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#1 robert_p43 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 11:45 AM

I bought this plow, seems to be in great shape, with the hopes of converting it to a 3 point for my Sears. I set it next to a Sears 10" moldboard and it looks like it could be done without much dificulty, except I would need someone to drill a couple of holes and weld on the long pin that attaches to the lower lift arms. Also need to make a lift piece. Then again, it may be worth more to someone in which case, I could trade for a plow or sell it to get money for the plow that I need.

  It appears that it mounts to a Brinley type hitch except that couldn't lift the plow as that part of the plow moves.  See picture.  It may lift with upper arms hooked to the big square thing, just a thought.

Can anyone identify this?

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 02:42 PM

This is one I have never seen before. Really don't understand what that square metal frame in the rear would accomplish, as well as the pivoting hitch. From looking over the pictures nothing really looks fabbed up so to speak.  ????


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 02:44 PM

Must be from a Simplicity walk behind?

What size is it?
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Posted April 26, 2013 - 02:45 PM

I want to say it's for a Simplicity/ Montgomery Wards Power-Trac or Chore-Trac Riding Tractor like this one in the video. When I get home, I'll check my Catalogs to make sure.

 


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:55 PM

I have the exact same plow.  Mine came with a Simplicity built Wards 7.5 horsepower Power Trac with a transmission.  The guy told me his dad bought it new.  I never did understand the square bracket.  ???


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:30 PM

I belive at some point there were mounting brackets that mounted to the handle bars. Ive only saw one complete set up at a show.


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 08:30 PM

This one has another bracket on top.   There is nothing on the handlebars of that tractor so I'm unsure of what all is going on with it but I assume it was a provision for lifting the plow for transport.  If the plow would lift some then the operator wouldn't have to hold the handlebars so high during transport. ???

 

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 09:18 PM

I am not sure of the size as I have no clue how to tell.  I saw a picture of someone holding a tape measure showing the complete width of a plow showing 10 inches and saying it was a 10 inch plow.  I looked up the numbers to Franks Sears plow and it is 10 inch.  I measures the width and it was about 14 inches wide.  I swear, I saw nothing that measured 10 inches in any direction.  This plow that I bought, is much narrower than his although about the same height.  Mine is also about the same length although the main frame of mine is an inch or so higher.

The bracket attaching to handlebars makes sense to me.  Lift the handlebars, the plow would lift.  If you look at my last picture, you can see the hitch part swivels up and down so if it only attached to the tractor there, you would lift the handlebars and only the front of the plow would lift.  The plow itself would stay in the ground.



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Posted April 26, 2013 - 09:23 PM

For how to measure, see this post. http://gardentractor...ows/#entry48140
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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:54 PM

It turns out that on the blade it has an imprint.  Brinley BR8, so I would say, without measuring that it is an 8 inch plow.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:58 PM

It turns out that on the blade it has an imprint.  Brinley BR8, so I would say, without measuring that it is an 8 inch plow.

 

For sure, it's an 8".


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 07:53 AM

Here is a picture of the one that is on the Montgomery Wards.This is the link to a better picture

http://gardentractor...rac/?tab=images

 

 

 

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Here is a couple photos from the 1948 M/W Farm Catalog.

 

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 06:45 AM

This info makes me feel like I own a valuable piece of history and I hate cutting it to convert it.  Then again, anyone who has this tractor probably has surviving implements too.

That tractor reminds me of the one that my Dad has when I was a young child.  I remember that when the weather warmed, he would remove the glass sediment bowl and clean it, check the plug, etc.  Then take the rope, with wooden handle, off the handlebars, wrap it around the cup and give it a couple of pulls.  I would follow behind and pick up a few worms, only the big ones, so we could go fishing later.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Robert, I have a few Sim/M-W 2 wheelers, but I have never seen that plow with that cross bar thing on it. I would think that most of them got chopped off a long time ago and wouldn't cut it off if it were mine.


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