boy that's a shame, the 16" wheels were special to this tractor.
Walk behind of the day
Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:04 PM
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Posted March 12, 2015 - 03:04 PM
Couple of derelicts from the scrap pile out back.
One the left is a Midland made Wards. Not much hope for this one but it does have the reverse.
On the right is a Simplicity made Wards with a tranny. I keep a galvanized wash tub over the engine but the cows knocked it off and now the engine is locked. Wrong engine anyhow but it was probably good.
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 06:40 PM
My buddy has one of those. There are no markings on it anywhere so its identity is a mistery. Tried to buy it from him many times but he refused to sell. He finally told me he got it from his father-N-law, now deceased, and will never sell it.
I quit asking about that one.
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Posted March 13, 2015 - 09:11 PM
More from the bone pile. These Bolens have a somewhat funny story - due to my ignorance.
Back in 2012 I had to move a bunch of tractors from skid row because of what I thought was a ground hog problem. The problem turned out to be badgers.
Took this picture - and a few others while the machines were out in the open. With GTT's then-new "scrap yard" category I posted these for free. Got a couple of nibbles but those interested were too far away and interest soon died out. Not long after that, a then co-worker wanted a father/son project to play with. He wanted a four wheeler but had no funds so I offered these Bolens to him without charge and he came and took them away. Saying he had a good running engine that would bolt up, he seemed pleased. He was going to build a two seat cart for the two of them to ride around on.
THE NEXT DAY I realized I had the engine for the Bolens in the front of the picture. When I got this tractor the engine was lightly siezed and after getting it running I had removed the engine and put it in the shed so it wouldn't lock up again, leaving the tractor itself outside. The original Briggs has one of those neat air filter relocator horns like the David Bradley 2 wheelers had that puts the oil bath on top of the engine.
That summer he and his wife got the big "D" and he had to move out. He called me saying his soon to be ex-wife wanted the tractors out of the yard and that I should go get them.
I jumped at the chance as I wanted to keep the engine with its tractor.
Edited by Gtractor, March 13, 2015 - 09:19 PM.
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Posted March 14, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Today's walk behind is a Simpson's Supremacy 15. It was made by the Waterloo Manufacturing Company Limited, and sold by Simpson's department stores through their catalog until around the time that Simpson's merged with Sears. It still has the original 2.0 hp Clinton (B704AOA), same engine as a Waterloo 20, but it has flat bar handles instead of the tubular handlebars. It also does not have the X bracing between the handles. The SN puts it somewhere around 1951 or 1952.
Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, March 14, 2015 - 12:42 PM.
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:46 AM
Well this tractor is not mine and I don,t know the owner so I can,t give credit but I took the picture in 1987 at the Milton Steam Show. They don,t make them like that any more ....
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:19 AM
Who needs a foundry when we have trees.
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Posted March 16, 2015 - 10:18 PM
Got my 1925 Bolens D out for a couple of pics since it was nice out. It runs but needs to be finished up. Another one of these days projects.
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Posted March 17, 2015 - 05:21 AM
Nate your tractor looks just fine the way it is to me !!! On the RH side there's a large shaft behind the belt pulley is that for another pulley ?
Posted March 17, 2015 - 06:45 AM
On the RH side there's a large shaft behind the belt pulley is that for another pulley ?
That's the clutch, Al. There s one on each side for steering the tractor.
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Posted March 17, 2015 - 07:12 AM
This David Bradley (in the foreground) was bought new by my dad. He's been gone many years,
and when Mom sold the farm and moved to assisted living, I found it in the corner of the barn
where it had sat rusting away for a couple decades.
I found some tires for it, fixed it up, got it running and took it to the retirement home where
mom lived. The look on her face as she looked out and saw it was priceless.
Just recently , I found a ledger that Dad kept, he recorded paying $238.27
for it in Jan 1952
Edited by WHdbJD, March 17, 2015 - 07:13 AM.
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Posted March 18, 2015 - 03:06 PM
Ya'll keep coming up with the neatest stuff!