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Roper farm tractors

Roper was founded in the mid-twentieth century to provide lawn tractors to customers in the United States who desired a low-cost yet dependable machine for easily maintaining their lawns. Roper was created by the acquisition of the Sears-based David Bradley manufacturing company. The company’s first tractor rolled out of its factory in 1966. Roper maintained a strong relationship with Sears for the next three decades, thereby regularly supplying products to it. However, when General Electric purchased the company in 1989, Roper underwent significant changes. This brought the company to the forefront of the segment, as GE is a trendsetter in the industry, and provided it with a significant boost. AB Electrolux soon acquired the outdoor unit producing segment of the company. In the years that followed, Roper became a part of the American Yard Products (AYP) which was another behemoth of this field. The group also owned the lawnmower manufacturer “Husqvarna” which later developed into a standalone firm. Roper offered a large number of products to its customers which ranged in power from 5 to 20 hp. These small machines were powerful enough to handle the everyday tasks of users and thus became particularly famous in the times to come.

List of tractor models

Model Power Year of production start Year of production end
GT250 18 hp 1987 1989
GT180 18 hp 1984 1988
K511 5 hp 1973 1974