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EricD

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EricD
Here's my 725 in the snow. These are actually evening pictures enhanced to appear clearer for display. [img]/club2/attach/ericd/rightrear.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/ericd/leftrear.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/ericd/farfront.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/ericd/ frontview.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/ericd/ plowengineering.JPG[/img] The plow is a modified craftsman connected to an AC snowthrower frame via heavy duty mounted bearings(the bearings allow the up and down action). Still needs a dedicated mount welded onto its frame so I can adjust the angle in both directions. For now I use a cable connected to the plow as the lift system. This has made it through a few storms with a minor repair to the thin plow steel. I hope to be getting a Heavy Duty plow to take its place soon.

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EricD
Martin, luckily I found her in this condition. She wasn't running because of some very minor electrical shorting issues. Just like you, this is the tractor that started my fever. I have a few other Simplicities but by far this is my favorite. I like the ease of the flip up hood and the basic mechanics of the gear transmission (as opposed to Hydro). I also like the steering wheel style not being round. I added the lights and weights. On the back left seat pan is a small round red marker light complimented by a round steel work light on the right. I decided to go Cyclops style steel work light in the front because IMO it looks more standard on the 725.

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mowerman1193
Looks to be in very good shape...also looks like a hard worker too...I alway thought the one light looked a little funny but after seening a few of them I guess it kinda grows on you..

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John, The sheet metal is pretty substantial and the light, albeit metal framed, is not very much weight to support. Having written this, I just ran out and did a quick measurement. It seems that the steel on the oler 725 is an 1/8th thick as opposed to the sheet metal on a later Simp that is only 1/16th thick. I had no idea that heavier gauge steel was used on earlier ('61, '62) as opposed to later ('70, '71) models.. Always finding something new...:)

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