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#1 Dayton_King ONLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:05 AM

I got this tractor last year from Talntedmrgreen. I had intentions of restoration. I tore my Achilles 3 weeks before my health insurance kicked in and had to liquidate a bunch of tractors to pay for surgery. This is one that got sold. Well last week the guy that bought it from me called me up and said I will make you a package deal so I bought it back with a Simplicity 2110. Somewhere along its life someone switched out the bevel gear box. Something is screwy with it and I had to get an inch shorter belt for clutch to work. It had a nova ignition in it. I tore that out and put new coil, points, condenser and plug in and I have great spark. I soaked the carb for 2 days in lacquer thinner then glass beaded it and rebuilt it. Somewhere along the way the air breather got lost so I need a new one also the lift handle is missing I need one of those. I need to wire the entire tractor and find a gas tank. So yesterday I went threw the mower deck my spindles are fantastic, so I put new belts and installed her. I adjusted my pto belt and got everything good to go. This is the first time I have ever used a Simplicity built tractor for its intended purpose. What a joy to drive. It is light and nimble and had plenty of power. My only complaint is if there is any kind of moisture the wheels have no traction. My B10 I restored was pretty neat but the wards has a cool factor.

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:07 AM

I plan on a full restoration in the winter, so I want to mow with it all summer. What are the best mower deck blades for the wards?
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:16 AM

Sharp ones! :bigrofl:


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:19 AM

Great tractor for sure, I hope to find one of the SIM. Montgomery Wards Squire 10's to add to my M/W collection.
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:44 AM

The blades are shot in my opinion, the deck doesn't have a speck of rust anywhere, someone painted it brown though.

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM

I've seen worse blades. Maybe sharpen & balance them for summer use while you are looking for replacements?


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:19 AM

I will give it a shot. I will see what I can do to put an edge on it.

On the side note does this sound right for blades?

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:25 AM

I'd check what the distance is between the mounting holes.



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 11:42 AM

I like it !



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 12:12 PM

I think the older blades hold a better edge, so I keep an old extra set sharpened and ready to go on the deck.
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:40 PM

I'm shocked those Riverside tires aren't giving you a better performance. I have actually heard from some of the simplicity pullers that those Riverside tires make an amazing tread for added 'stock' traction. I always like the look of them and thought that made sense because of the open tread pattern that they have versus the Firestone Carlisle or Goodyear turfs that we're used to seeing on tractors this age. If anything those treads closely resemble the lug pattern on a snowmobile track up here in the snowy north. They have good bite without the aggressive touch of an AG but are open enough to prevent being packed full of dirt.

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 04:09 PM

That is gold color like early MM's used.  Does the Girl ride the tractor often?   Nice attachment! (naughty me!).  Would think Simple blades were easy to get, not??  Some say Simple tractors are best even mowing ones.  I've never owned one myself. I think I would have to make a foot platform on each side if I had one, seems that is missing on the older rigs, ha!



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 04:59 PM

This tractor is an absolute blast to drive, light and nimble and steers great. My daughter loves helping me in the garage. At 10 yrs she doesn't care what boys think yet. I will probably have her mow when she's a little taller.

I want to say the problem with the tires is not the design. It's that they are 50 yrs old and hard. I think if they where softer I would be good. I think another problem is I was doing some one wheel peel. I have to look at getting the diff working correctly.

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 06:31 PM

The two bolts that screw into the axle on the right side (sitting on tractor) loosen and retorque to 10 lb. That should help with the wheel slip.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:01 PM

Just went out and retorqued to 10 lbs I will test it out tomorrow. I am taking the blades to work and sharpen and balance them.

I am thinking about mufflers, it has a new pepper can on it and it's loud. Is the Nelson better? I had a Gravely muffler on a kohler and that we great. I am thinking about doing the same. I think stacks are great but I want a quiet muffler.




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