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Johnny707

Simplicity 707 broadmoor replacement parts

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Hey just wondering where I can find original parts for my simplicity 707 broadmoor. I picked this up for $60 and it starts on first pull only problem is the pulleys on the mower deck seem to be a bit stiff but still free spinning. Once I engage the blades theres a loud screeching noise then the engine eventually shuts off. I'm in the process now of ripping the deck apart to free up the spindles some more. Anyways I looked on parts tree and eBay and most of the parts listed are just washers, nuts and bolts ect. I wanted to try and restore this beast back to original and any help either with a parts tractor for sale or a website I can buy the parts from would be appreciated. Also if anyone has any other ideas on what may be causing the engine to shut off once the blades are engaged, I would appreciate that as well.  Thanks

P.S. sorry for the pictures I just took a couple poor ones

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Nice looking machine. Welcome to the club. What is happening when you engage the deck, govenor not opening up, just die like you shut off key or not enough gas supply and dieing?

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Hey thank you and to answer your question the engine just dies like I turned the key off. Like I mentioned before it makes a loud screeching noise then the engine shuts off. I'm not quite sure on what's going on.

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Sounds to me like there is too much drag on the engine when you engage the PTO.  Either the belt is way too tight or the deck is binding up and causing it to stall.

I have 64, 65 and 66 Broadmoors, they all use the same parts except that the earliest ones had 6 horsepower engines and the 707 had a 7.
My 65 is nearly completely restored.  The 64 I plan on working on when I get more time but the 66 I stripped for parts.  Let me know what you need and I will look.  Parts are a bit scattered around my shop so I would have to do some searching.

Nice find.

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Your tractor is in great condition for its age. Your mower deck likely needs new bearings in the spindles, also make sure the idler moves freely under the mower deck covers. The deck appears to be the original, and is probably a 32" deck. . These were pretty common tractors so you can look for a 36" deck from a 717, 727, 728, 738, 5008 Broadmoor. It will make lawn chores faster if you will use the tractor for that.. Parts are readily available, just list what you need in the wanted classified section. Have fun!

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Thanks Tom.  I planned on changing the bearings and possibly the idler this weekend so I will keep you posted on if that solves my problem.  I do plan on using it to mow just not that often. Just enough to make sure everything is running properly so finding a bigger deck which I didn't know would fit would help out a lot. Thanks again.

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Theniteowl thank you and I would like to see how you restored that 65.  I would love to bring mine back to its hay day as well. However, I would still like to use it every once in a while just to keep everything moving. The parts I was interested in is mostly cosmetic pieces. I wanted to find a replacement carburetor, original hub caps for the tires, new seat (which I might take somewhere to replace the cushion and leather), deck lever lowering linkage to name a few I can think of. I appreciate you taking a look for me and if there's any other parts I didn't mention and  you want to part with let me know we might be able to come to a deal. Thanks again 

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