Garden Tractor

Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:54 pm

ImageThis is one I done last summer. I know some of you have garden tractors too. Lets see what you have. This is a sears suburban. I painted it blue decause I like blue. Have fun-life is short.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:13 pm

Looks good, Pudgy. I like that dark blue better than the original color.

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:54 am

Looks like a neat tractor. Nice job.

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:29 pm

Yes even the old Sears garden tractors from the 60's and early 70's were well made machines having all cast iron Tecumseh and big Onan twins powering them- nice looking example of the, "Suburban," Pudgy! Sears unfortunately started cheaping out their GT line into flimsy machines in the late 70's a few years before the big names started doing the same.

Here is my CC682, a 1980 IH built one before MTD took over CC in 1981, these IH, '82' models are what many consider to be the last of the really heftily built Cub Cadets. Yes, I got around to stripping and repainting the belt tension release lever in the proper white this past weekend :D


Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:02 am

Hey Pudgy...Howdy Neighbor! :D

REALLY NICE Craftsman restoration Son! Was the moldboard plow made by Brinly-Hardy? What's the H.P. on your engine (5 h.p.?)

You need to bring your Craftsman to our Fenders Show in Sweetwater, TN
Sat. & Sun. July 8th. & 9th. (Exit 60, I-75 South) web. page is :D (Your's Truely is photo #5_015 on Page #1 of the 2005 Show Photos...The rather EXLARGE whittler in cowboy hat!)

Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:21 am

I think I have that same tractor. And Yes it does have a 5 HP engine. :D


Not me driving. Just a friend taking a test drive.

Sears Suburban

Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:53 pm

Thanks everyone. "Fordlords" Thats one sharp 682. I wish mine looked that good. "Country" I have a 10 HP tecumseh on this. I have a plow and disk for this, both are sears. A man gave this to me, he said if I would restore it I could have it. Its taken some money but its better than what you can buy today. Its been fun. I enjoy working on old iron. Pudgy

Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:58 pm

This is my Monty Ward 14Hp Gilson Neat little Tractor Still need to paint the frame