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#1 Columbia236 ONLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 07:47 AM

I was looking for a carb. kit for another project and found this Wards tractor on a web site from someone in Maryland.It has had some paint touch up but the original decals are still on it.The Wisconsin ABS engine dated it to 1942.Removing the hood requires unbolting it it`s amazing that after all these years it didn`t get scrapped.The thing I thought really cool was the flat belt drive.After clening the fuel system and fix the throttle cable it runs.I have never seen one of these close up only in pictures,does anyone else here have one,I am curious about the serial number W3-973. Thanks Chuck

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 01:16 PM

That is so very cool! Put ag tires on it and it would probably pull the barn down.
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Posted April 12, 2014 - 01:58 PM

I have one without hood [jealous!!!] and without engine. 

Mine has a sickle mower and original ag lug tires. 

You have a VERY NICE find!!!!!

 

Couldn't find a serial # on mine. 


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 07:19 PM

From 1941 MW catalog

 

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 07:58 PM

The serial number is on a tag at the rear of the hood,Thanks all  Chuck


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:23 AM

If did plow an acre and a half or cultivator 10 acres a day how many Miles would a man have to walk ?? It would unbelievable under the hot sun with no shade and bugs even if you had a canteen over your shoulder it would have been a very long hard day. My hat is off to the old timers who did this,thanks for the advert just priceless. Cheers Mike


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Beautiful piece. :dancingbanana:
Can't believe how well it's preserved.
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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:14 PM

That is the most original one I have seen anywhere. Thankfully it's in good hands to preserve it for the future. :thumbs:


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:54 PM

As mine doesn't have the engine or hood [with serial tag] there is no way to know if I have the Wards version or the Simplicity version. 

Simplicity models used a Briggs engine.  Not sure if the Wisconsin and Briggs had the same mounting holes so that could help identify which model it is.  Problem is there appears to have been several engines on this one and many holes have been drilled in the engine mounting plate. 

http://www.simplicit...icity/1943.html


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Posted April 14, 2014 - 04:43 AM

Great find! A very cool looking tractor.


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Posted April 14, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for the link,Kris I carried that plow upstairs in my barn,no wonder my back hurt (147 LBS.) I can get mount hole deminesions if you want Chuck 


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