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Lowest serial no. I ever seen

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dhardin
I think I have in the past have made mention of the local Simplicity dealer around her, and how many old parts they have in stock. I stoped in to pick up some parts last week and he had cleaned out his back lot, he showed me the original owner of the dealership (Ritchardson) first tractor. It was real rough and he had planed to restore it someday. He told me to look at the serial no. It was 0045, the owner Bill told me Simpicity wants to buy it back from him.

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dhardin
i think the dealership opened in 1956 or 1957, they took on Simpiclity around 1959. For a very small dealership in a very small town they move a lot of Simplicitys. The town is like 600 or 700 maybe. The dealership is in the same building down town on the square witch is 2 blooks long. They own or rent two other old small building that they use for indoor tractor dislpay. Actually it is worth a pic, Ill get permission from Bill next time I go that way. I find it intersting to collect old tractor, but to find the place where it was sold and serviced and resold two other time befor I got my Landlord 101 just adds to the interest. roma3122 Bill has 2 or 3 Legacys still in crates along the back fence. You have to see this palce to believe it. I asked for Bill to give me a price on the old 700, but sence Simpicilty has shown a interest in it, its not for sale.

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AGCO918
I had a 1999 AGCO-ALLIS 918 that was #00010,I now have serial #00001 AGCO 2027 Diesel.The only AGCO 2027 with a Diesel engine in it.The neat thing is they both came from the same Dealership...

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Al
Hi, I bought sn 0007 Sunstar sight unseen. The year the Sun Stars came out, they brought two to the stock order meetings for dealers to see and order. My rep called me and told me they had a new tractor to announce and that he had an 18 and a 20 hp one and that when our meeting was over they would sell these tractors to any dealer that wanted them. He offered, I honored. I bought both without ever seeing them or even a picture of them. I HAVE FAITH IN THE COMPANY. Took a trailer to the meeting and took them home. I had Sun Stars, before other dealers orders were even built. This must have been in about 83 or 84. We took it in in trade and resold it about 7 years ago. It is still going strong. Al Eden.

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dirtsaver
That sure is neat gang! I don't think many of my tractors have the tag left and with taking good parts from one to fix another the numbers may not match the unit anyway. If I run across a very low SN I'd likely keep it and set it aside for restoration.

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Originally posted by Nick
That's interesting. What year was the tractor? My 66' landlord has a serial number of 1056, I consider that pretty low.
Did you buy the 66' landlord new? I bought a 66 Bolens 850 new.Still have it. Bought a nice 67 Bolens 850 last summer.

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FastPaul
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Originally posted by Nick
That's interesting. What year was the tractor? My 66' landlord has a serial number of 1056, I consider that pretty low.
Did you buy the 66' landlord new? I bought a 66 Bolens 850 new.Still have it. Bought a nice 67 Bolens 850 last summer.
What dose Bolens have to do with Simplicity? There is a Bolens site,But this isn't it !!

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Originally posted by Nick
That's interesting. What year was the tractor? My 66' landlord has a serial number of 1056, I consider that pretty low.
Did you buy the 66' landlord new? I bought a 66 Bolens 850 new.Still have it. Bought a nice 67 Bolens 850 last summer.
What dose Bolens have to do with Simplicity? There is a Bolens site,But this isn't it !!
============= I think I was talking to nick.

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Originally posted by lb59
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Originally posted by FastPaul
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Originally posted by lb59
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Originally posted by Nick
That's interesting. What year was the tractor? My 66' landlord has a serial number of 1056, I consider that pretty low.
Did you buy the 66' landlord new? I bought a 66 Bolens 850 new.Still have it. Bought a nice 67 Bolens 850 last summer.
What dose Bolens have to do with Simplicity? There is a Bolens site,But this isn't it !!
============= I think I was talking to nick.
Yes, and I think Paul asked you a valid question to which you gave a smart &^$ answer. Now I will ask you the same question What does your Bolens have to do with this site???

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Originally posted by lb59
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Originally posted by Nick
That's interesting. What year was the tractor? My 66' landlord has a serial number of 1056, I consider that pretty low.
Did you buy the 66' landlord new? I bought a 66 Bolens 850 new.Still have it. Bought a nice 67 Bolens 850 last summer.
What dose Bolens have to do with Simplicity? There is a Bolens site,But this isn't it !!
***** The common ground here is we both have a 1966 garden tractor. I was merrily curious if he bought his new like I did mine or has had his for 40 years like I've owned mine. What's wrong with that ??? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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ZippoVarga
To be impartial in a certain touchy subject. I think it's great that 1. L 59 still owns a machine he purchased new in 1966. 2. That even though it may have taken him 40 years, he finally came to his senses and discovered that Simps and A/C's are the superior tractors. 3. That it just goes to show you that even though there ARE other tractor manufacturers out there that we can and often DO "mention" them in here if they have some relevance to the conversation. Which, in my broad out of the box way of thinking, justifies L 59's mentioning the similarities and asking a simple question RELATED to anothers post. I'm neither defending or condemming L 59 for mentioning another tractor, but come on people.....I own a Ford, three Chevys a Wheel Horse, a JD, a Penncraft, a couple MTD's, a Lawn Boy rider, a Monkey Wards, a Frifgidaire mower a Murray and my two wonderful Simplicities. Along with that I prefer Coke over Pepsi, Milk Chocolate over Dark and meat sauce on my spagetti instead of marinara. This makes me and my choices of ownership and pride just that. My choice. Give L 59 a break, all he was wanting was to share info on this post.

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ZippoVarga
After a little in depth research I will still maintain my previous post but with a stipulation. I was unaware at the time I made my previous post that there has been other altercations from this non-dues paying guest and I would like to apologize first for not doing my home work prior to offering my opinion. I took a piece of crow here and have learned a lesson. Respect is first and foremost the most important moral rule everyone should adhere to and I too have been guilty of popping off here and there. With out mentioning names I personally vote to suspend non-paying members who cannot show tact and respect while visiting our community. Again, my apologies to any one who i may have offended with in the membership. Sean

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ZippoVarga Posted - 02/10/2006 : 11:54:57
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three Chevys
Hay Zippo, are two of them Chevys parts trucks to keep the third one on the road?:D Now back on subject at hand- Nick, I also have a 66 but its a Big Ten. Where do you find the serial no? -Paul

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Chris727
Paul, the serial # should be on the tractor's ID tag which also lists the model# The serial # is stamped into the sticker. It should be located on the seat deck, just behind the back of the seat. That is where it is on the round hooded FDTs.

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ZippoVarga
Ridge, one's a truck, one's a z24 cavalier and the other is an Oldsmobile. But there have been spare parts cars that have donated to the z24. Should have said GM's. And getting on track my self. I have two first year models, a 64 and a 68. Their serial numbers are 016493 and 002822 respectively. The 68 is a Broadmoor model 990303 and the other is a Serf model 990485. The broadmoor was a factory starter and light package while the serf is pull start. It's obvious to me that the flat hooded models were all too often used to "store" stuff on while hibernating between uses. And I have found that flat nearly level surface to have come in handy a few times my self. I have nothing rare or unusual in my tractors which is a good thing because I would hate to have to put one of them on a shelf.

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dhardin
Im not shure just how Simplicity runs there numbers. When they start a new product line they my start form 0000. A up date and correction on the Simplicity 700 with the serieal no. of 75. I went for a parts run today and talked to Bill. Its back at the Simplicty plant geting a makeover. It is headed for a dislay/show room, he told me they only made the 700s for six months.

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