Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

New Member And New Tractor


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 cpg OFFLINE  

cpg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 57994
  • 244 Thanks
  • 147 posts
  • Location: Upper Peninsula MI

Posted May 27, 2014 - 08:59 AM

First of all want to say hello as I am new to the forum. I have a few big antique tractors and I now have five (soon to be more) antique garden tractors. The two latest ones I just picked up yesterday.

 

The one I can't find much about which is why I am in this forum section is a Montgomery Ward Powr Kraft.
 It has 4 inch tires, tiller steering, 4hp, and only forward and reverse. Seems to basically be a self-propelled mower with a seat! The blade is direct drive so it is off right now; got it running after I got it home last night and drove it around; runs pretty good and it is a hoot to drive; probably becuase I look hysterical on it!

 

Anyway; just seeing if anyone on here knows anything about the Powr-Kraft line. I only found a little info on the bigger tractors but nothing on these. It is the gold one in the pic. It has been restored and was just parked, I just had to get it going again. According to the briggs engine code it is a 1963; tractor might be 1964 since often the tractors are built a year after the engine.

 

Thanks

 

2014-05-26 14.31.54.jpg

 

2014-05-26 20.45.42.jpg


  • Alc, sacsr, boyscout862 and 1 other said thanks

#2 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted May 27, 2014 - 09:15 AM

Welcome to GTTalk.  That Monkey ward tractor sure is cute.  I can't help you with info on it but someone will be by that will be able to help.


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#3 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,669 Thanks
  • 17,196 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted May 27, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Welcome, Can you get some better pictures of the smaller mower?


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#4 TAHOE ONLINE  

TAHOE
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 6,476 Thanks
  • 4,937 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

Posted May 27, 2014 - 09:27 AM

Welcome to the forum!

neat little mowers.

 

At least you started off on right foot...we all love pictures!!! :smilewink:

 

Let's see some of your big boys too!


  • TheFarm2004 and boyscout862 have said thanks

#5 panzersarebest OFFLINE  

panzersarebest
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 36584
  • 523 Thanks
  • 407 posts
  • Location: Apple Creek, Ohio

Posted May 27, 2014 - 09:39 AM

:welcometogttalk:



#6 boyscout862 ONLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,743 Thanks
  • 7,515 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted May 27, 2014 - 09:41 AM

Welcome to GTT. Those are nice little tractors. Checkout our Manuals Section for Manuals and brouchures. Good Luck, Rick



#7 cpg OFFLINE  

cpg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 57994
  • 244 Thanks
  • 147 posts
  • Location: Upper Peninsula MI

Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:15 AM

I will check that section out for brochures, thanks. That is the picture I took when I got them home; I will take some more specific pics of it tonight when I get home so you can see the detail a little better.

 

As requested here is a pic of my bigger toy; 1947 Farmall Super A Industrial. As you can see I use it for snow removal. I also have a 1944 Allis Chalmers B that I can't find a pic of right now; it hasn't migrated to my new house yet but when I get it here I will share a pic.

 

2012-11-24 12.09.38.jpg

 

 

 

 


  • sacsr said thank you

#8 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Those little sit on riders were popular in the 60s before the market switched over to tractor style mowers.



#9 crittersf1 OFFLINE  

crittersf1

    GT Lunatic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 26142
  • 4,167 Thanks
  • 5,759 posts
  • Location: Newport, N.C.

Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:33 AM

:welcometogttalk:



#10 TomLGT195 ONLINE  

TomLGT195
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 29432
  • 2,795 Thanks
  • 2,193 posts
  • Location: Southern New Hampshire

Posted May 27, 2014 - 03:05 PM

:welcometogttalk:

nice looking tractors 


Edited by TomLGT195, May 27, 2014 - 03:05 PM.


#11 cpg OFFLINE  

cpg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 57994
  • 244 Thanks
  • 147 posts
  • Location: Upper Peninsula MI

Posted May 27, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Here are some more pics I took tonight. It will run and go but only with the choke on and I have to put my hand over the intake to choke it more to get it going cold. My guess is being a diaphragm carb it is a little messed up and running lean; had the issue before. Problem is that from what I can find these carb parts are discontinued. Does anyone know where to find them? Anyone here have a tip for making diaphragms for old discontinued carbs?

 

Briggs model and type: 100902 0136 01

 

Thanks

 

2014-05-27 20.37.04.jpg

 

2014-05-27 20.37.15.jpg

 

2014-05-27 20.37.24.jpg

 

2014-05-27 20.37.34.jpg



#12 cpg OFFLINE  

cpg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 57994
  • 244 Thanks
  • 147 posts
  • Location: Upper Peninsula MI

Posted May 27, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Nevermind the question about finding carb parts. When I looked up the parts diagram I looked at the part number for the entire carb assembly thinking it was a rebuild kit. Just had to look up the numbers for the diaphragms and gaskets and got some ordered so I can hopefully get it running this weekend. Enjoy the pics and thanks for any info. I will update when I get it running better.



#13 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,669 Thanks
  • 17,196 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted May 27, 2014 - 09:32 PM

I think that little mower is a Bolens Suburban 24 and Not a Montgomery wards.

The handle bars,front grille and transmission are a dead giveaway its Bolens



#14 cpg OFFLINE  

cpg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 57994
  • 244 Thanks
  • 147 posts
  • Location: Upper Peninsula MI

Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:50 AM

I was unaware Bolens made anything like this but looking up pictures you are right it does look just like them. If you look at the picture of the recoil; the MW logo is in the white area and its a Powr Kraft which I understand to be a Montgomery Ward tool line. My guess is that either they contracted Bolens and sold it under their Powr Kraft line like a lot of manufacturers did or it is a Bolens that had an engine swap at one point. Definitlely throws a new twist in things; I will have to look around the tractor for a plate; just didn't find one and went by engine markings. Thanks for the insight.


  • MH81 said thank you

#15 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,206 Thanks
  • 28,581 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:54 AM

Nice little rider. Congrats on the new wheels!




Top