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#1 mjmccoy64 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Can anyone tell me about this little gem I picked up????

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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:30 PM

Welcome to GTTalk !!   Nice tractor you picked up :thumbs:


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Welcome to GTT.

Sorry, I can't shed any light on your find.

Sure looks interesting.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:46 PM

Welcome to the forum!  I think there is a guy in my area who has one, I seem to remember him mentioning an Edko Wizard.

 

Here's something on Edko two wheelers:

 

http://www.mytractor...ad.php?t=106642

http://gardentractor...w-to-the-group/

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:51 PM

Welcome to the group. Your tractor was built by Edco for Western Auto, most likey in the mid 1970's. They built them under several different names such as Plow Hoss. The company was bought out by Areins about 1980, and this style of tractor was sold to a company in MS and is still being sold, but  I don't remember the current name. Yours looks pretty good and original, I wouldn't  do anything more to it than I had to, to keep it that way.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Welcome to the forum!  I think there is a guy in my area who has one, I seem to remember him mentioning an Edko Wizard.

 

Here's something on Edko two wheelers:

 

http://www.mytractor...ad.php?t=106642

http://gardentractor...w-to-the-group/

 

Ben W.

Ben, your first link is not an Edco tractor but is a Bolens 12BB. There have been several different Wizard tractors built over the yrs for Western Auto. Mostly they would buy a model that was outdated by the original manufacturer.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Ben, your first link is not an Edco tractor but is a Bolens 12BB. There have been several different Wizard tractors built over the yrs for Western Auto. Mostly they would buy a model that was outdated by the original manufacturer.

 

So Wizard then was Western Auto's brand name, not Edko?

 

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Posted March 03, 2014 - 11:09 PM

yes thats exactly correct. a Wizard tractor could have been a Bolens, or a Gilson, or an Edco, and im sure there are more out there that I don't know of. The wizard brand was used for yrs by Western Auto, right up till there end of business. I think I've seen it on walk behind tillers, push mowers and things like that also, but since I don't collect any of that I didn't keep track of it. The coolest wizard machine I can think of is the one Built from a Ride o matic, during the 50's. My Wizard walker was a 12bb tractor without the hood and fuel tank. My tractor appears to be built 2 yrs after Bolens stopped making this model, so would assume it was made of left over parts, and sold at a bargain to deplete them. Don't really know the Edco part for this, as they were only in business in the 1970's. It looks like they were building both names and maybe a couple of others. The early tractors had smaller engines than the later ones, so it could be the lower powered ones were the Wizard model.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 06:56 AM

021.jpg Look familiar?


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 07:00 AM

Welcome to GT Talk, that's a nice walk behind you got there.

Looks like you are in good hands, enjoy the fourm :thumbs:


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 07:02 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. That's a good looking survivor you have there. I remember Western Auto stores, but can't offer anymore info on your machine. Have you had it running yet?


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Thanks, for all the comments. Found a PDF online for it. Haven't got to work on it yet. Hoping to this weekend.


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 05:49 AM

Please keep us up to date when you find time to work on it.

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Hello, I am restoring one of these.  I have a 50 year old Plow Hoss with a 3 hp motor that I currently use with my Lawn and Garden business to help me with planting vegetable gardens for customers.  I also have a 50 year Wizard Power Cultivator that came with a 5 hp motor but my Son rebuilt the motor so it is actually an 8 hp motor now.  I am still getting the frame ready for paint and will put a new chain and belt on it before putting it back into action.  Once done I will be restoring my Plow Hoss as well.  They are really cool machines and do help alot when preparing and maintaining a garden, my garden is 1/2 acre and this machine does a great job.  I hope you are enjoying yours.







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