I been wanting to create a thread for my Craftsman power unit lawn tractors but I am not really on here much and been busy working on them and other projects lately. Before I tell everybody what I am doing to these tractors, let me give you the history on both if you have not seen my tractors already. Here is the history.....
Pull Start Power Unit- Although not officially mine yet, this tractor has now been 3 generations owned since new. My stepfathers grandfather bought it new in 1963 then it was passed down to my stepfathers father, then it was passed down to my stepfather. In 2018 it was resurrected and brought back to life after sitting for 25+ years under a tarp in the backyard. Not finished yet, and still not 100% finished to this day 2 years later in 2020 I brought it to my local fair and it won the "Most Original Tractor" award in 2018. It is a 10 horsepower Tecumseh engine.
Electric Start Power Unit- I am now the 3rd owner of this mighty fine machine, and I actually bought this on August 9th 2020. It was for sale in Cheshire Connecticut not too far from me. I was coming home from my grandfathers house on my mothers side one day from a visit with him since I hardly see him anymore, and I spotted it on the side of the road. I had to pull over to look at it since it looked exactly like the pull start Craftsman I have already, little did I know it was for sale and that said I HAD TO have it and it is one of the main reasons. Well that and the electric start . I went back 2 times to "look at it" and negotiate before finally striking a deal with the 2nd owner. The 2nd owner told me that the original owner was a farmer who used it then put it for auction. the 2nd owner bought it at the auction and started a restoration before he retired in about 2007. It did not come with a mower deck but did come with an owner manual. I otherwise have no other history on it, but I would like to find out more. It has headlights, electric start, and also has a 10 horsepower Tecumseh engine. I been putting alot of work and money into it lately to make it better and how I like it.
Here they both are on August 11th 2020
Edited by 1963Craftsman's, October 12, 2020 - 09:15 PM.