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"new" 1970's Mtd Wizard Garden Tractor


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#16 Canawler ONLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 12:48 PM

You've got a very nice tractor there!

I think it should be a 1972 model tractor. I believe the 15 hp cast iron Briggs engines were only built for approximately one and a half years in 1971-72.


Oops. Totally missed that it was a 15hp instead of 16. You're right, they used a 14hp in '71, 15hp in '72, and then 16hp for '73 and up.

                       

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Very nice score , and Jim is right , the electric lifts are rare. I have one on a White 1600 ,and its good to see yours as a reference, since mine came in buckets.
I have a little 8hp Mtd wizard about the same year , still use it as a back up mower. so it's great to see more vintage Mtd's coming out.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Very cool, I have never seen an electric lift. The 990s had a hydraulic lift driven off of the hydro charge pump.

Stout tractors, both the 960 and 990.

I love the yellow - reminds me of the J.C. Penny tractors.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 01:24 PM

Congratulations on your Wizard. It's a nice looking garden tractor.

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 09:36 PM

So I was wondering.......I would like to find a plow and a rear mounted tiller eventually for this machine as I was really wanting to garden with it. Am I stuck looking for the correct mtd implements or are there other makes out there that will fit. I would really like to keep from having to do major modifications. thanks

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:21 PM

my name is jerry i am glad that you got a wizard garden tractor i got my dads old wizard i think it is a 1960 i put a lot of money in it to keep it running it is a go and strong tractor good luck with it



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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:29 PM

my name is jerry i am glad that you got a wizard garden tractor i got my dads old wizard i think it is a 1960 i put a lot of money in it to keep it running it is a go and strong tractor good luck with it



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Posted December 18, 2012 - 08:14 AM

yes, Jerry. would love to see some pics!!!!

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 05:37 PM

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 05:40 PM

this is it my wizard i thought i had the only yellow tractor till i saw yours having to fix the cluch good luck with yours

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 05:45 PM

i am new at this so give me time to work on this program
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:10 AM

So I was in my local Farm and Home store after I got this Wizard getting a few parts, and the Service guy behind the counter; who said he was a Western Auto dealer for 25 years and his dad was one for 50. He asked me what color mine was and I said yellow. he told me that the yellow ones were made in Canton, IL in the former IH factory! Me being an IH fan, I thought that was cool! Anyway, I guess you and I are the only ones with yellow ones! I worked in the garden with mine last week and was very impressed. Runs like a top and is a strong puller. Do you have any implements for yours? BTW, Excellent Pictures!

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Posted January 02, 2013 - 10:40 AM

i saw one similar to that for sale. i passed on it, but wished i had got it?