Almost A Massey
Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:55 PM
That is a very nice looking machine! It would appear that our tractors are only 468 tractors apart as far as their ride down the assembly line. I love those fenders! Do you have any other tractors? We have a member introduction area if you would like to introduce yourself.
Thanks for the pictures!
- IamSherwood said thank you
Posted August 02, 2012 - 07:06 PM
Got me stumped.
The rounded nose on the front of the hood is late 50s/early 60s. Also expected the colour to be white/beige or light blue. The front axle should be light blue.
Is the red under the white a re-paint? I haven't seen a red moto-mower with that hood design - only white.
An example serial number tag - which I speculate is 1963.
Model # 6001
Type # 100
Serial # B10792
Sorry Moto, I missed your reply until today. Red was the factory color on my tractor.
Posted August 08, 2012 - 12:59 PM
Posted August 10, 2012 - 06:48 AM
After search searching more photos, I think your unit has the original or correct paint on it. A lot of the Montgomery Wards tractors were painted Yellow/Gold and White, similar to Cub Cadets. I think that is the color combo I am going to go with. Right now the one I bought is completely covered with rust brown primer.
Posted August 11, 2012 - 10:17 PM
I picked up the same tractor at an auction last weekend, this one is complete and with a little work I have it "on the road" Model 89-1600, ser.# MW12092. After a little web searching, the MW serial # and seeing it has Montgomery Wards tires, sounds like it was sold by Wards, but I would like to find who made them. Does not look like it was setup to mow, one guy with a like rig said his came with a plow, but no mower.
I was unaware that porter-cable or dura/moto-mower built tractors for montgomery wards - cool. I believe that hood style was used from the late 50s (porter-cable) to the early 60s (dura corporation). Moto-mower (owned by Dura) bought the garden tractor division from Prorter-Cable in 1958 or 59.
Neat looking extensions to the front spindles to work with the small wheels. Someone did a really nice job on the rear fenders as well - really nice style and robust looking.
PS - I'm guessing that's a Briggs motor - wonder if the date-code could provide an estimate on it's age.
Edited by motobreeder, August 11, 2012 - 10:19 PM.