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    1973 Sears SS-16

    Here is my 1973 Sears SS-16 with loader and hydraulic 3 point both I made. I also have the tiller, rear blade, cultivator and harrow all made by Sears in 1973.

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    Tractorman, that is a good looking Sears, and I really like the 3 point and loader.
    They look pretty dang stout.

    Is the tractor painted Olive Drab?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue43 View Post
    Tractorman, that is a good looking Sears, and I really like the 3 point and loader.
    They look pretty dang stout.

    Is the tractor painted Olive Drab?
    Yes it olive drab, it is my work horse. I didn't want to worry about putting a scratch on it. This way if you do just give it a quick spray and your good to go.

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    I thought maybe it was dropped into combat farm zones for the SeaBees.
    Looks good!
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    I like it! I had a couple of old Sears GTs, fun machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractorman View Post
    Yes it olive drab, it is my work horse. I didn't want to worry about putting a scratch on it. This way if you do just give it a quick spray and your good to go.
    That is pretty cool. Once upon a time, I had thought of painting one of my John Deere tractors OD green.
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    Just a short story about this tractor. The PO of this tractor had two of them 80 apart in SN that had been bought together new in 1973. I found out that he had an old Snapper RER for sale so I went to look at it. He was an old high school teacher of mine. So while I was there he ask if I would be interested in a couple more mowers. I said let's see them, so he showed them to me. He said he had been using both for years to mow with but had recently bought a new one. I started one up drove it around the yard and loved it. I ask how much for that one, thinking he would probably want at least $500 apiece. He said he would take $100 for both of them! So I bought both plus the RER! The best investment I ever made! I have since bought all the equipment, made the loader and the hydraulic three point. Restored both and painted one Green camo and the other one Brown camo. After getting more tractors than I could store I sold the Brown one but they have been a lot of fun for the money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractorman View Post
    Just a short story about this tractor. The PO of this tractor had two of them 80 apart in SN that had been bought together new in 1973. I found out that he had an old Snapper RER for sale so I went to look at it. He was an old high school teacher of mine. So while I was there he ask if I would be interested in a couple more mowers. I said let's see them, so he showed them to me. He said he had been using both for years to mow with but had recently bought a new one. I started one up drove it around the yard and loved it. I ask how much for that one, thinking he would probably want at least $500 apiece. He said he would take $100 for both of them! So I bought both plus the RER! The best investment I ever made! I have since bought all the equipment, made the loader and the hydraulic three point. Restored both and painted one Green camo and the other one Brown camo. After getting more tractors than I could store I sold the Brown one but they have been a lot of fun for the money!
    Very cool. You got a heck of a deal, and it even falls under the old saying.......One mans trash is another mans treasure. He saw them as old lawnmowers, and you saw the true value of them.

    My Grandfather had one back in the 70s, and into the early 80's. I can still remember him riding me around on it when I was a kid. I would love to get my hands on one eventually, and restore it to the way i remember his. I already have a Sears 3pt hitch for the rear, a set of disc harrows, cultivator, and moldboard plow to put with it when i find one.

    I had to edit this to add.....I actually did find one exactly like my Grandfathers. The guy had it, and a truckload of implements. He was using it in his garden, I stopped to ask him about it, he said it wasn't for sale, nor would it be for sale. We talked tractors for a while, then i left. A few months later, i saw the same guy again at the local flea market, and asked him about the tractor. He said it got to needing 4 tires, so he sold it and all the implements for scrap....Said he didn't figure i would want to buy new tires for an old tractor either, so he didn't call me. Talk about disappointed and heartbroken.

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    Well that is a real shame Rescue 43! I'm sure these two was headed for the scrap yard before I came along. But I'm sure you will find another. I see a few pop up on CL around these parts. I had never payed much attention to them until after I bought these two. Best of luck getting your hands on one!

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    Every once in a while, I see them for sale around here. It just stinks knowing the perfect tractor had been right down the road from me all this time, and I never knew it, until it was too late. Looking back, it just stinks that it could possibly have been the very tractor my Grandfather had at one time.
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