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identfy montgomery wards two wheel plow trac garden tractor

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#1 JimmieB OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 04:57 AM

I'm new this and I need some help identifying this walk behind.

I picked this up for $50 at a yard sale. It looks as if someone made some modifications to it. The pulleys (3 on the engine), the belts (3), all seems to do nothing. I think the configuration of the belts and homemade brackets have something to do with it. Does it only go forward at one speed? What are all the belts for and where do they go? It does have new tires though. :)

I'm hoping I didn't just buy a lawn ornament. I would love to get this running but I don't know where to begin. Can anyone help me? I need manuals, diagrams, specs, etc. 

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 05:14 AM

:welcometogttalk:  Not sure what you have, but the new tires are worth $120-$150 so at $50 you are doing OK.

Someone will be along later to give you help on your walk-behind.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 06:06 AM

:welcometogttalk:  seems to be a robust walk behind, but never seen before


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 06:09 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !    I'm sure someone here has some info for you


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 07:59 AM

:welcometogttalk: Can't help you any on that one


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 08:23 AM

Welcome to GTT. I'm not sure but I think that you have a Midland made walkbehind there. The engine is a Wisconsin. Wards would put their own name on them when they sold them. I think that you are missing the control rods for the clutches. We have a Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day). I'll see what I can find for you as a starting point. Good Luck, Rick

 

I think this is the right engine manual:  http://gardentractor...n-parts-manual/

 

This tractor manual may be close:  http://gardentractor...r-owners-guide/


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Cool looking machine.

I do see  Mont. Wards lettering on the engine tag.

 

Someone has definitely been playing around, those back pulleys don't even line up properly. Looks like a project went wrong or they lost interest and didn't finish.

 I would personally try to get engine running first, then go to the belts/pulleys/ linkages.

 

I bet those tires were 100-150 a piece.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Thanks boyscout862. Are these the control rods for the clutches?

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 11:48 AM

The tires are worthless to me if it's not plowing.



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Posted November 05, 2015 - 05:03 PM

You will get it going, just hang out here and in no time it will be working!



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Posted November 05, 2015 - 07:46 PM

The tires are worthless to me if it's not plowing.

Maybe, but you could sell them and get your money back and then some, so you did not do too bad on that deal. The left side tire is on backwards, btw. This could cause you some issues once you get it running, because it will want to turn left all the time. Great for NASCAR, not so much for tilling.

 

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Posted November 13, 2015 - 10:55 AM

It is a Montgomery Wards Plow Trac. The engine is Wisconsin. Looks like there is some kind of rototiller attachment on the unit. You scored on the new tires. they were 80.00 each a few years ago. The lever on the right controls the drive. The one on the left controls your attachments.



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 07:23 PM

And yes, the rods on the floor appear to be the control rods.



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Posted January 25, 2016 - 12:05 PM

You have a early 50s midland-wards tractor engine is wisconsin ab 3-4 hp   after 53 to 54 they had reverse knob between levers.  you are missing linkage for levers  one pulls trans back to tighten belt.  somewhere I have a manual for midland-wards will post when I find it  


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:33 AM

I'd like to have that







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