # and serial#... Model # 91760629, Ser#. is 17322 Thanks if anyone can help...

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 06:19 PM

A list I downloaded from somewhere says that model came out in 1964.

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 07:24 PM

The tractor is a 63. The 629 is kind of special because its the first suburban to have a foot brake, and is a break in the normal model system. For all other yrs the lower numbered tractor was the recoil started one and the higher number the Electric start one. Your 629 should El start as a factory option. Its sister tractor for that yr was the 630.
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Posted August 30, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Here is the info I referenced:
917.60624 1963 David Bradley / Sears Suburban 725 (Electric Start)
917.60628 1964 David Bradley / Sears Suburban 600
917.60629 1964 David Bradley / Sears Suburban 7.25
917.60630 1964 David Bradley / Sears Suburban 7.25
917.60633 1964 David Bradley / Sears Suburban 7.25
917.60634 1964 David Bradley / Sears Suburban 7.25

Which is correct??

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 08:25 PM

Well i dont know where the list came from, but its not correct. The tractor are as follows

601,602 1959
613 ,614 1960
616, 617, 618, 619 1961
622, 623, 624 1962
628, 629 ,630 1963
633, 634, 637 1964
644, 645, 646, 647 1965
The last four for sure used Tech motors, all the rest used Briggs, except the 619 which used a BKN wissy engine.
There are 21 models of DB Suburbans built from 1959 to 1965. The model numbers are from the Sears parts site. The yrs i have figured out by dates on the manuals. The DB Suburban numbers run from the first tractor 917.60601 to the last attachment a snow blower 917.60660. not every number was used, and some early items like chains and the 1st, 3 pt hitch didnt have a 917 number, at least not one listed by Sears. 60 is the Sears id number for an early Suburban, much like 57 is the id number for the walk-behind tractor. I have spent hours and hours seaching the Sears parts site, running known and random number though it to get the model and attachments they go with. I also have several numbers for the custom tractor built in 1964, that was the fore runner of the first Roper tractor. All Suburbans built after 1965 are Roper made. Any Suburban or custom with a foot clutch is also Roper built.
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Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:47 AM

Ok ,thanks guys,if I look it up thru the Sears site they have it listed as a 725, but it didn't show the years there, but form what you guys are showing it is a '63, yes, it is electric start with the foot brake, hope to have it running today,,, thanks again for the help, P.S got the heli coil put in the cylinder head , cost me a case of beer, love the barter system!!!






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