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#1 Reed Breneman OFFLINE  

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 09:37 AM

I just purchased a 73 I think ,montgomery wards 16 varible speed tractor with the tiller from an auction I was helping sell at for 60 dollars.wouldnt run ,the other auctioneer started the bid at 50 I looked for a bid and bumped it to 60 ,,,,,,,,,,,,no one even seemed interested so I bought it ,wife rolled her eyes,makes me happy to make her happy.My wife and I both work for the same auction service so this happens,,,,too much as evidenced by the looks of our garage and out buildings.Anyway a little work and now the tractor runs and tills like a champ.I have pics I will send as soon as my wife gets to them today,I cant find any id tags on the tractor or the motor,I know the engine is a briggs but would like to make sure of the year of the tractor ,I have seen some pics of a 73 and it looks exactly like mine but im still guessing.I am going to restore the tractor and want to do it correctly.Also I want to find or build a loader for it.Any guidance would be greatly appriaceted .

 

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 09:51 AM

Welcome, and congrats on your lucky buy!


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 09:53 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check out our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day) for your tractor. It may be in with the Fords too. That is a great machine. A thorough cleaning and all maintenance and you won't want to part with it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM

I love the little thing already,tilled up part of my garden to plant some green beans and some late sweet corn and you couldnt ask for a better job of tilling,Biggest problem with it is putting it away,I want to play some more

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Congrats on your "new" tractor. Looking forward to seeing some pics :thumbs:


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:49 PM

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Posted July 10, 2015 - 01:19 PM

It is a '73 or '74 since it has full fenders with running boards.  Earlier had short fenders and foot rests.  It is interesting that the frame is blue, does the paint look original?  The frame was painted blue on hydrostatic tractors.  Gear drive tractors have frames that were kind of a harvest gold.  Nice units, I have two.


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 05:55 PM

It could hardly be any cheaper and the best part is you get to hang out with us now!


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 06:38 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! We have a few MW folks on here. Post some pics of your tractor. Uploading isn't that hard, check the link in my signature!
 


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 05:01 AM

A great buy at that price. Look forward to seeing some photos of your Monty.
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Posted July 12, 2015 - 06:40 AM

Missed this when you first posted, nice tractor by the sounds and a great deal.
Be sure to tell your wife we all said :thumbs: on your purchase.
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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:21 PM

  There is a ID plate on the right side of the tractor which has the model and serial number.  Mine reads: (Model) GIL 33155B over (Serial) 47 67766.  Reverse the first 2 numbers in the serial number and Mine is a 74.  Hope it helps.

 

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 08:35 PM

sorry so long on pics but i have some now,she is mostly primer now and I bought a new seat for it

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Posted January 12, 2016 - 06:56 PM

Snazzy tractor. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago as well. Mine is either a very late 72 or an oddball 72 since it doesn't have the full fenders/running boards. The date on the engine is October 26 1972, so I suppose it could go either way. The data plate was halfway torn off so all I can get is the model number. I'm pretty happy with how they're built. Yours looks like it will come out pretty nice. I'm not sure if I'll go to a full resto or just keep it with a healthy patina.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:54 PM

Heres how she is coming along now,,new paint ,new seat and start reassembly,color is not correct should be harvest gold and white but i like it this way

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