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#16 wbakunis OFFLINE  

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Posted June 02, 2018 - 06:48 PM

Put the gas tank and generator on. Wiring is finished. 

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Posted January 07, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Sorry forgot to post finished pictures here. Im mostly on the simplicity / allis chalmers facebook groups now. Won third place at the local tractor show for best restored. Not much interest sadly with Simplicity & allis chalmers at the shows. John deere and Wheel Horse is big around here. 

 

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Posted January 07, 2019 - 10:13 PM

This spring ill get a better video of the 725.  


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Posted August 22, 2019 - 11:45 AM

By any chance do you have a wirering diagram for your 725? I have one I'm trying to restore but can't find a diagram online.

 



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Posted September 26, 2019 - 07:12 AM

Hello all. Not really sure where to begin... I inherited my dad's Simplicity 725 when he passed away.  When I moved away, I had the tractor sitting for quite some time (4 years) at a friends house for storage.  I recently bought a house and now have the space (and need) for this tractor.  This tractor was my dad's pride and joy.  I remember driving it around on top speed 3rd gear.  When I got it back to my house, the engine turned over and eventually started up.  I was able to drive forward and backwards for about a minute and then the RPMs revved like crazy while I was in neutral and I got scared so I shut it down.

I don't know where to start with this thing.  I would love to get it going again.  I wish my dad was still around to show me the ins and outs on how to maintain it.  I'm not mechanically savvy. He left behind manuals, boxes and boxes of parts (from washers to an extra transmission).  He had to have 3 spare parts for everything.

If anyone can give me advice on where to start.  My first step is to get the old gas out and put new gas in.  What kind of gas can I use?  Just go to the gas station and get some 87?  Do i need to add anything to the gas?  Next step, drain the old oil.  I'll probably be able to figure out where the oil tank is via the manual.... but how do I know how much to put back in?  Also, according to the manual, certain oil grades can be detrimental.  Andy advice on specific oil to use on this model?

Where do I go from there?  Step by step, treat me like I'm dumb, advice would be very helpful.  I've got the mower attachment and snowblower attachment.  I would love to get this thing running by winter to use the snowblower to plow my neighbors driveways...that's what my dad used to do.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

- Anna



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Posted September 26, 2019 - 12:10 PM

   First thing to do is to start your own thread rather than hijacking an old one. Go here   Allis Chalmers, Simplicity Tractor Forum   and name your new thread something like "Family heirloom Simplicity 725 please help"  Enter in as much information as you can come up with about your machine and it"s history. Pictures of the machine and implements are a big plus and help people judge its condition and better guess it's needs. You say it sat in storage for four years then the engine turned over and eventually started up. If this happened without charging the battery checking, the oil, changing the old gas you have a truly amassing machine. Probably the best way to become familiar with the tractor is to curl up in a comfortable chair with the manuals and pretend they are a good mystery or romance novel. All the information about lubrication. and adjustment may well be in there. You have not specified which manuals are there. Manuals available for tractors usually include Owners manual, Operators manual, Service manual, Repair manual, Parts manual, and could be more as the manufacturer deemed necessary. All of these permutations can them apply to each implement. We have an extensive manuals section (third tab from the left top of this page). If the engine is over revving you need to check out the carburetor/linkage/governor, sections. The link I attached at the top of this post is also at the top of this page. Good luck   Don             


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