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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:07 PM

My grandfather had a steel wheel garden tractor , I believe it was a Standard Walsh , I never saw him use it and wondered how hard it was to control ? Here's a picture of one that I took at a show, ThanksKinzer's Summer 2008 (35).jpg

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:26 PM

Oh man, that is a great looking machine. Dontcha wish you had it today. Some of these old two wheelers were surprisingly easy to use. When I was a youngster,about the time dirt was invented, I worked for a lot of different people around town to make a little money taking care of their gardens. I operated a lot of different two wheelers. Can't remember all of the them now, except for a big heavy toro with a sulkey. I would like to have a david bradley with a few attachments, or a good gravely.

But, that is a fine looking machine, and thanks for pictures.

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:42 PM

The last attachment my grandfather used on it was a cultivator , I thought a had a picture of it to post but can't find it , not restored as the one pictured . My cousin bought the house after my grandmother died and still has it in the barn don't think he's tried to get it started but he remembers starting it for my grandfather , maybe hand crank ? That was almost 20 years ago.

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:51 PM

Would love to see pictures of it no matter the condition!


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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:51 PM

That is great that it is still in the family. Everyone keeps posted pics of the two wheeled walk behinds makes me want one more and more. I don't think they would be hard to use at all. Maybe if movement control was sticky or got stuck then it might be a little tough LOL.

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:52 PM

Would love to see pictures of it no matter the condition!


regards GEORGE


I'm with George on this one, doesn't matter the condition, we all like pics :D

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 09:08 PM

I'm with George on this one, doesn't matter the condition, we all like pics :D


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We love pics!!!

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 09:41 PM

Still can't find the picture of the Standard tractor but here's a homemade one that my grandfather used , my aunt and uncle are pictured on it , my guess was it's was taken in the fiftiessave0229 [1600x1200].jpg

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 10:21 PM

I'm with George on this one, doesn't matter the condition, we all like pics :D


:ditto:

We love pics!!!


:ditto: :ditto:

Thanks for the pics ALC! We'd love to see any of the old stuff in any condition it might be found! My wife says that the only crop I raise is rusty old junk...and I'm OK with that LOL!

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:38 PM

Here's the pictures of my Grandfather's tractor , I think it's a 2 cycle engine not sure what ignition system it uses
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Posted December 09, 2010 - 08:45 PM

I have never seen one like it! (I seem to be saying that a lot in this thread LOL) Is that a battery box on the back there? That is a really nice piece of history and it's great that you have access to something like that which belonged to your Grandfather. Thank You for posting the pics...and keep 'em coming. Maybe someone will come along who can answer your questions too.

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 09:47 PM

WOW, great pictures of a great machine. Sorry, but cannot help with any info. I just imagine everybody that has seen this is burning up the web trying to help. Thanks a lot for pics, and keep em coming.

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 09:58 PM

Had to call my cousin whom has it now and he said that it is a battery box , uses a 6 volt dry cell battery , he never used it but remembers that it was a handful for my grandfather when turning it at the end of the garden . When he was in his early 70's it got too hard to use so he bought a Troy-Built tiller to use instead. Glad he kept the old tractor .

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Posted December 09, 2010 - 10:07 PM

This just in, one site says two and one half hp F head engine, some had battery ignition, but did not go any farther. Evidently the Standard co. and Walsh co. merged and built quite a few of these. Google has several sites.


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Posted December 19, 2010 - 07:51 AM

That's a neat tractor.




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