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#31 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 02:54 PM

here's a shot of the Squire and my Cub 70

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Looks like an excellent tractor Brian, and in about the same condition my 7-1/4 Monty is in. It was never built by Toro though because you will not find those for sale past 1965, and Toro did not buy out the Springfield line until late 1966. Anyhow, if it interests you I can photocopy the ad for those from my mid 1960s Montgomery Wards catalog. The confusion as to the grille being Toro is based on my 1967 Toro which should have a fiberglass grille, but somewhere in it's life the Monty cast iron grille was switched in (probable broke the fiberglass grille off). Anyway, good luck with it, and have fun with it. I will answer other questions if you need them answered.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Thanks Casey, I am scanning a lot of M/W Farm Catalogs today and tomorrow to upload here in the manuals section. I need a 1962 Cat. to have all of the 60's cats.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Makes me think of my dad. He always called it Monkey Wards.

I was thinking the same thing thats what a lot of the older people called it around here

 

 

Plus I guess we will have to come up with another header title for you Brian     { Red Wild Hogs & Golden Monkeys, Horses & Deere's}  sounds like a good place for a Zoo


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 01:18 PM

How bout "Tractors Gone Wild Kingdom" ?


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 05:48 PM

what kind of tricks can ya get your critters to do??



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 05:55 PM

Great find. I never knew they made a Montgomery Wards tractor before.


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 06:05 PM

:say_what: :say_what: :say_what:


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 09:06 AM

they are deffintly a unquie little tractor. were there any other attachments that could be bought for the Squire?



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Posted November 28, 2013 - 02:34 AM

The engine code dates the engine build date to July, 1964 I would be a guess a 1965 model.


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:03 AM

Brian, is there a tag on the seat spring or decal at the base of the dash? If so then you can use the first 2 digits of model number to conclude the year. Right now if your engine is mid 1964, that would be the year i would use.
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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Located the pic of your tag. Never seen that format before. When i am out in the shop i will take a close look at my Monty.
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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:53 AM

There is a guy on GilsonCollectors yahoo group that has 1965 Squire 7 1/4 model no. zqs-89-1241-a    it's  identical to yours.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Brian, going to resurrect this thread. Your Monty has to be a 1965 model because yours has the front axle that is found on 1965-up models of Springfield. My Monty has to be a 1964 because it still has the 1964 model year front axle. Funny how we have both years.

By the way, mine has a 1" muffler on it, and yours has that puny muffler on it, any reason why? I am about to make a muffler upgrade to mine since mine appears to no longer muffle... Seeing as how I can see in it lol. Going to make a Gravely type muffler fit it, has very similar dimensions, but looks like it might do more muffling, if I ever decide to start my Monty. (owned it longer than my current truck, which is going on the fifth year LOL)





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