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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2014 - 08:41 AM

Well resent threads have got me thinking. What is the biggest American made two wheel walk behind tractor. It looks like the big bolens might be. Any opinions? I know like the Moline tractor or the indianas could be consider two wheelers but im talking garden tractors.


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 10:26 AM

That might depend on what you mean by the biggest such as weight or size.


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 10:53 AM

well it might be this one ..................

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Posted April 10, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Wasn't there a big Ariens 2 wheeler that had a 2cylinder Wisconsin or Continental motor on it. I seem to remember a topic on that a couple of years back. I may have the make wrong but I remember it being huge. 


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 09:30 AM

As far as I know, Ariens only built rear tine tillers. There is one with an inline 4 cyl Wisconsin. It's long but only uses 16" wheels. As far as biggest, I'd say either the Bolens, the team-trac/Simplicity C or the big Handiman with the 2 speed gearbox. Standard twin, Viking, and Shaw all used 18" rubber but the tractors themselves weren't that beafy looking. Shaw also used 22" rubber on some of the walkers but with the same tractor as the 18s. A centaur F was strictly a walker when you used the plow and it's a monster with the 5 HP New Way engine.
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Posted April 11, 2014 - 09:57 AM

In a VGTOA newsletter, there was an article about a "kit/plans" for a homebuilt walkbehind that used a Ford Model T or A running gear. Still retained the radiator and front sheetmetal.

Not a factory built but that sure looked big.

 

Planet Jr. made a pretty large tractor with a big Toro engine.


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 03:27 PM

Just got a vinyl card from fella with Speedex pix/ads on it. There is some petty big wheeled ones on it. I can scan it, but now sure how well it will show with all the little ads. I don't know how to cut and blow-up the parts of it, sorry!  I'll work on that tonight. OK, gonna try and see what goes with downloads. I didn't notice on back side of the ads is more. Pix from shows I guess?  I also had some from neat bigger S-32 Spdx and putting those on the other forum.

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 08:43 PM

I think Lauber wins with his homebuilt but I can't tell from the pic if it has an "American" engine....Dave


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 02:32 AM

yep its a 9hp briggs Vangaurd, with 11.2 x 24 tires.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:14 AM

How about a Utilitor with the Novo water cooled engine?This is a one cylinder model there is also a two cylinder model

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:50 AM

The 5hp Simplicity model became the early C.

These were supplied to the BMB in the UK until the start of WWII. They sure had some huge tires on them over there. Do a search for Hoe-Mate and Plow-Mate.

 

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:12 AM

The 5hp Simplicity model became the early C.

These were supplied to the BMB in the UK until the start of WWII. They sure had some huge tires on them over there. Do a search for Hoe-Mate and Plow-Mate.

 

Garry

Garry, Simplicity had a bigger one than the Plow-Trac. It was powered by a big Wisconsin engine. Wards sold it as the Team-Trac. It had the same hood. Do you remember which model it was?


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 02:05 PM

1940 Team-Trac

Used 8hp AH Wisconsin engine

Steel wheels 32" x 3" with total shipping weight 1060 lbs.

Rubber was 34" tall using 6.00-22 tires with total shipping weight 1065 lbs.

Rear rubber was 26" tall using 4.00-18 tires

Overall length 89"

Width 42"

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 12:49 PM

well it might be this one ..................

Now that's a pretty darn big   . . . . . .        Christmas wreath.






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