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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Just loaded it up and on the way home. I've been after a sickle and tiller for my '64 Landlord and came across this tractor. Everything looks to be original except the front tires. The sickle is in great shape, and the bolt together deck and the tiller look good. I'll be cleaning this tractor up and I'll keep the attachments with it. The seller came way down on the price, so it was worth the 2 hour drive. More pics to come...

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 02:57 PM

Good looking M/W you got there and sickle bar to boot. Way to go Jeff. Congrats!!


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 02:58 PM

The sickle and mower deck tags have M.W. Part numbers on them. There are no tags on the tiller, and the tag on the seat pan is long gone. Looks like it's the original Briggs model 19 on it. I got it to fire and run for a few seconds, but the carb needs to be cleaned, so I'll have it running tomorrow.

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 03:03 PM

Thanks Jeff, it's in a bit better shape than I thought. The engine serial number, 646008 dates it to January 1962.
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Posted November 18, 2014 - 04:52 PM

Nice catch Jim, looks complete, sickle is a sweet find too, looks like the early ones.


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 04:53 PM

What a nice haul. Everything looks very good with a lot of paint still on. Congrats!


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 05:39 PM

I saw this Squire for sale about a month ago, but the price was a little steep for me. I noticed it was still for sale, so I decided to give the guy a call. He dropped the price, so it was worth picking up for just the sickle and the tiller attachments. It turns out that it's really worth keeping it together. The bevel gear box is pretty tight and there's not much slack in the drive train or the steering. I will have to change out the rubber driveshaft coupling at the engine since it's shot. All of the belts need replacing and some seals are seeping. Right off the bat, it will need a new seat and the grill straightened out a bit. I have the parts to fix the carb linkage, and luckily the original choke and throttle cables work. It won't take much to get this one back in shape.

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Great score on all that!


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 07:02 PM

That was a great one to grab.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Nice find!


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Gotta love those road trips. Glad it well for you.
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Posted November 18, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I'm finding alot of info on the Simplicity 700 and 725's, but there isn't alot of info online about these Squires. Does anyone know what year Montgomery Wards started offering the Simplicity made Squires?
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Posted November 19, 2014 - 07:18 PM

http://www.google.co...416529095406873


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