I am a 17-year-old senior at Cascade High in Turner, Ore., and
have been an assistant teacher for the small engines class for two
years. I bought this Sears & Roebuck lawn tractor model no.
917-8330 in the summer of 1999. I call it “The Antinker” because it
is an antique and you have to tinker with it to keep it running.
This has been an ongoing project with my dad and grandpa, who have
helped me out tremendously.
So far we have freed the kingpins that were frozen solid, tuned
up the 6 HP Tecumseh engine, spent many hours on carburetion and
painted it. The seat was replaced with one from a 1950s Toro
because I didn’t like how the original looked. Other than that, it
In May of 2004, I decided to enter it in the Turner parade,
where I won first place in the antique farm equipment division.
After that, I entered it in the Marion County Fair as an exhibitor
through the FFA and took second place.
Currently, I am working on a Maytag gas engine and a 1947 David
Bradley, hopefully to be finished before next June. If anyone has
any information on this tractor, I would really like to hear from
8424 55th Ave. SE
Turner, OR 97392