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#1 s78wingrider OFFLINE  

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Posted November 29, 2014 - 03:14 PM

New here, so not sure where to post this. I can buy one of these but not sure of trans condition. I want one to use in my gardens. Wanting to know what I may be up against if I would need a part. I can do a lot of stuff and have made parts before, but am limited to what I can make. Any info would be helpful. Thank You Aaron


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Posted November 29, 2014 - 03:27 PM

Welcome to GTT. I do not know anything about a Power Trac Rider. Wards did sell some very good tractors in the 50s thru 70s. If you can post some pics it would help. We have a Manuals Section that may help. You can download 3 for free per day. Most of the transmissions were standard off the shelf and parts are still available. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted November 29, 2014 - 03:28 PM

Welcome to the forum. That is the rider that was made out of the walk behind, right? If so, I'd think parts would be able to be found even if it meant buying a parts machine. The availability may depend on location though..



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Posted November 29, 2014 - 08:04 PM

I would love to have a Power Trac rider.  They are a neat hybrid of a classic Wards/Midland walk behind with the addition of a steerable "sulky" that is rigidly attached to the frame so it doesn't articulate like a standard sulky.  

 

Parts should be accessible.  Power Tracs and their brethren are pretty common, and there really isn't that much that can go seriously wrong. 

 

Does your prospective machine have a Wisconsin engine on it?

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 29, 2014 - 08:22 PM

if I understand this correctly, it should look something like this one.

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Posted November 29, 2014 - 10:51 PM

WELCOME to GTTalk!



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Posted November 30, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Thanks everyone! Hope to get it today, will take photo's. Going to ask friend i'm buying it from if he knows if person he got it from has anything else to it. Aaron



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Posted November 30, 2014 - 04:48 PM

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Posted November 30, 2014 - 07:54 PM

s78wingrider.  That is the Wards Power Trac made for them by Midland. If you look around you will probably find a Midland version of it. Wards also had Simplicity make walk behinds for them and they were sold as Wards Plow Trac tractors. Yours looks to be in very nice condition. You will be able to find many Midland and Simplicity attachments that will fit; some of which are; turning plow..snow plow..sicklebar mower..rotary mower..discs.. cultivators..brush saw etc. Good luck adding some to make your tractor very useful to you. Also, you need to switch the wheels side to side. You don't need traction in reverse. :D  :D ...Dave


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Yes, knew about tires, grew up on a farm. Put add on craigslist looking for attachments, history says there are 36? lol. Aaron



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Posted November 30, 2014 - 11:01 PM

I have one with a snow blade, reel mower and now a rotary mower. Nice, well built machines.
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Posted December 01, 2014 - 06:52 AM

I thought you were getting the rider? Did you get that attachment with it?


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 01:18 PM

ok im also confused on the 4 wheeled thing? By the looks of it , what you would gotten would have been a Chor-trac in a rider.



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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:19 AM

What you see is what I got, would love to see one of those sulky's in person, don't understand steering wheel at all. I could build something like it, would just like to find more info on it. Aaron


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Not finding these numbers from top of engine? Is it Wisconsin?   WMC-AKN-101880            239425  Thank You Aaron   :wallbanging:


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