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what is it, walk behind 1hp.has twist steering like a car cast iron grill and handle, hood is gas tank


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#1 karrbear2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 11:58 AM

1hp.walk behind garden tractor, has twist steering like a car, cast iron grill and handle bar,hood is gas tank, tag on motor says m.w.,round spoke rims with knobie tires
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 12:28 PM

Welcome to the forum. A picture would sure hekp to identify it. Not sure what you mean by twist steering. Does it look like this one?

 

http://gardentractor...9491-what-am-i/


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 02:00 PM

Welcome to GTT. You have got my curiosity piqued. Please post some pics. We can then identify it and you may find the manual for it in our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:02 PM

Hmmm . . .             except for the hood, I'd swear it was a Chevy!    (And then the fight started.)
 


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:13 PM

With "twist" steering it has to be a Dodge.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 04:40 PM

:welcometogttalk: :camera:



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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:51 PM

1 horsepower?  How does it pull itself, much less any attachment??  Need pictures here before you can get "Real" answers from the wise guys on here. :smilewink:  Yeah, I don't get "twist" steering either, has me wondering.



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Posted November 12, 2015 - 06:02 PM

I'm guessing the steering shaft rotates and a gear at the bottom makes the tractor rotate around the gear. Just a wild guess.



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Posted November 12, 2015 - 06:23 PM

1 horsepower?  How does it pull itself, much less any attachment??  Need pictures here before you can get "Real" answers from the wise guys on here. :smilewink:  Yeah, I don't get "twist" steering either, has me wondering.

there were several 2 wheeled tractor made over the early yrs with 1hp, and even 5/8hp engines.  Twisted steering always refers to one with a single pole handle bar, or a rider that used a tee handle instead of a wheel. technically a motor cycle uses twisted steering.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Actually, the twist of the pogo stick handle bars of the Simplicity built tractor are to guide the tool bar more than steer the tractor.


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 08:57 AM

It would be great if someone found a close up photo of the steering of one of these.



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Posted November 15, 2015 - 12:25 AM

Doug t, thank you, I have a hoe-track and can be at one with self again,will send some pic's of steering and whole tractor, found it on the side of the road for sale and had to have it, will probably show it next year as it came greased and ready to go, the engine is a Larson RLC with 1937 being first year produced and that was as far as I got, this site is great and the pleasure is mine
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Posted November 16, 2015 - 05:50 PM

This is my hoe-trac, some strange stuff on this little tractor, the belt tensioner pulls into the small side of drive belt and looks correct, the governor through arm is cast brass (to smooth out pulse problems I'm guessing) and probably weighs 1/4lb.I don't see this on my other Larson's, if the tool bar is up you have to steer it like a two handle, if the bar is down you have to twist the handle to steer, some blue paint on everything and a yellow v across top of hood, going to take it flyweeling with my big tractors

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:42 PM

I see now! When you twist the handle bar the connecting rod moves the implement, changing the angle between the tractor and the implement.



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:52 PM

The steering works surprisingly well, I used the coasters and twist steering to move it around, way easier to move than a later model hoe-trac I have, I think it would work well in the dirt to I just don't think the Riverside tires will take much more than parade duty so its days will be spent on coasters for now




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