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1974 Wards 16 Variable With Composter

1974 composter variable speed rear disharge sleeve hitch

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#16 redryda OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 11:09 AM

That thing looks great.  I wish my two MW 16s looked that good.  Word of caution, take the variable speed apart and lubricate it.  That is the Achilles heel of these, the variable speed has no easy way to lube it and it wears out.  I have regular pulleys on both of mine because the variable speed wore out.

Thanks for the advice!, its seems to sorta work when driving it...I havent checked on how exatly it works but hopefully its been lubed at some point.  Everything else is with fresh grease on all zerks and good pride of ownership.  The aucioneer said old timer mowed with it until recently, so I think its a one owner machine.  I thought I would like the rear discharge, but it doesn quite mulch like the swedish mowers...and its a little big for my 1 acre!!  If I keep telling the wife they look cool, I may have to build a pole shed...



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 09:38 PM

redryda:

Your rig is absolutely beautiful. I have a MW (1973) with hydraulic lift that used to look like yours.  Mine happens to be missing the brake band and maybe some of the linkage. Would you be so kind as to take a photo of your brake band assembly for me? If I can get that, then maybe I can get my brakes working. I am not sure what all I am missing, but the pics should do the job. Thanks.



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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:25 PM

I am the new owner of the Montgomery Ward tractor that's on the first post. I bought it around the middle of September. It's a really nice unit and it's been very well maintained over the years. We have two other ones as well.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:10 AM

Welcome to the forum, neighbor.

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Welcome to the forum, neighbor.

Thanks Cat385B! Is it safe to assume you're an excavator operator? Where are you at? I'm in Big Lake.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 10:19 PM

In between Big Lake and Zimmerman, on the north end of CR 15.

Yep, I'm a heavy equipment operator for Bolander out of St. Paul.

Have you tried out the composter yet?

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:07 PM

In between Big Lake and Zimmerman, on the north end of CR 15.

Yep, I'm a heavy equipment operator for Bolander out of St. Paul.

Have you tried out the composter yet?

 

Cool. I work for Caterpillar Paving in Brooklyn Park.

 

Yeah, I put the composter on and I ran some smaller sticks and some up to 2 1/2" through it. The composter chewed it up pretty easily and I was impressed on how it worked.


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