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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:15 PM

I just picked up this '52 Tiger PTD6, I believe.  From what I've read, it's the same as the PTD5, except it has the factory dual wheels.  It needs paint, two new rear tires, a correct seat, and to remove the toolbox, but other than that it seems pretty complete and unmodified.  It also has some clever weights added to it by a previous owner that you can't really see unless you look carefully - very nicely done, and I think I may keep them on there as they aren't hurting anything and the tractor wasn't butchered to install them.  Mostly it's just really rusty (although it doesn't look like there are any holes).  The Briggs engine was recently rebuilt, and it runs and drives as it should.  I just used it today to move that nasty white stuff off my driveway.  I think I need to adjust the clutch on it as I wasn't too happy with its performance.

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:25 PM

Nice find ! Is that a hand clutch on the lh side ?

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:26 PM

Neat old iron there!  Member Ryan313 owns a Tiger.



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:34 PM

Nice find ! Is that a hand clutch on the lh side ?

It sure is.  It's a beast of a little garden tractor, and it's a little ... interesting to clear snow with.  It has the hand clutch, a hand brake and you operate the transmission by hand too.  It's going to take a little getting used to because it seems like my hands have to be everywhere at once, even just to get it into gear properly.


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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:38 PM

Neat old iron there!  Member Ryan313 owns a Tiger.

I saw the pictures of his.  Very nice.



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:56 PM

There was a Yahoo group for these at one time. I was a member, but haven't been there in  years. They offered a History book which I got then. They are Kinda neat, made with lots of cast parts, pretty simple, maybe too simple on wheel mounting and some things. I DO see them at Portland, IN show and others some times.


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Posted December 24, 2013 - 02:14 PM

WOW, that is a neat little GT.

Thanks for the photos.



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 03:01 PM

I believe that's the first one I've seen,looks to be a stout machine,thanks for posting!



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Very nice tractor, Jamie.

 

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 06:27 PM

That's a great find!  thanks for all the pics!  Don't see those very often, glad to one still survives.......



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 07:06 PM

That's a neat tractor, for sure!



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Never seen one before but great find :thumbs:



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Posted December 25, 2013 - 09:57 AM

they are very cool would like to have one my own self. whoed have thought

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Posted December 25, 2013 - 07:37 PM

Congrats Jamie on finally getting it. I know you've been threatening

for a while. That's a solid looking ride.



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 06:16 PM

Thanks, Will.  It'll take some work to be sure, but it's good to finally have it in the shed.  I think I'm going to have to add Tigers to my list of garden tractors of which I'd love to have more.  They had a number of models, some of which look pretty sweet.






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