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#1 Lmiller3358 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 03:56 PM

If anyone remembers me asking for the year a few weeks ago, heres a couple pics, haven't put the attachments on yet, did get it running and freed up tough...It has a mower deck, plow blade, and back blade with it, Lenny IMG_0519.jpg

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 04:08 PM

There is another tractor that I would love to get. haha that is prolly a 64.If you could get me a serial number I can tell you more

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:07 PM

Welcome, Lenny. Great rescue on the 725. Not a bad looking old tractor. Even has headlights!

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 07:02 AM

It is a '64, all i've done so far is put a heli-coil in the head, changed the dry rotted front tires, and put a new kill switch on it, carb needs a little work as usual but it's not running bad so far, not too familar with the older Briggs, says model 19 on the tag, so is that 19 hp ???

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 07:37 AM

No,it wouldn't be a 19hp.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 07:47 AM

There is another tractor that I would love to get. haha that is prolly a 64.If you could get me a serial number I can tell you more



Just curious,what does prolly mean?

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 08:13 AM

Just curious,what does prolly mean?


Shorthand for probably. My kids are teaching me to speak "text"


Lenny, great save. Especially with the attachments.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 08:53 AM

Shorthand for probably. My kids are teaching me to speak "text"




Ah,that would make sense then.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 11:32 AM

Ok, I'm thinking 9 1/2 hp someone told me ?

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 12:13 PM

or you could try 7.25hp, as thats what the 725 on the tractor means.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 12:59 PM

or you could try 7.25hp, as thats what the 725 on the tractor means.


Lauber, my earlier model Suburban I used to own had a rope start model 14 Briggs on it. I believe it was rated at 5.75HP. Was it not the correct engine?

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 02:51 PM

Ok, Thanks Lauber, Lenny

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 06:31 PM

Lauber, my earlier model Suburban I used to own had a rope start model 14 Briggs on it. I believe it was rated at 5.75HP. Was it not the correct engine?


Yes that would have been the hp for all sub's, up to 62, then it was the engine for the lower cost "600" tractor like the one i have in the voting right now. That one is a 6hp, as they jacked up the rpms, from 3200, to 3600. all the older before engines were rated at 5.75. I'm not clear on what was done to the engine, as a model 14 is rated 5hp. When looking up parts for them, they're not really listed as a model 14, but as a 140xxx engine. It might have something to do with the blocks not being cast iron like a 14.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 08:52 PM

Those old DB's are very cool machines!

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 07:28 PM

If Iremember correctly the Briggs model 19 was rated 7 horse and then bumped up to 7 1/4 horse.




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