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#1 Bob36 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2010 - 07:24 PM

I picked up two small tractors this weekend at a swap meet. One is a complete Penncraft 7hp Special. The other is only a roller with no engine or hood.

The roller has a tag on the dash that is faded with only the following number legible:
140-669. That appears to be a MTD number which I found a manual for online. The manual only makes a reference to a Briggs & Stratton but nothing on model or hp. The roller has bolt on rear wheels that are wider that the Penncraft wheels which are integral hub type wheels.

Any help with info on the roller would be appreciated.

Bob in Ludington, Michigan

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Posted May 23, 2010 - 07:48 PM

Welcome to GTtalk! :welcome:
You will find this is a fun and informative place :)
Hopefully Someone who knows more about these Tractors than I do, will be along to help shortly...

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Posted May 23, 2010 - 08:02 PM

Don't know anything about those tractors either, Bob. Welcome to the site!

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Posted May 23, 2010 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the welcomes guys.

I should mention the roller looks almost identical to the Penncraft except for the wheels.

Bob

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 11:52 AM

maybe you could post a few pix? that may helpful.

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 01:48 PM

:welcometogttalk:bob36,glad to have you here.

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Posted May 24, 2010 - 04:25 PM

Here are a couple of pics of the beasts.

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Posted May 28, 2010 - 06:52 PM

James,

Any idea what size (hp) engine would have been on the 1970 mtd?

Bob

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Posted May 28, 2010 - 08:26 PM

James,

Any idea what size (hp) engine would have been on the 1970 mtd?

Bob


My guess would be 8hp...maybe just 7hp. But those oldies had way more grunt than modern engines. An 8hp of yesteryear would compare to 11 to 12hp of today.

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 06:01 PM

James,

I bought the mtd at a swap to make a light weight pulling tractor. The tag number is 140-669. The next day a fellow
showed up at the swap with the Penncraft which he said had a blown engine. I bought it to get the hood etc.
It turns out the Penncraft engine runs fine and is 100% complete with a usable deck. The silver tag under the seat
is there but not readable. At this point I don't plan on selling any parts.

Bob

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 05:01 PM

I got a good look at the mfg sticker on the Penncraft today. The numbers are 1447 14139. They are very difficult
to read and may not be complete. Do they mean anything to anybody?

Bob

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Posted June 12, 2010 - 01:16 AM

james., joe u 2 and me r penncraft kings on info for them. lol




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