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I am looking at possibly purchasing a 76' 7016. Its a gear drive with a new 18 hp installed in 1995. He has a snow blower attachment as well as a 48" deck. He says the motor runs strong. He is asking $1500 or a resonable offer. Is this too much or about right? Also how is this model as a whole? I was really looking into a Cub Cadet but this tractor caught my eye. I was also looking for a hydro. But is this gear drive a good model? Ok one more question. He sent some pictures to me and the snow blower has an electrical connection running to it. What would this connection be for? Thank you for your replies in advance.

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gretsch
The electrical connection would be electric spout rotation. In my opinion without seeing it, it sounds like a good deal if the tractor is not worn out (loose and rusted). There is a link on this site giving a good checklist of what to look for and what to beware of on a used tractor. Is it a six-speed or a three-speed? The cast iron transmission is a very heavy duty option. You can't beat it for ground engaging yard work. Be sure to let the clutch out slowly until you get used to it. Good luck.

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bigwoods
In my opinion, Simplicity only puts out good stuff! I just sold my old reliable 7117 which is very similiar to yours with snoblower /rear tiller and 2 mower decks for $1800. The electrical connection with dash mounted switch is for the spout motor to make it turn.

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bigwoods
If the picture is the tractor you refered to in your original question as to an electrical hookup, It ( the wire sticking out of the grill ) appears to be more like the plug for an engine block heater.

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quote:
Originally posted by bigwoods: appears to be more like the plug for an engine block heater.
Actaully the owner says its a "custom" connector he used to connect to the blower. As you can tell by this pic....

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UCD
Greg The tractor looks to be in a little rough shape. IE the seat, rust steering pins on front axel missing headlight bulb (which are expensive to replace if you can find them). The blower looks to be in good shape. What condition is the auger in. The inside chain cover is missing this needs to be there as this is where the support for the chain drive shaft is and the chain tension adjustment bolts to it. It looks like the lift rod is there (correction that is a golf club) but don't know why the chain is connected where the lift rod goes. And I have no idea what that rusty rod running from the hitch pulley to the auger tunnel is. The electric spout rotator seems to be all there.In my opinion it is not worth $1500. $800 0r $900 maybe. Do you or can you get more pictures from different angles right side, rear, and the blower from the front. This & $1.00 might get you a small Coffee Maynard aka/UCD

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gretsch
It is a little odd for it to look that rough and have the decals missing. Seems as though it has already been through one repainting. The deck is missing the rock guard, not a big deal but it adds safety and strength to the discharge end of the deck. No way to tell whether it is a 3 or 6 speed from that angle.

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MikeES
The original tractor is probably a 1972 or 1973. 18hp engine? What the picture shows is a single cylinder Briggs & Stratton. The largest it could be is a 16hp. It looks like it is missing a hard to find headlight. I agree with Maynard's asessment. A year ago I bought a 917 (17hp twin cylinder) with snowblower with electric spout turner, 48" deck, electric lift, chains, new seat, and in very good condition (very good paint) for $750. Good Luck! Mike S.

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