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Best Broadmoor model?

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jackpot21n
Hey guys. What is your favorite Brodmoor model and why? Were there any significant changes made from year to year that is of intrest? I think I may look into getting one, and I am not sure which to get. The reason I would like one is that I like the cut with the 32" deck on my 616 Yeoman the best, but it takes a long time to cut my yard. The 725 with the 42" deck gets the job done in half the time but just doesnt look as nice as the 32". I am thinking that a Brodmoors 36" may just be the ticket. Or maybe just get a 36" deck for the 725. What ya think?

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Chris727
There are many pros/cons to the older broadmoor series. The 6hp model and the 707 had a much better transmission sideplates than the later 3 speed models. It was more boxed in rather than bolted and sandwiched. The later ones were prone to bending and the rear wheels would not sit straight with the front of the tractor. I have had several where the plates had been broken and welded. The trouble is that the broadmoors with the better sideplates and pivot point only had the 2speed trans which is probably pretty slow. Regardless of which model you get make sure that the pivot point isn't frozen.

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SmilinSam
The 36 for the 725 or 700 tractors may be a bit scarce. I had one at one time off a Wards Garden Mark, but dont have it anymore. Its basically the same deck as the early Broadmoors, but has a different mount up front and has a single piece belt cover thats open on the back side. They mow nice though if you can find one.

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jackpot21n
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Originally posted by Chris727
There are many pros/cons to the older broadmoor series. The 6hp model and the 707 had a much better transmission sideplates than the later 3 speed models. It was more boxed in rather than bolted and sandwiched. The later ones were prone to bending and the rear wheels would not sit straight with the front of the tractor. I have had several where the plates had been broken and welded. The trouble is that the broadmoors with the better sideplates and pivot point only had the 2speed trans which is probably pretty slow. Regardless of which model you get make sure that the pivot point isn't frozen.
Chris, Thanks,that is something interesting that I didnt kow. What was the last model that had the 2 speed and the first model that had the 3 speed? My 616 yeoman has a 2 speed, would that be the same trans as the earlier brodmoors?

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jackpot21n
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Originally posted by SmilinSam
The 36 for the 725 or 700 tractors may be a bit scarce. I had one at one time off a Wards Garden Mark, but dont have it anymore. Its basically the same deck as the early Broadmoors, but has a different mount up front and has a single piece belt cover thats open on the back side. They mow nice though if you can find one.
:OOOHHH! Thay mow nice and they are rare... Good combination for me! I may be on a mission...:p

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snohiker
hmmm i like my 707s they do a great job mowing around the gardens tight turning radius and one has a hi lo. in low u can go in and get a coffee or what ever your choice drink is and it will only be five away from were u left it but seriously i pic my 707 over the 48 deck on sovereign any day cut is nice and easy to get around. but as mentioned earlier make sure it pivots


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3314WV
I have always liked the 717, more for its looks than anything else. Functionally i don't guess there is much difference from one to the other. I just bought mine this summer after it had been parked in a shed for over 10 years.....new needle valve in the carb and 2 new front tires and she runs like a top. They are so agile and easy to handle and the cut beats my Sovereign or JD..

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TomSchmit
I believe that the 717 was the last one with the two speed tranny. The 728 had the 3 speed. I prefer the 728 ... I think that the steering was improved over the 717. It is true that the 717 (and earlier models) had stronger transmission mount side plates, but I have never had problems with the newer models. Remember, the 3 speed transmission is a simple, direct "drop-in" replacement for the 2 speed! Tom

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4xbill
jackpot21n, those are 15-6x6 wheels and tires off of a 5216. They were temporary. They hit the snowblower when I turned. I have correct size snow hogs on it now.

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Brettw
I had a 738 LTD repowered with a 12 horse Briggs I got new, from a guy who worked at Briggs. Took the 8 horse and stuffed it into a non running Yeoman. Did a little pulley work on the Broadmoor and it had some pretty good ground speed. That was one tough, bulletproof little tractor.

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goatfarmer
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Originally posted by simplicity707
Hey goatfarmer, that "good" Broadmoor looks familiar:O!
Yeah, I think you have first hand knowledge of that one!

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