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#1 Denden896 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 03:42 PM

I got this tractor from a Freind he was moving and it's been on his property forever he told me if I could get it out of the yard it was free. So I couldn't pass it up I've tinkerd around with quads and dirt bikes but I've never done anything like this. Willing to take it on though. Here some pictures hope someone can give me some tips mabye where to start. I have been told it might be an early model ecomny tractor. Jim dandy
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Posted December 20, 2015 - 04:15 PM

Welcome to the forum.  You pics didn't work



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Welcome to GTT. An Economy is a great first  tractor. You should beware that this can be a very addictive and fun hobby. Start out by downloading the manuals for the tractor  and its engine from our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day). Then look through our Galleries to see what they can look like. Post pics and questions when you have them. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 04:42 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Looks like the pics didn't come through. In my signature is a link on how to upload pics here. We would rather they be uploaded than using a link.



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Welcome to GTT lots nice folks here willing to help.



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Posted December 20, 2015 - 07:49 PM

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 09:10 PM

Post some pics and we can get it figured out! Welcome!

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Hi Denden welcome to the PK group, looking forward to seeing your photos



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Hope the pictures worked this time. I'll have more photos soon been busy with the holidays but atleast I got it out of his yard and into the shed

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Posted December 21, 2015 - 12:56 PM

welcome to GTtalk.  That is a great start to a great garden tractor.  Hope you can find more parts!



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 03:57 PM

There's lots of more parts at my freinds house I have to dig out if the garage but from what I seen there. He doesn't have much of a wire harness or the carbarator he has some break parts the hood some other small things when I lifted the back I move one tire foward the other moves in the opposite direction I don't know if the front shifter works Motor wasn't Turing over last week..... By hand ....... I sprayed pb blaster into the top of the cylinder it seems to move somewhat freely now over all I would like to see if the engine runs before I get to all the other stuff

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Posted December 21, 2015 - 04:22 PM

More pics coming soon

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Posted December 21, 2015 - 04:30 PM

COOL! and the price is right. I would be patient with the engine...give it time and use slight pressure. If there is some movement it will let go and allow you to turn it over eventually..



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 05:52 PM

Well, it's not a Jim Dandy.  From what I can see in the pics, it looks to be a Power King!  If those are two piece rims in the back, it's a 24" tractor, the big daddy.  Dual transmissions, very nice.  Armstrong hydraulics but sometimes they are best for mowing.  Got pics of the sheet metal so we can nail this down a little better?  Would a serial number tag have survived?  Well, maybe not.  In the close up of the transmission I think I see where the SN tag was.  If it was there, then you have the older style short hood tractor, 1972 or older.


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Hi Denden, "when I lifted the back I move one tire foward the other moves in the opposite direction" that is normal so your good to go there, as for a carb you can get a new aftermarket carb on e bay for about $55.00 and that's the way to go, they are brand new and work great I've installed 4 on different engines now, you can not buy a good OH kit that includes the throttle shaft and bushings for that money and just about every carb needs a throttle shaft and the bushing.


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