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#1 firenems335 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hey guys,

I had acquired an old red tractor that came with a tiller and mower deck. The only identifiable mark i could find was a plastic emblem that goes on the side of the hood and it says "garden mark squire" I assume being red in color that my research says it was made by simplicity/allis. The tiller looks to be original equipment to this machine.

The motor is a briggs Model NO-243431-0180-01-710114.
I have torn this tractor to the ground and started restore. Most of it has been finished except waiting on a few parts for the engine.

I plan on keeping this piece and taking to little shows because i think it will attract some eyes.
If anyone has any information about possible years, price tag for this day in age would be greatly appreciated.

Also does anyone know if this type is common or more of a rare piece of history?

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Very nice job on the restoration! I dont have any info but, it does look like an allis or simplicity to me. Is that a normal oil pan on the engine? It looks kinda odd.
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:56 PM

If you want to see the info on this M/W, I posted it it another thread asking about the same tractor. Here is the link...

http://gardentractor...-squire-or-725/

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:58 PM

Thanks for the comments. I looked at the thread and it does tell me alot.

And the oil pan seems to be original as it bolted up to the holes in the frame. I am not sure if that would be the original motor or not though.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 11:26 PM

Welcome to the MW owner's club. Mine appears to be a similar vintage, but yours looks a lot better.
You still have the original hood badges?

The motor may not be original. I think the 24 cu in briggs is 10HP. The MW Squire 10 is a much different looking machine.
Based on the model/type/code you provided, I guessing the motor was built 1971-01-11?

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 11:50 PM

yes i still have the originala hood badges

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:29 AM

You got her looking very nice.
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 03:34 PM

You're making that old tractor look a lot better. Nice job!

That's definitely not the original engine in the tractor. The original would have been a model 19.

Here's a pic of a 1962 Garden Mark Squire.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 12:18 PM

thats a pretty straight tractor you got there! is there suppose to be round headlights that came off each side of the hood? and as far as decals were there much for these machines?

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 02:05 PM

Nice restoration. I've got one of these sitting out back waiting for me to fix. When it was running 25 years ago I used a Simpicity 725 manual because it was identical. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 05:02 PM

Thanks Rick! Good luck with yours too

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 08:11 AM

thats a pretty straight tractor you got there! is there suppose to be round headlights that came off each side of the hood? and as far as decals were there much for these machines?


That's not my tractor. It belonged to an online friend.

That model tractor used one headlight, as in this Light Kit.

I really couldn't answer about the decals, but there was one shown for the shift pattern around the gear shift in the Simplicity manual for the 700 and 725 tractors.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Nice looking old GT.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Its about there, I have gotten the hood finished. I am going to start wiring it here soon and getting all new belts put on it. I hope to have it done in a month or so.

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Posted April 16, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Ok guys im nearing completion, just one problem i am having and that is getting this thing wired up. It use to have a push button start and i have everything wired up according to the diagram i have but i keep blowing fuses and the switch only works half the time-it seems to make the battery sound like a fryer so i disconnected it. Now i am not sure where to go from here. If anyone has a better wiring diagram or a way to make it start using a key type ignition would greatly help! thank you.

I shall have pictures very soon of completion!




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