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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:03 AM

I just spotted this http://newlondon.cra...3453645442.html . The first tractor I got for my son was one of these. He drove it for years but the clutch burned out. The original and a parts tractor are sitting in the yard. I'll call him at 0900 and hopefully have it home by 1100 so, I can take the wife shopping(mine will be done).

How do you copy the picture to post here?

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#2 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:08 AM

Can't go wrong, for that price. Nice looking machine.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:15 AM

Now that is a good price.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:03 AM

How do you copy the picture to post here?


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Right-click on the picture in the CL ad. Select 'Copy Image Location'. Come back to the Reply box here, and click on the little tree in the square on the second row of options above your text in the reply box. That will bring up a box to paste the URL into. Right-click in that box, and select 'Paste'. Hit 'Okay' and it should insert into your reply.

Some images won't do that, due to settings on other sites. Copywrite, crud like that. But CL works fine doing it that way.

Edited by Cat385B, December 04, 2012 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:23 AM

Thanks CAT385B. As an ancient engineer, I'm still computor challenged. Besides my two and this one I've only seen three others. I do remember in the early 1970s that a surplus store "Railroad Salvage" was selling them but had no attachments. There was a mint one on EBAY several years ago. The next challenge is to find a manual.

These are generally a rugged tractor. Its a B&S 23D engine with a heavy 4 spd transaxle, but the clutch and its linkage are makeshift. Its a cone shaped clutch with cable linkage.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:08 PM

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#7 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:50 PM

I bought the tractor and made a new friend. The guy selling said that its been in the family since bought new at Railroad Salvage in 1968. It came with a plow, mower deck, and a similar spare engine. He remembers seeing the manual but not where it is.

The tractor has differences from my others; It has double drive belts, the hood is ventillated, it has a key switch instead of a kill button, and the rear hitch is different. I want to learn more about it and finish my Big Ten before starting on it.

Does anybody have any manuals for these? The hookups for the mower and plow are very strange.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 02:32 PM

Congratulations on your purchase. And of course you know we want a bunch of pictures. :camera: :thank_you:

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 02:52 PM

Does anybody have any manuals for these? The hookups for the mower and plow are very strange.


You could start a new thread on it. I suggest adding lots of pictures of it to the new thread. Ask Old Buzzard, it really helps get answers.

:poke: :reading_the_manual: :oh_shucks:

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:52 PM

what a great find! Congrats....another one I would like to have at some point.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:20 PM

that sure is cool. I like that one alot. Don't think Ive seen one, or did and didn't know it....that happens...lol

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Congrats! that is a very cool garden tractor!

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 05:38 PM

I did some searching on the web and found a Yahoo group thats dedicated to the Magna-Tracs. There is a little information available but these are a bit of a mystery. The group is: http://groups.yahoo....up/MagnaTracGT/




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