Simplicity Broadmoor 717
. . . peak comfort power partner
36" LAWN ROLLER (No. 990227) Weighing 430 lbs. when filled with water, this lawn roller smooths a 3' wide area. Spring-loaded scraper blade keeps roller clean during operation. Roller is 18" in diameter, constructed of heavy 12 gauge steel for durable long life.
NO MATTER how you look at or operate the brand new Broadmoor, it spells deluxe comfort as only a Simplicity tractor can deliver. Its 9-1/2" wide rear tires assure you not only of a jolt-free ride, but a mark-free lawn. You'll never leave evidence of where you've been.
The Broadmoor has been Simplicity's best seller for years. Yet, this year's model is proof that even a top unit can be improved still more. The new Broadmoor 717 features a 7 horsepower "synchro-balanced" engine, which reduces vibration by 80%. So even the big jobs won't tire you. Further putting comfort foremost is its contoured, deep-padded bucket seat, conveniently located, easy-to-operate controls, and its all-season attachments. A new controlled traction feature has been added this year, too, providing driving torque to both wheels. Even when one wheel is on a slippery surface, the other wheel continues to drive.
Spunky as the Broadmoor is in tough going, it's easy to boss. Its geared steering mechanism lets you circle small flower beds and shrubs in one pass, edging within a half-inch of trees and fences. That means less jockeying to cut up close, and a lot less hand trimming. This deluxe beauty has comfort that never quits. Feature for feature, it's "Suburbia's Buy of the Year" . . . the ideal combination of power, performance and versatility . . . for the average homeowner with above-average tastes.
[Source: Brochure, IMPROVE YOUR LOT IN LIFE .....WITH SIMPLICITY, Form 868, 1969, courtesy of William Harm]