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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2015 - 05:37 PM

Here is a pair of Universal garden tractors I just picked up, made in Hamilton, Ontario. The pair also came with a parts machine that just happens to have the parts needed to complete the tractor with the single front wheel. The engine on that one is seized. I'll see if I can unstick it. I don't know if they're different models or if one is just older than the other, but the one that's painted up with the two front wheels has a solid cast rear wheel with a slightly smaller fender than the other. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but you don't see them too often.

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Posted May 26, 2015 - 06:05 PM

They are very neat, would work good inbetween my potatoe plants. Noel.
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Posted May 26, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Great to see the 6R still working. Well built engine with a well built gear reduction and housing.

 

Interesting set up, reminds me of Simplicity in a way.


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Posted May 26, 2015 - 08:44 PM

real cool, a his and her pair.


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Posted May 27, 2015 - 07:28 AM

Here I sat all weekend with my ear to the north listening for the thump, thump, thump of a Beeman and you're out dragging home more tractors.  :wallbanging:  Looks good.  :thumbs:  :D



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 08:04 AM

My first garden tractor was a single wheel one, you are right you don,t see many around only saw one two wheeled unit. My experience using mine in the garden was tough, it was too fast and unless the ground was level you sometimes had to lean it like a bike against a tree when parking it.   My neighbor felt sorry for me a gave me wrecked fence row Simplicity to use. Ahh the luxury of two wheels ! Outstanding work collecting Jamie , save em all.Cheers Mike



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Posted May 27, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Here I sat all weekend with my ear to the north listening for the thump, thump, thump of a Beeman and you're out dragging home more tractors.  :wallbanging:  Looks good.  :thumbs:  :D

HA! These ones found me.  I didn't go looking for them.  I won't work on these Universals until I have the 1920 Beeman running.  I'll definitely be posting more about it in the near future.

 

My first garden tractor was a single wheel one, you are right you don,t see many around only saw one two wheeled unit. My experience using mine in the garden was tough, it was too fast and unless the ground was level you sometimes had to lean it like a bike against a tree when parking it.   My neighbor felt sorry for me a gave me wrecked fence row Simplicity to use. Ahh the luxury of two wheels ! Outstanding work collecting Jamie , save em all.Cheers Mike

I wondered how well it works.  It looks like it would be handy, but I wondered if it might not be a lot of work to use one.  I won't be putting it to work.






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