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Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:43 AM

got this a few years ago, i think i was 10-11. i restored it and my dad did the heavy lifting for me.

my first drive, then the nail that was holding the shifter lever fell out and i couldn't stop... yep, hit the garbage can.
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after it was done it always ran perfect at home and never had a hic-up, if it went anyplace else it had carb problems, i only got to pull once but that one time was like i was cruising in the yard, didn't feel a thing behind me.
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i have some pics of the restoration in progress and when i wasn't pulling, ill find them.
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:52 AM

Now that is one beefy looking tractor. Never heard of a Tiger before. What size Briggs engine does it have?

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:54 AM

Kid, that is a good lookin tractor. Very nice restoration. Thanks for sharing and post some more pictures if you find them.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:55 AM

thanks, it also has factory pozzy, the only downside is that it makes steering hard and it rips up the lawn. there are a lot of cool ones on google. its a 7hp.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful looking restoration! Those were fairly rare as I understand it. I have some pics from a local show where one guy had 3 or 4 different models on display.
Here's on pic where you can see the other models in the background.
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Here's one similar to yours.
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One of the smaller models.
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 12:27 PM

thanks case, that guy has quite a few, none of them are the same as mine though. the one you said was similar was probably the most different, smaller engine, different rive system, different steering, different seat braket, no tool box, and smaller rear tires and wheels.

here is a site with a few nice ones. mine must be one of, if not the largest model they had, all of them are smaller.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 02:28 PM

Nice tractor !!! Do you know the history of the Tiger brand ? Al

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 03:32 PM

Nice tractor !!! Do you know the history of the Tiger brand ? Al


their cool... lol other than that i dont know anything they were in VA or maybe it was WV it says it on a tag ill go look later.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the pics of your Tiger. Thats a very nice looking restoration.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:30 PM

thanks brian, it was a lot of fun to do.

here is a pic of the id tag on the toolbox
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:43 PM

That's an interesting drive it has. It looks like a belt to a shaft just in front of the seat and then a drive to the rear axle. Is there a differential or just a solid axle? There are 2 levers with red handles that look like individual wheel brake levers. It's a very interesting tractor for sure.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 06:20 PM

the right lever (if you were on the tractor) is a PARKING brake. the left lever is for the drawbar, the middle is the tranny. no belts on this contraption, all chain and no slipping. the engine has a chain to the tranny, the tranny has a chain to a solid axle. the hubs are weird though, one side always drives and the other side will not grab until about 5 feet of travel if you change direction. for example, going forward both grab, if you stop and go backward one grabs then the other grabs after a few feet, if you stop again and continue in reverse they will both start out grabbing. the tranny is kinda weird too, no clutch. push the lever down to go forward and to stop you pull it up and let reverse grab SOME. so to stop you have to go in the opposite gear, if you pull to much the tires will spin in the opposite direction. i wish i had a cut away of the tranny, i would love to know how it works.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:35 PM

That's interesting stuff! I think that there was an article in LAGC somewhat recently about the tiger tractors. Might want to check and see if you can get a back issue.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:48 PM

That's interesting stuff! I think that there was an article in LAGC somewhat recently about the tiger tractors. Might want to check and see if you can get a back issue.


yea, never heard of another brand that ever considered doing something like that. ill look through some of the LAGC magazines online and see what i can find.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:55 PM

That is one good looking machine. You better hang onto it, you'll never find another in that shape.
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