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#16 steve b OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 11:47 AM

The sickle bar mower is a David Bradley. It also appears that the motor is mounted to the adapter that they used to mount the mower to the Wards frame. Your front mounted attachments fit in the c shaped holes on the tractor frame. That is also a replacement motor as well. Pretty cool unit though. Can you show a photo of the linkages to run the sickle mower? I am curious how they worked that out.


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 05:04 PM

the top end engine for one of those Midlands was a Model 19 briggs, which was rated at roughly 7hp, and is a lot of weight hanger out there. The above post pretty well cover the mower and the adapter someone built. You could run it like that as the only trouble you will have is no front mounted attachments, like a reel mower, blade, and cultivator, will ever fit the frame of the tractor correctly, with it installed. You should be able to pull all the normal attchments with the rear hitching parts. Thry made weights for these that were 23# each and attached  to the rims with a carriage bolt. There was also a front weight bar, but the engine setup isn't going to let you mount one of those.  Common engines for this tractor would be a model 9, model 14 or model 19 briggs.  You might also be able to mount a BKN Wisconsin on there and get 7hp that way.  



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Posted August 31, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for joining up! Your going to have a lot of fun and I'm glad you decided to share it with us. :thumbs:



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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:04 AM

Thank you all very much

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:05 AM

What model do you think the transmission belongs too ?

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:06 AM

If I attempt to put it in reverse it as I pull the clutch lever it starts to die and does not reverse if I engage clutch it does

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:14 AM

Dies

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 10:40 AM

I had one like that with a Clinton motor on it. If you play around with the pulleys/gearing you will find the 3 hp will pull beyond the traction capability of the tractor. I pulled the plow with 3 hp.
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Posted September 04, 2015 - 01:55 PM

Some more pics




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