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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Was at the Parts house and while i was inside,Tyler,my grandson was outside taking some pictures with his phone.It is a shame that this many garden tractors walk behinds have gotten in such bad shapeTHis is just a small amount of what is there.Also a picture of the NOS wisconsin i am trying to buy

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 10:52 AM

It's a real shame when you find a place like this and they don't want to sell anything. Too bad ! :(

 

Good Luck on the NOS Wisconsin.. :thumbs:



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 04:35 PM

Yep! kinda sad to see them rotting away like that. How old would that Wisconsin be? 



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 05:52 PM

Do not know how old it is it has been setting on the counter in the same spot for at least 25 years according to the owners grandsonI will probably have to sell my au8 to have the funds to buy it


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:38 PM

I like the Wisconsin.  You'll never see something like it again if it disappears!

 

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:40 PM

What does he want for the engine on that tiller?

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Isn't that a Wisconsin/Robin?



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Any Ridemasters?



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:58 PM

The wisconsin in the picture is locked up.There is another one cant remember what it was on was not.It is almost impossible to get anything bought.But I am working on it.There were only 2 bolens that i seen no ridemasters.there is a stack of 20 tractors on top of each other just rusting away.that is a wisconsin robin but do not know what hp it is.The tag reads WI-145 serial number800118



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Yeh there is a yahoo over here in Shelby Ohio that has a similar business, old stuff everywhere. The prices are so high, he never sells nuttin! I asked him about a old Lawn Ranger garden tractor that was rusted beyond repair and it had a good size tree growing up threw it. He wanted $500 for it and I would have had to cut the tree down! No deal pal! Everything else we asked about was the same way, such a high price, he will never be able to sell the stuff! Some people!



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:03 PM

Update on Wisconsin /Robin.I finally got a price on a few things from the grandson,He wants to wait until next weekend.Last weekend ,while i was there getting some parts I shot Mitch(the owner) a price on the engine .70.00 he said it cost him 400.00 when he became a wisconsin dealer.I was back there today and the grandson told me wait until next weekend and i could have it for the 70.00.While i was there today scrounging in the trailer and outside found some old clinton engines that were buried under a bunch of boxes and old engine parts so that will be my next attempt at a purchase



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:58 PM

What a shame to see all that stuff wasting away. I hope you get that motor.

There's gotta be a way to sway a guy like that, and motivate him to sell.??

He's gotta have a soft spot.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:13 PM

Yes he is 80 some years old.I got there yesterday and he was cutting up firewood and his grandson had 4 or 5  customers.I went ahead and help him fill up his wheelhorse trailer he had  hooked up to his garden tractor.No sense in him doing all that work at his age.plus it might work out in the future.Was given a master parts manual for clinton chainsaws while i was there.Am getting a deal on a Tecumseh Lighted dealer sign



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Yes I agree with everyone! That is ashame that everything is just rusting away. :(

 

What kind of Clinton engines does he have around there? Like any of the 700 or 1100 series?

 

Good luck on the Tecumseh sign! That would be cool to have :thumbs:



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:12 PM

I did not get a good look at them.I was standing on a tractor seat leaning in a trailer window.they are still in there and since i know very little about clintons could not tell.Did find a 5s briggs and a 19 something briggs.we did take some shrouds from some clintons into the shop one was a 400 shroud.There is probably over 100 engins in the trailer the floor has rotted out and engines underneath it also


Edited by new restorer, April 06, 2013 - 06:14 PM.

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