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I had a guy email with a SS 12 with lots of implements, so I called him today and its a '67 or '68 Super 12 that runs
Attachments included are..
-3 Point
-single bottom plow
-2 different cultivators
-disk
-deck
-weights and chains
-snowplow
-snowblower
-manuals for everything

He said everything was in nice condition, original paint just needs cleaned up. Attachments are still white with a little surface rust. He is asking $500 for all of it. It sounds like a good deal, but I would have to sell some of it or something I already have to get some money back. How much would each item be worth sold seperately with this minimal description of condition.

The part that I am unsure about is he said it runs good but when put into gear it doesnt go. He said it was a shear pin or something. What could be the cause of it not going when put into gear? Do they have shear pins anywhere that would cause this problem?

Any input would be greaty appreciated. :thanku:
 

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Deere 330 Killer
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He could also be having problems with shifting into hi and lo
 

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Sounds like a fair deal to me, as far as it not pulling. It could be an axle key or it could not be going into gear, like Hugh said. There is a possiability that the trans is out of it.
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The problem might be one of the hubs is missing a key where the keyed axle locks in place.

You can try eBay and CL for what people are asking for attachments. I have seen some people saying they have a hard time finding old Sears tractor attachments now in some parts of the country. Some usually show up if I keep looking.
 

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Most early Suburbans up until '68 or so had cast iron "clamp" style rear wheel hubs,that often cracked,and let the axle key fall out-my '67 Suburban 12 had that wrong with it,I thought at first the transaxle was junk the first time I tried driving it!..until I saw the axle shaft spinning,but not driving the hub!..I put later cast steel hubs on it from a '74 SS16 I bought for parts ...fit perfectly..
 

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Attachments included are..
-3 Point $100
-single bottom plow $100
-2 different cultivators $150 ( $75 each)
-disk $75
-deck $50-$75
-weights and chains $75-$100
-snowplow $50-$100
-snowblower $100
-manuals for everything



$700-$800 plus whatever the tractor is worth- I would definitely check the hubs first see if the axles turn and the tractor doesn't move- if that isn't the case, maybe the shift fork or something inside is messed up. Sometimes the trans can be full of water and frozen parts don't move well either.
 

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Sears Tractor Fan
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Could be an axle key ????
If I go look at it I will check, Thanks

He could also be having problems with shifting into hi and lo
That is a possibility, the high/low could be in neutral, Thanks

Sounds like a fair deal to me, as far as it not pulling. It could be an axle key or it could not be going into gear, like Hugh said. There is a possiability that the trans is out of it.
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Worst case it would need a new trans, I have a extra, Thanks

Even needing a little work, still pretty good price with all the attachments. We have a local guy in Cincy wants $1200 for a SS12 with blade, mower deck, rear blade and plow.
It sounds like it could be a good deal if everything is in as good of shape as he says it is, Thanks for the input.

Most early Suburbans up until '68 or so had cast iron "clamp" style rear wheel hubs,that often cracked,and let the axle key fall out-my '67 Suburban 12 had that wrong with it,I thought at first the transaxle was junk the first time I tried driving it!..until I saw the axle shaft spinning,but not driving the hub!..I put later cast steel hubs on it from a '74 SS16 I bought for parts ...fit perfectly..
This could also be true, I have a '67 Sub 10 that has the clamp on hubs and they are cracked, need to replace them yet. Thanks

Attachments included are..
-3 Point $100
-single bottom plow $100
-2 different cultivators $150 ( $75 each)
-disk $75
-deck $50-$75
-weights and chains $75-$100
-snowplow $50-$100
-snowblower $100
-manuals for everything



$700-$800 plus whatever the tractor is worth- I would definitely check the hubs first see if the axles turn and the tractor doesn't move- if that isn't the case, maybe the shift fork or something inside is messed up. Sometimes the trans can be full of water and frozen parts don't move well either.
Thanks for the price list, I might have to go see what kind of condition it is in to see if its worth it, I will take pictures if I do. :trink39:
 

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seems like an ok deAL. i got a rear end if you end up needing it or parts off it.
 

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Sears Tractor Fan
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seems like an ok deAL. i got a rear end if you end up needing it or parts off it.
Thanks for the offer, but I have an extra already. I would like to get a '68 because I think they are one of the best looking tractors sears made with the woodgrain dash and shifter plate.
 

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I got some pics of it today. It is a '68 Super 12. It also has the clamp on hubs so that may be why did dont go. It has a 42" deck with wheels, 2 bolt 3 point with center link, I think a 10" moldboard with weedbar, a middle buster plow, cultivator with disks that are still white, the bigger disk harrow that has 10 disks (this is a black attachment) front hubcaps, weights in the rear. The snowblower is the smaller of the two. Sent another email hoping to get more info, but tractor and attachments are original condition, minimal surface rust on the tractor, should clean up nice, deck has some rust, and some white, the rest of the attachments still have the majority of the original paint.
Did '68s have a square clutch pedal pad like the later ones? This is the only '68 I've seen with one. What do you guys think?
 

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I got some pics of it today. It is a '68 Super 12. It also has the clamp on hubs so that may be why did dont go. It has a 42" deck with wheels, 2 bolt 3 point with center link, I think a 10" moldboard with weedbar, a middle buster plow, cultivator with disks that are still white, the bigger disk harrow that has 10 disks (this is a black attachment) front hubcaps, weights in the rear. The snowblower is the smaller of the two. Sent another email hoping to get more info, but tractor and attachments are original condition, minimal surface rust on the tractor, should clean up nice, deck has some rust, and some white, the rest of the attachments still have the majority of the original paint.
Did '68s have a square clutch pedal pad like the later ones? This is the only '68 I've seen with one. What do you guys think?
I love 68's! My favorite year. The clutch pedal does not have the pad on it- I think it is just 5/8 or 3/4 rod
 

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I love 68's! My favorite year. The clutch pedal does not have the pad on it- I think it is just 5/8 or 3/4 rod
Thats what i thought, I thought it was odd a '68 had the pedal pad, could it be a late '68?
 

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maybe he put the pad on after he bought it, post some pics!
 

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I am going to look at it tomarrow. Talked to him today and he has all the manuals and the Sears and Roebuck catalog it was ordered out of. Pretty cool someone saved the catalog that long. Cant wait to look through that. Pics to come if I get it.
 

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Sounds promising!!
 
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