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Garden Tractor

Postby Pudgy » 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.
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Postby Lurker Carl » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:13 pm

Looks good, Pudgy. I like that dark blue better than the original color.
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Postby Carm » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:54 am

Looks like a neat tractor. Nice job.

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Postby Fordlords » 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.

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Postby 'Country' Elliott » 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.?)

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Postby TrainsNTractors » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:21 am

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


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Postby Pudgy » 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
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Postby TOOLMAN » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:58 pm

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