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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:16 PM

I brought this home today 

Rotary tiller

Model 16 -W41/2 1574. It has a  ABN Wisconsin.Have not looked up any history on it.

I am sure some one knows something about them.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:20 PM

I have one that I use. It tills very well. All I have found is a little bit of history available on Google.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 06:30 PM

I just got home with it ,another it run story, it has a frozen cable that is all i have checked.I did find this.

http://www.donaldant...com/ME.html#M-E

This is off the website

 In a 1951 Parts Price List and Instruction Manual for the B12-C3, B16-W4-1/2, and B24-W6 models, marked as Form 51-P-18, M-E was a 'Subsidiary of Food Machinery and Chemical Corporation' or FMC, the name Bolens was not mention. In 1954 M-E was acquired by Bolens Products Division of FMC. 


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Kool tiller but, why does that Case look so sad? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Wow I've got one of those out back at work. Same drive setup, wheels, and hood over the tines. Never knew what it was because the tag was long gone when I got it.  Mines missing the engine and its green with red paint coming through.         Stewart



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Posted August 08, 2015 - 07:21 AM

A brochure for the M-E tillers can be found at:

 

http://gardentractor...rorary-tillers/

 

The October 22, 1952 Price List shows the model BA 16 W 4-1/2 weighs 393 pounds, has a 4-1/2hp Wisconsin ABN engine, has a 16" tilling width, and had a list price of $446.00.

 

I have some parts breakdowns for these tillers which I will scan and post asap.


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 12:45 PM

I didn't find my M-E info yet, but here is a Bolens Owner's & Parts Manual for the Model BA tillers.  ....The part numbers inside are Bolens part numbers, so if you need parts, you may find them as Bolens parts.

 

http://gardentractor...uipment-tiller/

 

When I find my M-E paperwork, I will scan & post that as well.


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