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shaunssb212

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Judging from your tractor name, it is at least 40 years old. The best way to get a better idea is to record the engine data that should be stamped on the outside of the engine blower housing drivers side about parallel with the crankshaft centerline.
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It looks something like the above.

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rokon2813
Simplicity did not use "model years". There is no place you can look up its age by serial number. You can find a lot of info on the simple tractors site just by looking around. Just quickly I went to the cross reference pages and the 212 was made 1969 and 1970 To get any closer than that, if it has the original briggs engine, you can check the code number. first 2 digits would be year, second pair is month, and third pair is day. That will give you date of manufacture of the engine. You can figure the tractor was probably built about 6 months after that. thats about the best you can do.

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rokon2813
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Originally posted by shaunssb212
OK, somebody should make a website that you look up the age of a lawnmower.:O
Somebody did. Kent has countless hours and dollars in that website. Took me 30 seconds to find your answer. :D:D:D

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MysTiK
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Originally posted by shaunssb212
OK, somebody should make a website that you look up the age of a lawnmower.:O
Dude. You are THERE! :D http://www.simpletractors.com/ http://www.simpletractors.com/Main/history.htm http://www.simpletractors.com/Main/made_when.htm http://www.simpletractors.com/Main/x-ref_table.htm These tractors were made in the pre-Neolythic age, before the dawn of man, and those lesser imitations of man, which are referred to as computers. It's easier to get info on a 60's tractor than it is to get info on an a 1990's pc. But when you gots the info you can help others get the info. Think of this as a thinktank. With unlimited resources. And you are part of it. 8D

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MysTiK
In my own case, my 716H. They were made from mid'77 to sometime'79. Chances are good it was '78 therefore. But the engine numbers indicate 1979. So the engine was definitely made 1979, and they had to ship to Allis Chalmers, or so I figure, and so therefore the traxtor is probably one of the last 716's made, in 79. works for me. But there's no difference between a 77, 78, or 79; and very little difference from the earlier 716's made from 74 to mid77. There's bits of info you could use for your traxtor's story also. Find them. Enjoy. Beyond all this, there is no limit on human experience and creativity. That's what gets harnessed here. We all have something to contribute. (priceless). http://www.simpletractors.com/models/700_series/early_vs__late.htm http://www.simpletractors.com/models/ac_b-series.htm Generally, the "MFR" (aka "MFG") number is more important for reference.

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MysTiK
Yup. And since you have the actual tractor, you have more info than we do already. Sometimes comparison to other tractors similar can be good indicators. Look for old stickers, label, metal plates, etc., anywhere on the tractor, with i.d. info that might help you. I dunno. Maybe someone else has more info.

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