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#301 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2016 - 09:38 PM

Been working on this Planet jr project off and on most of the winter. I have the tractor rebuilt and repowered with a modern briggs engine. I've also been building attachments to fit it, like a 300A seeder, adapting a DB fert attachment to the front, and recreating a new orginial attachment, the wire weeder, and yes this tractor sitting in my living room, where I can tinker and not have to heat the shop. This unit is going into the garden as a full working tractor.

 

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Posted March 28, 2016 - 09:56 PM

I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks it is okay to have machinery and parts in the house. (I store my NOS chrome Bolens hubcaps in the china cabinet.)
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Posted April 06, 2016 - 06:46 PM

Bought this 1948 Waterbury-built Wards last July.  This pic was posted back then, so many of you have seen it before.

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The tractor is pretty rough.   I just wanted the tires for my much nicer Waterbury.  Had the Clinton engine running last winter.  Runs great but has a knock.  Its not original to the tractor.

At work we have a MEGA-high-dollar John Deere Steam cleaner/pressure washer.  Needed to steam some of the crud off my pickup tranny while I have it out for clutch replacement so I took these wheels to work today also.  The wheels had two different colors of rattle-can paint all over. Even on the sidewalls of the tires.  It was slow like sandblasting but most of the paint came off.  Even removed some of the factory wheel paint.  When they dried I could see I didn't get near all the dirt off the tires but they are much better than they were. 

After work I took a hand held wire brush to the tires to remove more of the paint the washer missed and it made the tires shine.  They are dry in the pic with no rubber dressing.  Tires are not great but they are decent, very usable, and hold air.   Total investment for complete tractor, engine, and tires,  $15. 

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 08:39 AM

Those tires are non-existent now days


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Posted May 15, 2016 - 09:38 PM

I'll give this thread a little bump with one of mine. This is a Merry Garden Auto Cultivator built in Cleveland, Ohio by The Atlantic Machine & Mfg Co. in the 1920s. It has a water-cooled Evinrude two cycle engine with a chain drive Bosch magneto.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 05:26 AM

That's another one I never saw !!  Great looking machine ,  do you have any other threads here about it ?   



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Posted May 16, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Oh what the heck,I will post the simplicity I just bought,I gave $12.50 for it at an auction.Currently it is the only walk behind I have.As I looked at all the others on here I remembered how much I like them,I used to own 3 david bradleys and a jari sickle bar mower but sold all of them to a collector by chicago many years ago.I was gonna get it running correctly then sell it ,Turn a quick buck,,,,,,,,,Now I dont think so.I think I may have to expand my collection

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 11:54 PM

I'll give this thread a little bump with one of mine. This is a Merry Garden Auto Cultivator built in Cleveland, Ohio by The Atlantic Machine & Mfg Co. in the 1920s. It has a water-cooled Evinrude two cycle engine with a chain drive Bosch magneto.



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Posted May 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM

That is more than bump, probably has the boat motor primer cups too, very nice
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Posted May 22, 2016 - 12:51 AM

brought in a couple more this weekend, one is a Springfield with a Clinton, the other turns out to be a Waterbury, model H missing it engine, but not altered and has nice knobby tires.

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 05:39 AM

On the Springfield it looks like there's a plate welded on the bottom of the plow do you know if that was factory or maybe someone put it on there to help keep the furrow flat at the bottom ?

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 10:12 AM

I must have left the back of the truck to empty as another one has appeared in it. Ive been looking for several yrs but they always wanted $100 or more for these running or not and I couldn't see it. This was only $20, and that my kind of tractor.

 

 

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Posted June 05, 2016 - 04:50 PM

$20, I would say quite a bargain with those attachments and I assume the right motor.


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Posted June 05, 2016 - 07:20 PM

$20, I would say quite a bargain with those attachments and I assume the right motor.

well the attachment sort of fit, but also don't really fit, os ill have sort that out, later. I didn't even fool with the engine, swapped it for a  2hp briggs that I knew was rebuilt yr or so back, its got a little fuel issue but im sure it will come out of that. Going to be working this one soon as I can get it running and digging.



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Posted June 17, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Another new to me item today. Through a little dealing and some luck 1964Deere happened to be getting married this weekend near me and brought over this Planet Jr..Planetiller. These are not  a tractor, nor are they a roto tiller, but a power rotary cultivator. I got it home and found it to leak gas out of about every orifice, had a few loose and missing items, but managed to get it out for a test run tonite, where all things considered it did fairly well at cutting off the weeds about an inch below the surface. It going to need some carb work and a couple of other minor repairs to be a full time machine.  The machine cuts 10" wide, has a 6B briggs engine,/recoil starting, a big plus. There is no power to the wheels, the tings pull it along.  

 

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