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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:41 PM

Hi guys. I don't frequent the walk behind tractor forum much but tonight I have reason to. I'm doing my best to assist a newly formed acquaintance identify a tractor that's been in her family for decades and has served her family very well. What I can tell you is that it has a Wards Gasoline Engine and that's about it. I did not get to spend much time with it tonight but I was able to snap a few pics and capture a short video.

 

My acquaintance shared the following brief snap shot of it's history:

 

"I don't know where or when my dad got it. I always remember it being around, being a workhorse and toting us around in the homemade bright green wagon. He harvested a field of potatoes once, putting barrels in the wagon and family tossing potatoes in as he drove along. It just seemed to be able to do everything."

 

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Here's a quick video....

 

 

Thanks for weighing in and sharing your knowledge.

 

Matthew


Edited by Moosetales, March 04, 2013 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:45 PM

It looks like a David Bradley, but I don't know if they ever came with a Wards engine.  


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:46 PM

It looks like a David Bradley, but I don't know if they ever came with a Wards engine.  

 

David Bradley was my first thought when I saw it but I'm no expert that's for sure. Thanks.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:51 PM

Definately a Sears David Bradley tractor with a Wisconsin built Wards engine grafted on.

In the first photo,  you can clearly see the serial tag on the side of the tranny.  That will identify what model DB it is and what the correct engine should be.  The numbers will look like   "917.5xxx"  

Take that number and go to this site and it will give you all the info you need.

 

http://members.lsol....vr/tractors.htm


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:51 PM

The Wisconsin engine belongs on a M/W Power-trac 2 wheel tractor. I agree it looks like a DB tractor to me.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:52 PM

David Bradley. The wards engine could be a replacement engine.  I never saw a cultivator like that, looks

like two rigged up together??


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Definately a Sears David Bradley tractor with a Wisconsin built Wards engine grafted on.

 

Would you have any idea of the year? Thanks.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:54 PM

There should be a Sears data plate one the left side of the transmission.  That'll tell you which model frame you have.  It must be earlier as I don't see the reverse mechanism.  The model will tell you the year (roughly).

 

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Objectively speaking.....what's a rig like this sell for in today's market? My acquaintance would rather keep it stored in her garage forever than sell it to a "not-so-good-home" due to the sentimental value however she is at a stage where she's willing to consider parting ways with her dad's tractor for a fair price BUT most importantly if it would be going to a "good home" where it would be valued and used.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:09 PM

... I never saw a cultivator like that, looks like two rigged up together??

 

It looks like a Southern Cultivator, with some pieces missing. (a special thank you to Amigatec for that wonderful website!)

 

 

No idea about the price.  It'll depend on condition & completeness ...


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 08:55 PM

I think you are right, It does look like the southern cultivator. :thumbs:


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Here's a bit more info regarding this tractor.

 

"Tranny" numbers Series 292 Model 91757561

4268M MK stamped in the actual iron

 

The owner tells me the different engine would be her father's handywork most likely. She is going to check the cultivator for #s.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:04 AM

That should of had an AU8 motor in it, it's a Super Power. The hood is missing.
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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:49 PM

With all that has been said about this tractor I'm guessing that the market value is going to be WELL below the sentimental value. Are you guys thinking a range of $150-$200? (higher or lower?) I know the owner is ready to part ways with it I just don't know for what price and if price is going to be relatively low I'm thinking it will take just the right home before she'll let it go. Thoughts? Thanks.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:57 PM

If that engine is a AKN with a extended flywheel I'll take it.  :D






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