New to site and new project.
Posted November 16, 2010 - 11:48 AM
I hope the walk behind forum takes off. I have always liked these old machines.
I picked up a Wards Plow Trac model abn last weekend for 80.00. It came with a mouldboard plow. The machine is complete and in good shape except for some pretty rusty rims.
The guy I purchased it from said it had not run in 30 years. Sunday I removed the gas tank and cleaned and flushed it out. I cleaned the carb and oilbath air filter and fuel line. I also cleaned the spark plug. To my supprise the unit actually had good spark. I reassembled everything and added some fresh gas. Well this tractor started on the third pull. She ran like a top for over an hour. I got a bit of smoke after about 5 min, but that went away shortly as the rings freed up. That 4 hp Wisconsin engine has the smoothist idle I have ever seen.
This weekend I hope to rebuild the carb, replace the throttle cable and fit a muffler.
I will try to post a picture on Monday,
This is my first antique engine I think I may be hooked.
Posted November 16, 2010 - 11:52 AM
Sounds like you purchased a great machine!
I cant wait to see some pictures :)
Enjoy the Forums and if you have any questions feel free to ask. There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable guys here.
Posted November 16, 2010 - 11:56 AM
Any questions you might have ,feel free to ask,someone will have an answer.
Posted November 16, 2010 - 11:57 AM
David Bradley walk behind when I was a kid. He used it mainly with the sickle bar mower
on a field behind our house. I was impressed at the Little Guys Show with the plowing
done by the one fellow with his walk behind.
Posted November 16, 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted November 16, 2010 - 06:51 PM
Your Wards was made by either Simplicity or the Midland Company. If you can get a pic or 2 we'll know for sure. Either way, they are nice little machines... I've got a few Simplicity 2 wheelers
Posted November 16, 2010 - 07:13 PM
Oh, and by the way,
Posted November 16, 2010 - 07:47 PM
Posted November 16, 2010 - 08:05 PM
Welcome to GTT Steve! We're happy to have you on board! I'm surprised that MH81 didn't mention that he has a Wards two wheeler also. ( But I guess the cat's out of the bag now LOL)
SHHH, It's a secret...
Actually, it's not in the registry yet, as I haven't gotten to it to grab a S/N or figure year.
BTW, there is a manual (thanks, Caseguy) for a 1945 model in the Manuals.
Edited by MH81, November 17, 2010 - 07:57 AM.
Posted November 16, 2010 - 08:20 PM
Posted November 16, 2010 - 08:28 PM
"there is no cure, treatment consists of more tractors!"
Posted November 17, 2010 - 06:36 AM
Posted November 17, 2010 - 09:06 AM
I will take some picts this weekend.
It actually came with several manuals. I have Operating manual, Engine manual, Plow and Tiller manuals. I will scan them and add them here sometime.
I will also register the tractor sometime. I have not seen the serial # yet, but I am fairly sure it is a 1951 model. The Wisconsin Engine has a Fairbanks Morse mag and a Marvel carb.
Posted November 18, 2010 - 07:50 AM
- MH81 said thank you
Posted November 18, 2010 - 07:43 PM