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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:54 AM

As I mentioned in another thread, I picked up a Waterloo 30 on Wednesday.  Jtrojek helped me get it from the PO.  It is in rough shape, but at least it exists.  

 

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I was impressed that someone bothered to re-manufacture one of the ratchet hubs, complete with the locking teeth.

 

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I had always thought the 40 was just the 30 with a more powerful engine.  That doesn't seem to be the case for two reasons, one of which I will get to later.  The first reason is that the 40 uses an idler pulley as a clutching system to engage the drive wheels.  The 30 rotated the entire gearbox to tension the drive belt. One of the main problems with this 30 is that the drive engagement mechanism has been replaced.  Does anyone have a walk behind with a similar mechanism?  Maybe a Simplicity?

 

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The second problem is that the long plow hanger arm has been snapped & repaired.  I would like to replace it.  If someone has a spare, or has one they can take measurements from, that would be great. 

 

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Another none-standard, but funny, repair is that they welded an axe head on to replace the plow point.

 

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The second reason I now doubt that the 40 is simply a re-powered 30 is that popped up on Thursday night.  It has an ABN, just like the 40.

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:13 AM

I would leave the axe head thing on the plow. It was common at one time for a smith to add a piece on to the point of a worn plow, don't remember any one using an ax, but its a good looking repair.



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Posted April 20, 2014 - 09:22 AM

The one on this wards made by midland is close to the same but operates on the other side of tractor

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Further update:  I have been emailing the owner of the second 30 I mentioned above.  The engine appears to be a factory replacement engine, not the original.  






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