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  1. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    $1500 would barely buy the loader for one these days from what little I've seen on the web lately.
  2. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    $1500?! *throws keyboard* 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.
  3. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    :feint: 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...
  4. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    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...
  5. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    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...
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    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    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...
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    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    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...
  8. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    Unfortunately, the gentleman took what he needed from the lift. I am partially trading the Orange Super 12 for a complete assembly in a couple of days however.
  9. Adam Olczak

    106 swamp resurrection. Of sorts

    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...
  10. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    Obviously not ideal posting for this forum, but I've enjoyed the community here for the short bit I've been around and wanted to stay somewhat active in it :drool2:
  11. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    And lastly, this orange Suburban 12 that I thankfully will be re-homing on Thursday, without having to mend anything. Contemplating on keeping the interesting seat and homemade weight box until then.
  12. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    68-71(?) Super 12 that caused this escapade. It's next for the operating table, and probably will be the winner that I keep, depending on what I find. Also needs a head gasket for now.
  13. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    GT18 that was assembled by someone who shouldn't own tools. Replaced fuel lines, corrected some wiring, put a proper ignition switch in, and put a new coil on it. Runs good for now. Really not sure what to do with the poor thing.
  14. Adam Olczak

    Any Sears fan lurking about?

    Since getting my 106 Cub to a reliable state, I've been working on getting a recently acquired "4 pack" of Suburban tractors back into running/salable shape. Ended up with a horribly hacked up GT18, and three Super 12s of varying years that need some love, but are otherwise un-molested...
  15. Adam Olczak

    Hello

    I think Id end up with a 147 if one ever crosses my path... Welcome.
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