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Posted August 06, 2010 - 09:16 PM

I'm a newbie to GTtalk, but I notice that most of the forums are for 4-wheel tractors, so how about a thread/sub forum for two-wheel walk-behinds? I own a 1949 Simplicity Model L with a B&S model N 2.5 motor which I bought at a flea market two years ago for $75 and spent about a year restoring. My grandfather had a model M, which is the same basic frame with a 3.0 hp engine when I was growing up in rural Wisconsin. I really enjoy riding my grandkids around in the wagon behind my model L.

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 09:21 PM

I have a Mont Wards walk behind. It came with a front blade & a reel mower (which I've never hooked up). The front blade is what I put in my parking area with 15 yrs ago... 18" at a time. :D

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 06:09 PM

I picked up a BCS two wheel tractor with rototiller and sweeper. These are Italian made tractors,8 hp kohler,4 speed transmission,differential lock and a 950 rpm pto. the handle bars swing 180 to allow for front or rear mount implements. I also picked up another one at an auction with a sickle bar mower,the unit had been under water at some point and the motor was seized and filled with water. I replaced a few bearings on the sickle gear box and ran it on my 605(8horse) bcs0913091042c.jpg

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 09:02 PM

We want to get a walk behind sometime in the near future to add to the collection, just haven't gotten there yet. We will add a two wheel forum :D

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 09:04 PM

Speaking of the forum, anyone have suggestions on the two wheel forum name and a description? I don't know all of the brands that make the walk behinds.

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 09:08 PM

Why not just make a 2 wheel tractor forum for now and see where it goes.
I know a guy who has a 1 wheel tractor in his basement on display, Gravely.

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 09:09 PM

I saw this David Bradley a couple of weeks ago for $200.....probably should have got it, but I would rather ride than walk....guess I'm lazy.....lol

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 09:17 PM

Why not just make a 2 wheel tractor forum for now and see where it goes.
I know a guy who has a 1 wheel tractor in his basement on display, Gravely.


How about walk behinds? Because whether or not they are one wheel or two wheel you still walk behind them unless you use a sulky.

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 09:21 PM

How about walk behinds? Because whether or not they are one wheel or two wheel you still walk behind them unless you use a sulky.


Sounds good to me.

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 10:46 PM

Like you, I am a two wheel tractor enthusiast. However not for recreational purposes.
Did you know that around 500,000 two wheel tractors (also known as power tiller, walking tractor, single axle tractor, or ‘iron buffalo’) are made and sold every year worldwide?

They made in Asia and mainly purchased by small area farmers of South Asia (and more recently East Africa) as the main traction unit for farming. Farm size is generally 1-2 acres.

There are over 400,000 of them in Bangladesh, and 70% of the arable land there is farmed using two wheel tractors.

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A 12HP Chinese made two wheel tractor with rotavator attached


They mainly come with a rotavator fitted, or perhaps a small disc or mouldboard plough. The foreign aid project I am involved with has concentrated on the design and fabrication of small minimum and zero tillage seed drills for these tractors.

They can also be used as a power unit for a grain thresher or irrigation pump. Asian farmers even hitch a one tonne trailer on them to take goods to market.

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This 12HP two wheel tractor is fitted with a prototype zero till seed drill.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 05:41 AM

Don't have one, yet, but I've always liked the walk behinds. It would be a fun forum to have.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 06:43 AM

Sounds good to me.


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Sounds good :thumbs:

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 07:40 AM

Sounds good to me.

:ditto::ditto:

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 09:01 AM

Like you, I am a two wheel tractor enthusiast. However not for recreational purposes.
Did you know that around 500,000 two wheel tractors (also known as power tiller, walking tractor, single axle tractor, or ‘iron buffalo’) are made and sold every year worldwide?

They made in Asia and mainly purchased by small area farmers of South Asia (and more recently East Africa) as the main traction unit for farming. Farm size is generally 1-2 acres.

There are over 400,000 of them in Bangladesh, and 70% of the arable land there is farmed using two wheel tractors.

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A 12HP Chinese made two wheel tractor with rotavator attached


They mainly come with a rotavator fitted, or perhaps a small disc or mouldboard plough. The foreign aid project I am involved with has concentrated on the design and fabrication of small minimum and zero tillage seed drills for these tractors.

They can also be used as a power unit for a grain thresher or irrigation pump. Asian farmers even hitch a one tonne trailer on them to take goods to market.

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This 12HP two wheel tractor is fitted with a prototype zero till seed drill.


That is pretty cool info, thank you for sharing. Their version almost looks like a walk behind on steroids.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 09:10 AM

I moved this thread to it's new home. I tried to cover everything in the description LOL




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