An oldie but a goodie (1970's era Sears Garden tractor made by Roper)
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By green and red man

Thread: An oldie but a goodie (1970's era Sears Garden tractor made by Roper)

  1. Top | #1
    green and red man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    08-26-2015 @ 07:08 PM
    Location
    x
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 82 Times in 64 Posts

    An oldie but a goodie (1970's era Sears Garden tractor made by Roper)

    Just wanted to share a couple pics of my old Sears SS14 Garden tractor. You can see some of the implements that I have for it. Didn't have time or the want to drag all of the implements out. It was 107 F yesterday officially, but it often gets hotter where I live than out at DFW airport where the official temps are recorded.

    I plan on refurbishing the tractor and implements. Would like to find a replacement seat that's as close as possible to the original shown in the pics. Might have to buy a black seat and paint it white.

    Back in mid 1990's I partially rebuilt the Briggs cast iron engine and had the starter/generator rebuilt.

    This old machine still runs great despite not being able to buy the original style fuel pump and other parts.

    I've got two or more of the three point hitch assemblies, but they'll need to be rebuilt due to wear.

    Sometime I'd like to find some more of these Roper made machines in good condition. Mine still has a working cigarette lighter, but of course don't use it.

    Maybe this will bring back memories for those that remember using these years ago.



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SS14 1.jpg   SS14 2.jpg  
    Vern1026R likes this.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to green and red man For This Useful Post:

    56FordGuy (08-04-2012), Kennyd (08-03-2012), T-Mo (08-03-2012)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  4. Top | #2
    T-Mo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:59 AM
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    2,681
    Thanks
    473
    Thanked 855 Times in 513 Posts
    Nice old Sears - back when Sears were good tractors.

    I have a few Sears 3 point implements. I have a cultivator, a rear blade and a disk harrow. I converted the disk harrow into a sleeve hitch and I converted the rear blade into a category 0 3 point hitch. Here is a picture of the rear blade after the conversion.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0882.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	437.9 KB 
ID:	10322

    I will eventually convert the cultivator also.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	214167.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	37.8 KB 
ID:	10323

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	214171.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	38.9 KB 
ID:	10324

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	214168.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	38.2 KB 
ID:	10325
    Without ice cream, there will be darkness and chaos!
    Olympian Don Kardong

    1965 110s, 1966 110, 1967 112, 2001 LT150, 2003 GT245, 2004 GX345, 2006 X320

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to T-Mo For This Useful Post:

    green and red man (08-04-2012)

  6. Top | #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last Online
    03-07-2018 @ 02:10 PM
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    2,044
    Thanks
    446
    Thanked 180 Times in 153 Posts
    Is that a tiller with its own engine on it? Nice looking old tractor.
    Andy B.

    1966 110 Lawn Tractor
    2012 2520 - DELIVERED 27APR2012!!!

    Tractor that I used to own - 1954 40 Utility
    KB3WPN

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to andy b. For This Useful Post:

    green and red man (08-04-2012)

  8. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  9. Top | #4
    green and red man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    08-26-2015 @ 07:08 PM
    Location
    x
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 82 Times in 64 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by andy b. View Post
    Is that a tiller with its own engine on it? Nice looking old tractor.
    Yes sir, that is a tiller with an 8 HP Briggs engine. I was entertaining the idea of putting a late style Briggs engine on it, but will have to buy the shims or whatever they're called to make things line up the same.

    Thanks, it has been a good dependable little tractor.




  10. Top | #5
    green and red man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    08-26-2015 @ 07:08 PM
    Location
    x
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 82 Times in 64 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mo View Post
    Nice old Sears - back when Sears were good tractors.

    I have a few Sears 3 point implements. I have a cultivator, a rear blade and a disk harrow. I converted the disk harrow into a sleeve hitch and I converted the rear blade into a category 0 3 point hitch. Here is a picture of the rear blade after the conversion.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_0882.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	437.9 KB 
ID:	10322

    I will eventually convert the cultivator also.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	214167.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	37.8 KB 
ID:	10323

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	214171.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	38.9 KB 
ID:	10324

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	214168.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	38.2 KB 
ID:	10325
    Thanks for sharing pics. Your conversion looks great. I sometimes pull the Sears cultivator, disc, tiller, and other implements with the John Deere 332. The disc is wider than it was originally. I made some extensions and added some extra disc blades to each side. Last year I ended up having to make a new axle for one side after it became deformed. I use three solid concrete blocks for weight on the disc. For whatever reason after many hours of use, that one axle finally wore out.




  11. Top | #6
    56FordGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 02:09 PM
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    10,028
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked 1,658 Times in 1,088 Posts
    I had an old Sears Suburban that looked similar to yours with the front push blade. Always liked that little thing, kind of hate that I sold it.
    -Blake

    Your mileage may vary.

    JD 6410
    Some other stuff

    YouTube- Life in Wyoming

  12. Top | #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Online
    10-14-2013 @ 08:42 PM
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    sears sst

    my dad passed away a few months back and he had 4 of these . he bought a new onan 20 hp engine a few yrs back for one . there are plows , front blade, rear blade . elect 3 pt hitch and manual 3 pt hitch mower decks . these would be good to restore . 700 for all .
    I live close to Myrtle Beach S C K. tindal 843-450-8300 . [email protected]

  13. Top | #8
    Senior GTT Super Slacker Gizmo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:01 PM
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    34,153
    Thanks
    5,766
    Thanked 3,945 Times in 2,908 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post
    I had an old Sears Suburban that looked similar to yours with the front push blade. Always liked that little thing, kind of hate that I sold it.
    We had one also but sold it a couple years back. I think it was a 1968 with a 12hp engine. Engine went for the third time. Gave the moldboard plow away last year.
    Keith

    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, Artillian Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife
    BX42 Chipper, XUV 560 Gator, Z915B ZTrak

  14. Top | #9
    green and red man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    08-26-2015 @ 07:08 PM
    Location
    x
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 82 Times in 64 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tindal View Post
    my dad passed away a few months back and he had 4 of these . he bought a new onan 20 hp engine a few yrs back for one . there are plows , front blade, rear blade . elect 3 pt hitch and manual 3 pt hitch mower decks . these would be good to restore . 700 for all .
    I live close to Myrtle Beach S C K. tindal 843-450-8300 . [email protected]
    Thanks for letting us know. I just have a lot going on at the moment. Will definitely consider it.

    Thanks



    The man who wins is the one who thinks he can.


    "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian."

    –Henry Ford

  15. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Similar Threads

  1. 1987 john deere 316 garden tractor
    By CAT1693TA in forum For Sale
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-17-2014, 07:26 PM
  2. 1974 John Deere 110 Garden Tractor
    By T-Mo in forum For Sale
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-22-2012, 09:50 AM
  3. auxiliary lights on a garden tractor ,capacity question
    By rgd in forum Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-24-2012, 11:06 AM
  4. Sears Die Hard Platinum
    By Brian in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-18-2011, 07:58 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •