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#211 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 05:47 AM

I can't believe how nice that Wards tractor is :thumbs:  :thumbs:    In that condition I would just clean it with WD40/motor oil  mix just to keep it looking that good


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Hello everyone, I'm new to GTTALK my name is Dave...

 

I found your website trying to find information on a one wheeled tractor I just bought 5-31-15.  It has a model #EDK2100A87 MFG BY EDKO MFG. INC.

 

Serial #115607 ..... Western Auto... Wizard Power Cultivator.....

 

It is red and white, light rust, a little weathered, all decals/parts seem intact, runs great.....in fact it will pull like crazy with the throttle open.....appears to have a newer 5hp B&S engine with gear reduction.....

 

Will post pictures when I figure out how.....Cell phone/computer illiterate...

 

Does anyone have a manual, guess at date of manufacture, suggestions on implements, I would like to make a riding sulky for it, any and all tips/replies are appreciated.....Best place to buy parts.....maintenance recommendations.....

 

Thanks,

Dave


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Ill put one up today. This is my I believe 1937 wards one wheeled tractor. All original. Someone added an extra hitch. Just unbolts. Has the original cultivators, and original tire. Can still read the decal on the fender.

 

Thanks for the close shot of the paint and decal.  I was in need of that for the redo on my Culit-Mower.  Is your serial # 3 digits or 4?  Mine is ser# 3334.

 

That is an exceptional find.  I'll be looking at a couple Simplicity A's on Saturday...


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:40 PM

I can't believe how nice that Wards tractor is :thumbs:  :thumbs:    In that condition I would just clean it with WD40/motor oil  mix just to keep it looking that good

 

I agree!  

 

Does the Lauson run?  What serial # is on the engine...I'm dying of curiousity. Here is mine:

 

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 01:44 AM

What was the thought process behind single wheeled ones? I mean 2 at least makes sense..a onewheeler seems like alot of arm work.
Unless was a cost thing?

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 05:37 AM

Just mounted the cordwood saw on the David Bradley Super Power last night and thought I would post it here for the walk behind of the day Here's the link of the work done on the weed cutter and saw

 

 

 

 

http://gardentractor...7-cordwood-saw/

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 06:15 AM

What was the thought process behind single wheeled ones? I mean 2 at least makes sense..a onewheeler seems like alot of arm work.
Unless was a cost thing?

I think one of the biggest reasons were that they could go between the rows instead of straddling them.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 04:40 PM

I would say lack of ground clearance is the first thing that stops you from using any GT. If you can get over it, then your down to the hoe pretty quick. If you can get between your stuff, you can also plant closer together and get more use out of the land.

 

Obviously, it would be cheaper to make a single wheeled tractor and there were several different models out there to choose from during the 40-60's.  I'm sure I wouldn't like the tripping over thing that had to be a part of owning one, but if it was all you could afford, then that what you used.

 

I can think of these, im sure there are more  single wheeled ones out there.

Rotoette

Wards/Simplicity

Choremaster

Bolens

Edko

Jr Chief

 

there were also some single track ones, but I cant think of the names right now. Help us out here guys.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Endless tread, Erwin, Shellor, and Gray were all built by guys with a one track mind.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 07:47 PM

there were some others like Suburbanite, Sprywheel, Kincade, Unitractor, George,  that I didn't include as most were really old and kind of fit into a different group than just having a single wheel.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 08:09 PM

It all started with a push hoe and a push hoe didn't have 2 wheels.


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 08:53 PM

well most of don't, my 1890's McGee wheel hoe was one of the few that only came with two.

 

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Posted June 05, 2015 - 10:03 PM

well most of don't, my 1890's McGee wheel hoe was one of the few that only came with two.
 
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where does the engine go?
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Posted June 05, 2015 - 10:08 PM

where does the engine go?

in the seat of my pants, lol


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 10:13 PM

in the seat of my pants, lol

must be a gas job.
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