Sears ST16 Riding Mower 3pt plow electric lift tiller riding mower lawn garden
Sears ST16, 16 hp Onan starts and runs and drives, no mower deck, but it does have a front mounted snow plow, plastic blade is cracked, rear 3point, rear electric lift operates, rear mount disc plow, wheel weights, and a gas powered rear tiller attachment. Tiller has compression, but will not start. Hi/low transmission, 3 speed with reverse. I cannot find a model number on the tractor, but Im guessing late 60's-early 70's. I received this response from a collector. Based upon the tractor's recessed dash panel, full length foot boards and metal gas tank, I'm 95% sure you have a'73-'74 Sears Suburban SS/16 Tractor, and would lean towards late'73 or early'74. The Model / Serial Number plate should be located (riveted) immediately below the gear shift opening, but it's obvious that the plate has been removed. A good reference Model Number for this tractor is 917.25750, and would solve 99% of the maintenance / repair needs for an SS or ST model. The engine is an ONAN BF-MS 23XX (32, 33, or similar).
The threaded studs holding the intake and the acorn nuts holding the valve covers support this model number range. This engine should have a foil data plate glued to either the flywheel blower cover or the front cylinder cover (missing). Later engines had the data plate riveted on the top of the blower cover near the governor arm. The condenser is out of place, as it should be installed inside the points box above the output shaft.
However, it's also the wrong condenser for a "side-adjust" box. The fact that both cylinder tin covers are missing is concerning, as they are integral to engine cooling / air flow across the cylinder heads; especially the rear head trapped inside the dash console.
Your tractor appears to be a nearly complete offering, and the fact that the front cowl is in tact, with not signs of repairs is impressive. The item "Sears ST16 Riding Mower 3pt plow electric lift tiller riding mower lawn garden" is in sale since Wednesday, October 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Lawn Mowers\Lawn Mower Parts & Accessories". The seller is "raifsnider" and is located in Landisville, Pennsylvania. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Custom Bundle: No
- Type: SEARS ST16
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Brand: Sears
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Model: ST16