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The 50's -60's produced some great looking garden tractors.

Just going to list my favorites by looks and make, no particular order including my second favorite.

1. Deere 1967 110, 140 second.
2. Wheel Horse RJ series, GT-14 second
3. Sears David Bradley round hood, Orange suburban second
4. Case 155, 448 second
5. Allis/Simplicity 1966 B-12, Sunstar second
6. Bolens 1957 Ride a matic, Big Frame second.
7. Cub Cadet 782 red model, 125 second
8. Pennsylvania Panzer Sorry don't know my models, but the comet would be second.
9. MTD 990, White 998 with aluminum grille close behind.
10. Ford, Jacobsen etc. Mid 1960's without headlight option

Just some off the top of my head. Don't know my Gravelys and some others, but I do love the looks of the big gravely 4 wheelers, I like the Bush Hogs and some other brands I've gone blank on, but feel free to add your own opinions.
 

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I say #5
Simplicity!!!! with rounded fenders. I have that is going to be restored in the spring!! I believe it a model 66.


People back in the day must have had bigger rear ends to commentate the metal pan seats. Because my tiny hiney gets sore with a padded seat!!!:sidelaugh:sidelaugh:eck05:
 

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But based on your criteria or 50’s & 60’s
1950’s
1. Power King, Jim Dandy or economy
2. Bolens Ride A Matic
3, Dave Bradley or as Hugh state a Sears
4. 1959 Simplicity 700
5. 1955 Wheel Horse RS 83, RJ 25 & 35
6. 1956 Bantam Model 3000, 5000 & 8000

1960’
1. Cub Cadet 1st Model Know today as the Original. 1965 Model 70, 1965 Model 123, 1967 Model 104 1969 Models 106 & 147
2. 1966 John Deere 110 & 112 with Hydraulic lift 1968 the 120 & 140
3. 1966 Simplicity Landlord 101, 67 Landlord 2012, 68 Sovereign 3012
4. 1967 Gilson S series & C series
5.1965 Bolens Husky 1050, 850 or 650, Estate Keeper & Lawn Keeper
6. 1961 Wheel Horse Suburban 701, 1963 model 953, 1964 Model 1053, 1969 Model GT14
7. Late 1960’s Jacobson & clones Under Ford, Oliver, White & Minneapolis-Moline
8. Mid to Late 1960’s Ropers Under own Label or Under Sears Suburban Labels
9. MTD 990’s series I would say White But MTD did not start Production of White Machines until Mid 70’s
10 1960’s Massey- Ferguson Executive, 1967 MF10 & 12
11. 1960 Amigo Models 1170, 99, 1200, 1400
12. 1968 Gravely Model 424 & 430
13. Colt, Case 100 series
There are Just to many to List which I think are the Best Looking:thThumbsU
 

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too bad there wasn't a round fender 140....maybe i'll stumble across an rf 110 and cobble something together....:praying:
 

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Well mybe im biased... but I think Bready made a pretty nice looking tractor for its day. Nicly finished, not crude like a lot of the lesser known models from that era

This is my Homelite badged Bready. Its a 1960, but they were made from the late 50's through the early 60's
 

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I say #5
Simplicity!!!! with rounded fenders. I have that is going to be restored in the spring!! I believe it a model 66.


People back in the day must have had bigger rear ends to commentate the metal pan seats. Because my tiny hiney gets sore with a padded seat!!!:sidelaugh:sidelaugh:eck05:
Not a model 66,,lol,,,it's a a 1966 landlord 2010. I knew there was a 66 in there somewhere.

Its pretty rough now,,,but when I look at it,,,,it has a shine to it.
 

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I have to vote for the Massey's as well as I loved the big brothers.
 

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Sarge, I referred to the DB Suburban as a Sears because it was the beginning of the Sears/DB/Roper production.

David Bradley is the correct name, but being that DB no longer makes equipment, and Sears/Craftsman is a current brand, in order to represent Sears, I chose that machine.
 

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Cub Cadet 72 would be my choice
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