Wards 16 garden tractor
Posted March 27, 2011 - 05:00 PM
Posted March 28, 2011 - 07:33 AM
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Posted March 28, 2011 - 11:39 AM
Posted March 28, 2011 - 12:09 PM
Glad to have you with us.
Posted March 28, 2011 - 03:01 PM
They do a good job tilling, but the reason you see so many with the tiller on is 2 reasons. The tillers are heavy and labor intensive to remove and put on. Secondly, with no compression release the 16 hp single can drive you crazy so you reduce it to a once a year tractor lol.
these old gilsons must have been really good tilling tractors cause that all you really see them with lol that and snowblowers.
Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:33 PM
Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:49 PM
Not saying Gilsons are bad but you have to watch for certain things on them, especially the 16 hp single cylinder cast iron briggs, just because they have no compression release. If it is advertised to run nand it takes several techniques to make it just start, run away, trust me. Also, on all Gilsons you need to sit on it and lift the lever, if it is manual and it has a tiller, run, just because you WILL pinch a nerve in your back, and it WILL hurt (done that), if you till in straight lines. However, if you are careful you can just set the tiller down and turn with it in the ground if it is NOT the first ground breaking. So do the research and use your judgement, the biggest thing I hate about the Gilson is it isn't comfortable for me and manual lift tiller is not fun, so consequently, seat time is not as fun as I would like. Some find them to work great for them, great, they need to come buy mine lol.
mine started fine when it ran. lol hopefully it will run again
Posted March 30, 2011 - 11:10 PM
Posted May 25, 2011 - 02:22 AM
wondered if anyone new where i could obtain a manual.....and misc parts
I found this info while searching for a manual:
In 1988 Gilson was bought out by LawnBoy.
In 1989 Lawnboy was bought out by Toro.
The LawnBoy division of The Toro Company continues to make (some) Gilson repair parts available through the LawnBoy dealer network.
One person said he called Toro and bought a manual for $6
Another person said he called Lawnboy and was sent a free manual
Phone: 1-800-526-6937 (1-800-LB MOWER)
Customer Care Representatives are available by phone:
Weekdays - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Saturdays & Sundays - Closed
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 03:08 PM
That's also why they are known for cracked frames.They do not have balance gears in them either and being that the engine is bolted directly to the frame and the oil Sump IS the front Pinion mount,they twist the living crap out of the frames.
The later models had a Briggs opposed twin in them with hydro lift.They were a great tractor.
As for a manual this one is for the 78 but they didn't change much over the years.Mainly just the hoods and fenders.
It covers Hydro,Manual and Vera speed.
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Posted May 31, 2011 - 02:35 PM
Posted June 17, 2011 - 09:01 AM