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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:38 AM

In August, I brought home some toys along with 2 tractors for my friend Steve. One was a 'No Name' as we did not know what it was. I was looking at a post this morning of a Moto Mower for sale and noticed many similarities. Sure enough, it is a 64-65 Moto Mower. It has some PO 'refinements'. The hood and grille are just sitting on it to protect the engine. The dash is hand made and pop riveted together. Best I can tell it is a 64-65 year model. I'll get the engine #'s posted later today. It's a B&S and runs great.

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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:43 AM

That's cool you figured it out!


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:54 AM

I think to have that style of foot rests it has to be 1964 or older. 

Thats the way it is on the Massey Executives anyhow.

Cool Beans!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:55 AM

Looks like a neat little tractor to play around with.  Glad you got the make and year tied down.


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:59 AM

It's got potential it's an earlier one. It's missing the aluminum steering wheel and right seat.
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Posted September 22, 2015 - 08:03 AM

How collectible are these? it would be nice to find the correct parts for it.



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Posted September 22, 2015 - 08:08 AM

Not rare but worth restoring. Same parts as a porter cable, massey exec. Looking at the pic I don't think it's the original engine. Should have 6-12s on the rear. The tool tray in fenders is a plus to have
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Posted September 22, 2015 - 09:23 AM

Hi,

I'll post some pics of a Moto Mower that I had picked up a couple of years ago. I live near Richmond, In. where they where made and thought that it would be good to have one. I have no idea how original this one is.  I tried to give to the local historical museum and they were not interested. I sold it to a local shop that passed it on to someone in Ohio.

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Posted September 22, 2015 - 03:03 PM

Kenny, the hardest parts to find (in good shape) are the sheet metal. Especially a complete dash and cables. I have a 600 model which you can see looks different than the one Chuck posted.

image.jpg  Its hard to know which model it is without the original hood , engine, and console. The I.D. tag is on the inside of the console by the column. They share the same frames and rear pans. You do have the lift for either the mower or sleeve hitch , that's usually gone.

If it runs , I would enjoy it as it is . Maybe someday an opportunity to pick up the missing parts will arise.


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Steve plans to make a 'Rat Rod' out of it. Presumably with major mods!



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Posted September 22, 2015 - 06:45 PM

I wonder if it is a 1963 model year because of the foot rest those are the same as my exec 7 and that is a 1963 I posted a picture of a Moto Mower yesterday on CL Binghamton NY that looked exactly like my 7 and had the same foot rest and cast aluminum steering wheel. The executive 8 came out in 1964/65/66 and had flat foot rest, they were all made by Dura Corp.
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Posted September 23, 2015 - 05:48 AM

I guessed off a pic I found online that was '64-65' with those foot rests, so it may be earlier!



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Posted September 23, 2015 - 07:23 AM

The following was posted on another site - taken from a 1966 Moto-Mower parts catalog:

(no guarantee about the accuracy or completeness - or how a '66 parts catalog included data for a '67)

26-6000 - 1962 --- Briggs 6hp
26-6001 - 1962 --- Briggs 6hp
6000 - 1963 --- Briggs 6hp
6001 - 1963 --- Briggs 6hp
6007 - 1963-1964 --- Kohler 7hp
6008 - 1964-1965 --- Kohler 8hp
6020 - 1966 --- Briggs 6hp
6021 - 1966 --- Briggs 6hp
6022 - 1966 --- Briggs 6hp
6023 - 1966 --- Kohler 7hp
6024 - 1966 --- Kohler 8hp
6025 - 1966-1967 --- Kohler 10hp
7000 - 1964 --- Kohler 7hp

 

Going by this list:

If I recall correctly models 6000 and 6001 and earlier were white with a blue front axle.

Thanks to EconChuck, the model 6008 has the footrest swivels for the clutch/brake.

I have a couple 6020s and they have the fixed foot rest (a steel rod) and a clutch/brake lever.

 

 

So, my guess (and is only a guess) is a model 6007 or 6008.  Which makes your age estimate very close.

 

 

The more I learn about these tractors, the more I exceptions I see.

 

Sounds like he's got some fun planned for the tractor.  Hopefully he protects the remaining original parts.  There isn't a plethora of parts available so I suspect someone would love to get their hands on it for the front axle, foot-rest clutch, transaxle.


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Posted September 23, 2015 - 05:32 PM

The following was posted on another site - taken from a 1966 Moto-Mower parts catalog:

(no guarantee about the accuracy or completeness - or how a '66 parts catalog included data for a '67)

 

Going by this list:

If I recall correctly models 6000 and 6001 and earlier were white with a blue front axle.

Thanks to EconChuck, the model 6008 has the footrest swivels for the clutch/brake.

I have a couple 6020s and they have the fixed foot rest (a steel rod) and a clutch/brake lever.

 

 

So, my guess (and is only a guess) is a model 6007 or 6008.  Which makes your age estimate very close.

 

 

The more I learn about these tractors, the more I exceptions I see.

 

Sounds like he's got some fun planned for the tractor.  Hopefully he protects the remaining original parts.  There isn't a plethora of parts available so I suspect someone would love to get their hands on it for the front axle, foot-rest clutch, transaxle.

It is a foot operated clutch! I'll try to keep him in line!


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