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#1 Kilroy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 01:57 PM

I live in Phx Arizona, I picked up a ward chor trac with a BS 3hp . I live on bought an acre and a half. I plan to plant a bigger garden and cultivate a little on pasture to improve germination of some cover crop mixes.
Hoping someone could help me figure out the year also how to attach implements ( never used a tractor so I'm in the dark).
Model # smid5054a serial 1145. Also I'm looking for implements aftermarket I don't care I have a disc and a few different different size potatoe plows?
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Posted August 30, 2015 - 02:20 PM

Welcome to GTT. That is a Simplicity made for MW tractor. With only a 3hp I would expect that it is from the 1950s or very early 1960s. You can download manuals for it and attachments from our Manuals Section but you may have to post some more threads first. There is also some brochures on setting up a garden. You will need the engine manual to(its there). When youneed parts, our sponsors are pretty good at finding the old things. Post some pics when you can. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 03:47 PM

Welcome to the site, Kilroy.
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Posted August 30, 2015 - 03:56 PM

5054 sounds like a Midland built power unit that would accept a handle bar kit to make a walking tractor or a rider kit to make it a 4-wheel rider. They were sold in 1956 and possibly 1957.

The handle bars are welded to a single oval tube that bolts to the tractor chassis.

The end result was a Montgomery Ward model 5848 ChorTrac walking tractor.

 

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Welcome to GTT!

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:11 PM

How do I upload pics from my iPhone I'm sorry this is also my first ever post to a forum! A lot of cherries being popped

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:15 PM

Thank you very much you guys are very welcoming

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:29 PM

Here are some pics

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:12 PM

Does anyone know if could put a larger hp motor on that transmission

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:27 PM

First, I was wrong before. That is a Midland Manufactured tractor. Second, you have quite a nice haul there. Third, look for the Midland Manuals but, you will probably be limited to 3 free downloads per day. Fourth, you can put a bigger engine on it but you may be fine with the existing engine(if it runs well). Fifth, you will find that this is a very friendly and helpfull site. So, relax and enjoy it. Good Luck, Rick

 

One friendly warning, this is a very addictive hobby. Before you know it the garage, sheds and yard will be full of GTs. There are just so many interesting ones. Go to a show before the season ends.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Welcome to GTTalk, nice looking walk behind. Don't change the engine yet, get it running and use it first, see how it works. You'll be surprised how much power those older engines are.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:46 PM

Ditto on going to shows! You will get this thing in your blood and your brain... Terrible thing to get. Only fix is to smother yourself in grease, dirt and rusty parts.
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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:23 PM

It runs well actually it appears maintained but I can't figure out how to mount the implements. The old owner used less then conventional methods

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:24 PM

The sickle bar does not appear to be simplicity

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:29 PM

Welcome to GTTalk ! Hope you find your walkbehind tractor as useful as I do .
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