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JohnN
As I looked at this picture I noticed that the fenders had no seat, and the driver is sitting normaly, his knees aren't up to his chin. So is ths a streched version? Just look closly and tell me what you think. Happy Holidays, john n [img]http://simpletractors.com/images/spotlight/sickle_bar_pg11.jpg[/img]

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Jayman
I see what you mean. I've looked at that picture a bazillion times, it's on page 11 of the catalog that came with my tractor when it was purchased new in 1964. I just double checked...sure enough same shot. Could it be a small man? There is no back rest either, ouch. Jay

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Rapalla7
If this guy is sitting where I believe he is, I would think that that gear shift would be a little uncomfortable. I also believe that most states have laws prohibiting this type of public displays of affection for you tractor (even if it is a simplicity). M.Spetz

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thedaddycat
Here's another one for you. This is titled "Drivers Seat" from the 1963 literature. Take a good look at those two seats. One is the early style two section and the other is the pan style. I think Simplicity used the same pics for several years of literature, even if it didn't exactly match the current product.... http://www.simpletractors.com/simplicity/new_in_1963/driver%27s_seat.htm This is from the 1962 page and is supposed to be a 725. Can't really read the emblem on the tractor. Two piece seat, short steering wheel, no pulley guard for rope cup... Is this a recycled pic of a 700 used to depict a 725 in the 1962 literature? http://www.simpletractors.com/simplicity/new_in_1962/725_features.htm

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CleanBee
Allis Chalmers did photo touch ups a lot on their b-series line also. It must have been less expensive than the actual photo takes. One thing I noticed about this picture was the dual wheel set up. This photo propted a quetion I asked the club quite a while ago about the length of dual wheel adapters. Notice that the inside rims are the 8 inch tires and the outside rims are the 6 inch tires. They did not make a dual wheel adapter that would accomplish this. The one they made would have the 6 inch tires to the inside only. Either this picture was altered or maybe they used the loader spacer in addition to the dual wheel set up?

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