Thanks. I'm already pretty fond of it.
Some soot removal, and maybe some paint in the future, and it'll hold up for quite a while I hope.
I know it roughly should be the same frame and transaxle as my 12 horse Suburbans, but it definitely seems much more beefy to me.
Placebo effect I'm sure.
Still here, and finally ended my Sears distraction with the most reliable single cylinder version I could find, the SS15.
Now I can sell/part out the ones I don't want/need and continue my Cub cadet adventure/attachment hunting.
It's all about timing. As fate would have it.
If I'm meant to own one, it'll come up when the time is right I guess. I need to finish my current Cub, and move the rest of these Sears before I begin another tractor endeavor anyways I guess.
Though I don't really need one, I've been quietly on the hunt for that series "Allis" tractor for a while now.
It closely resembles the 190XT I grew up with, and is small enough for me to store and use at my house.
I'd nearly kill for one.
Then again, the 10 minute drive over to the...
Roper built the Suburban tractors for Sears as far as I know. They seem to be well built as a tractor aside from being a tad inconvenient to work on outside of regular maintenance.
The lack of parts availability for the Tecumseh is definitely an obstacle, but I don't see a lack of quality in the...
With the rain we got last week, I wasn't able to mow the yard until yesterday evening. 4 acres of thick, ankle deep grass meant that I had a lot of sweeping to do. I used the Super 12 for the first half of the yard and the Cub Cadet 106 to finish for a comparison. Though the sweeper itself...
My dad got this rough 222 on a trade deal back when I was in elementary school. Maybe 15 years ago.
When he wasn't using it to spray the yard, myself, my brother, and our friends would pull each other around on a sled behind it since it has a hilarious 11 mph top speed.
I retrieved it from a...
I gave up on worrying about irrelevant opinions years ago.
Some would say I have too much sympathy for old iron, but then again their free time is likely spent with their noses buried in a phone screen.
None of this stuff is getting any younger or easier to find. Saving the ones I can gives me a...
I was finally able to procure a creeper drive box for a reasonable price. Definitely needs new bearings and a seal before I bother splitting the tractor for the install.
Spinning it by hand and watching the amount of speed reduction from the input shaft however has me excited to see what the...