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Posted April 25, 2015 - 12:01 PM

lets see if this works. I don't have luck with this computer crap

http://chicago.craig...4995594283.html


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 12:38 PM

That is pretty neat. Congrats on figuring out the copying. It took me a few tries too. Good Luck, Rick

 

I copied the pic:

 

1950s rear tine tiller - $200 (in my garage)

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Early 50s, "Milwaukee Equipment" brand, rear tine tiller. Looks very much like the predecessor to the Troy Bilt.
From what I have found out online, Milwaukee Equipment was bought out by Bolens later in the 1950s.
It has a 3HP Clinton cast iron engine that starts real easy! and I was surprised by the power this little engine has! It will bog down to where you're "sure" it will kill/ but no, it chugs right along and powers through (unless it finds a root) It has a very simple design to it.
Yes it runs, I used it last weekend in my own yard to break up some old crust where my lawn had died out and replanted grass seed. Shown in pix.
When you engage the ground especially the 1st pass over sod/hard ground, HANG ON! or you will go for a ride!
after that 1st pass, it is just like a Troy Bilt to handle, yes I did so with one hand! This is NOT your modern, store bought, outsourced machine!
It is a very narrow tiller, only about 16" wide, great for between rows of your garden.
Use or display. I am surprised as to the condition of even the original decals. It has minor surface rust in a few spots but most of the original paint is still intact!

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Posted April 25, 2015 - 12:41 PM

If that was close I would buy it in a heart beat! :( I have the smaller front tine version, it also has the 3 hp Clinton


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 12:51 PM

I have the same thing, but it has a Wisc. ABN.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:02 PM

I had more pix  (1st time taking pix on a "smart" phone)  had to have help from my son to get them to my computer to then transfer to CL ad; I thought he'd sent more of them to the computer. I have one of the Lovejoy, the ID plate on the engine, front, back (operator position)  on the phone yet.... usually I use my "digital" camera and pop the memory cad into the computer and transfer them that way.

 

That 2nd pic of the side view of the tiller? I had just tilled that ground you see in the background before I took the pix. and yes I went for a ride with it,  when I made the 1st pass to break the crust .  I started doing the job with a borrowed Ariens  whose carb decided to puke gas all over the place so I figured "what the heck, I'll try that old machine I have taking up space..." I was very surprised at just how capable that machine is!  the only downfall is the narrowness, it wanted to lay over in the just-done row or pull itself down into that area so I wound up leaving a 1-2" wide untilled strip between rows which I caught on the 2nd pass and then the tiller didn't even know that untilled strip was there....


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:03 PM

If that was close I would buy it in a heart beat! :( I have the smaller front tine version, it also has the 3 hp Clinton

smaller? this thing is smaller (narrower) than a Troy Bilt pony!



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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:11 PM

smaller? this thing is smaller (narrower) than a Troy Bilt pony!

it is the same tine width, just mine is a front tine with no drive wheels. I did see they sold attachments for mine back in the day, one was a wheel kit that you remove the tines and install the wheels to make it into a two wheel tractor.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:14 PM

hey Chris there's always the GT Talk Member express, or else Fastenal!!!!!


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:19 PM

hey Chris there's always the GT Talk Member express, or else Fastenal!!!!!

LOL!!!  just a minute ago I finished a deal with another member in Virginia, I have a 16hp briggs being shipped through Fastenal, First time using their service.



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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:28 PM

so far  1 response from CL, a guy said "I'm cheap" on that price, I'd get it "no problem"  he had sent it to a son in law just across the Indiana line from here to see if he'd come look...I honestly wasn't sure where I oughtta value it at...


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:48 PM

I also have a 2nd tiller listed, a 1990-ish Sears 5hp/24" front time  that I just put an NOS 80s briggs engine onto, lets see if that "link transfer" thing works again... I hate computers, prefer mechanical things/http://chicago.craig...4995550887.html

OK I'll probably forget how that works by the next time I need to do it....

 

 


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:45 PM

ok, my "2nd tiller" listed in my last post above this one is now gone but I still have the Milwaukee


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Posted May 16, 2015 - 02:13 PM

just left my garage headed for somehwere around Ottawa IL






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