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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2011 - 12:10 AM

A friend of mine's son has this machine & was wondering what it is. It says "Wildcat" on it, but other than that I don't think it has any markings. It has an open differential and the rear end adjusts up & down to raise and lower the (missing) deck.

His son is just getting started with this & was wondering if anyone here could scare up a little info.

Thanks guys - Alan

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Posted January 05, 2011 - 05:36 AM

Seems to me I have seen something some like that,I'll have to do some thinking..........I guess I better change the batteries in the smoke detector. LOL

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Posted January 05, 2011 - 06:45 AM

I don't have any idea what it is but it is neet looking little tractor.

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Posted January 05, 2011 - 09:15 PM

I don't know if this is the same "wildcat" tractor that you friends' son has, but check this out click here Possibly one in the background of the second photo?
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Posted January 05, 2011 - 09:50 PM

I don't know if this is the same "wildcat" tractor that you friends' son has, but check this out click here Possibly one in the background of the second photo?


It may be, but the picture doesn't show the front axle & I can't tell... hmmm.
I've never seen a cast axle on one so small.

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Posted January 06, 2011 - 05:43 AM

After looking things over it sort of looks like a Penncraft mower made by MTD.....
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Posted January 06, 2011 - 05:21 PM

After looking things over it sort of looks like a Penncraft mower made by MTD.....


I passed the info on to my friend & he found a picture of an older Penncraft. It had that same front axle, tranny & engine! The only thing that looked very different was the rear end & I'm sure that varied by year. Thanks Guys!

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Posted January 06, 2011 - 07:52 PM

I knew it was a Penncraft all along! :smilewink: ...........I had NO clue!

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Posted January 06, 2011 - 08:47 PM

I knew it was a Penncraft all along! :smilewink: ...........I had NO clue!


I Always read the fine print LOL

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 11:33 PM

More to come...

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 07:10 AM

And here you had me thinking you had Scooby Doo's van.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 07:22 AM

More to come...



I would hope so.:D:D

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 09:16 AM

Ok, this will be one of those good news / bad news posts.
The bad news. Last fall the engine wouldn't start, so the youngster took it off & started hacking the frame to put in a bigger one. that's as far as he got. Parts all over. Now they are moving.

The good news.
The Dad called and said they are moving and cleaning up. I managed to get over there and save most of it from the dumpster. A few of the smaller pieces may have gone in, as I can't find them. I was also able to save some other stuff, mainly freed up vertical shaft engines, 50% of a Garden Mark Tiller, and about 25% of an old snow blower.
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IDK when I'll get to it if ever, but at least it didn't go in for recycling. I will try to take more pics as I unload.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 09:33 AM

Well, that looks like a jigsaw puzzle.
Is there a 4HP vertical B&S 1967 vintage in that pile?

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 09:58 AM

The closeup pic of the brigs is actually a horizontal on that snow blower. Gear case and all. Weird, cause I typed in the model # and google says vertical. in the bottom of the trailer is a small (3-4) vert shaft with a pulley on it. Unremarkable, except it says Huffy on it. Off a go cart maybe?




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