New here with a wards 15 Hydro
Posted April 13, 2011 - 07:39 PM
Till last week when I was browsing C list after burning another day with the kubota getting ready to have the new lawn put in. I saw the wards garden tractor posted!!! I grabbed my son (2 years old and loves tractors) we hopped on the kubota and drove down and ironed out a deal on the Montgomery Wards 15 Hydrostatic, it has the PTO and rear tiller, and a 42Inch mowing deck. The tractor was purchased by the previous owner of my neighbors house and left there when they moved. The PO also passed along all the OG manuals for the mower, tiller, tractor, and pull cart.
I have the manuals and would be more than happy to scan them to my comp. for a reference for anybody.
I got the wards turning over but it has no spark so next time I get a free minute I will diag that and hopefully drive it around the property a little bit.
I am torn on wether or not I want to leave it in its neglected looking state and just make it mechanicaly sound or restore it and have something both me and my son can enjoy (of course when he is a bit older)
Pics to come soon.
Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:02 PM
Sounds like you got a nice machine
Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:04 PM
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Posted April 14, 2011 - 12:32 PM
Well there it is in its neglected glory, hopefully I will find some time on Saturday to get her running and the fluids changed and get some rubber put on.
I want to fully rebuild the mower deck before I start mowing with it. Then I will sell my trusty snapper rear engine riding mower. The snapper just has a single blade deck and is too small for the mowing I do.
Posted April 14, 2011 - 01:20 PM
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Posted April 19, 2011 - 04:20 AM
Glad to have you with us.
That's a neat looking old tractor.
Posted April 19, 2011 - 05:23 AM
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Posted April 22, 2011 - 12:31 PM
RustyTub, welcome. Looks like a good machine, like the front weight.
That's the tiller Pulley guard and mounting bracket for the shaft driven tiller.But it does look like a weight.
Those tractors are Beasts.
Tillers for those are getting hard to find,and decks that aren't completely rotted out are near impossible to find.
I'de restore it.Atleast through some paint on it to keep it from getting any worse.
Edited by EricFromPa, April 22, 2011 - 12:40 PM.
Posted April 22, 2011 - 02:01 PM