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#1 Nxt2doc OFFLINE  

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 09:03 AM

Well so here's the story. A buddy that I work with is a small engine guy. He ran a shop out of his garage doing quite a bit of repair. He's gotten out of it to pursue bigger interest's (diesel trucks) and has this Moto Mower at his place. He tells me that it ran until his son decided to work on the carb and he hasn't messed with it since. He speaks fondly of it talking about moving cars around his place with it and the like. Well I have no reason not to trust him. Have worked with him for several years. He tells me he'll take $ 50.00 for it and I say bring it with you to work. I've got no pictures of the actual tractor but I have looked at them on the internet.

I don't know beans about Moto Mower's. Who made them. What kind of reputation do they have. This one has an 8 h/p on it I believe. Does that ring a bell to anyone as far as tractor size or year. I couldn't find anything about them on tractor data and my next stop is the manuals section here. Tanks in advance for any information.


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 01:05 PM

I'm by no standards an expert... Moto Mower tractors were manufactured in the 60s. Moto Mower 6020 has 6.5 hp. So that means you either had a repower already or its a size up from my 6020.

I don't know much about the reputation of Moto Mower. In my opinion and experiences Moto Mower made good dependable tractors. I have pulled trees (small trees! Like under 6" and under tree length) moved heaped dump carts of calf manure (heavy enough to squat tires on the wagon) pulled my 2 brothers around on a snow sled around the yard (limited by tire situation and belt slippage) backed grandpas trailer up a hill no questions asked plowed snow hauled brush and soon I'll try cultivating with it. The transaxle on my 6020 seems to be bomb proof. I've popped wheelies with it, no ill effects shown yet.

I love the Moto Mower tractors. It's a shame that I cannot find parts. Best tractor I've had yet!

edit: where are you? If it's close enough I'll take it if you don't want it...

Edited by Greasy6020, February 29, 2016 - 01:06 PM.

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 03:08 PM

First off Buy it!!for $50

 

Here' what Dwayne aka Motobreeder has to say about the years and models. Post from another thread here.

 

 

 


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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)

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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."

 

 

 I have an 8hp 6024 that I bought for my son it's a stout little tractor for it's size. They are light small tractors but very simple  and built with a cast iron rear. 

IMG_0841.JPG it should look like this. My sons with different rear tires. 


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 03:14 PM

Here he is at 6 yrs old sitting on it. For a size comparison

 

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 04:57 PM

I think tom gave the right info. They evolved from the porter cable, dura Corp, massey executive line. they are a very simple basic machine. it depends what you really want out of it. attachments are hard to find and my opinion is the transaxle is more lighter duty and parts are not easily found. other than they are a nice light duty machine.

and since tom posted his with his son here is mine on my pc

and yes 50 is a steal

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 05:27 PM

Wow what a deal, they are pretty stout and a cousin to my executive which weigh's in at 435lb. nice score I like them.



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Posted February 29, 2016 - 05:52 PM

That is a first cousin to my Massey Executive.  They are a good stout little tractor. Go for it.   Rick 


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Well for $50.00 of course I'm buying it. Second thanks for all the input. I'm considering paining it up patio style with a pink hood for the wife to use around the yard. time and project list will tell on that though.


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Well for $50.00 of course I'm buying it. Second thanks for all the input. I'm considering paining it up patio style with a pink hood for the wife to use around the yard. time and project list will tell on that though.


Good idea. Not many Moto Mower tractors around. I feel it should be left as original as possible... But that's just me and my opinion. Your tractor for you to do with it as you see fit.

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Also, don't forget there are moto-mowers from the early 79s that were made by roper.

They look a lot like Sears GTs.  I think they made an 8hp.

 

Regardless - if you're at $50 and it can be "adjusted" into running condition, that's good value.

 

If it's a 6008 and looks good, I'll have to hate you ;)


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 10:57 PM

I'm by no standards an expert... Moto Mower tractors were manufactured in the 60s. Moto Mower 6020 has 6.5 hp. So that means you either had a repower already or its a size up from my 6020.
 

 

Sorry, but none came with a 6.5hp.  The more I know about moto-mowers, the more I find out that i don't know.  But I do know the 6020 only came with a 6HP Briggs.


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Posted March 01, 2016 - 08:12 AM

Sorry, but none came with a 6.5hp. The more I know about moto-mowers, the more I find out that i don't know. But I do know the 6020 only came with a 6HP Briggs.

Ok I lied. The motor I found in it when I got it was a 6.5 hp Briggs and due to my fudging of the carburetor with no knowledge whatsoever I broke a piece of the carb, so then I did a repower with a Briggs clone from tool town.

The point I was trying to make was that I got my 6020 with a 6.5 hp Briggs so I put another 6.5 hp motor in.

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 04:44 PM

There is one of the Moto Mowers on my area Craigslist right right now for $250.00. I don't think it has any attachments, but does say the engine is a 6hp Briggs. 

 

If any of you are interested in it, look up Craigslist in the Lancaster, PA area, and do a search for "1950's Moto Mower". The tractor is located in the next town over, Ephrata, and if anybody has interest in it, and has it paid in time, I can pick it up and deliver it to the PA Plow Day event this Saturday. 


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Posted April 10, 2016 - 04:52 PM

There is one of the Moto Mowers on my area Craigslist right right now for $250.00. I don't think it has any attachments, but does say the engine is a 6hp Briggs. 

 

If any of you are interested in it, look up Craigslist in the Lancaster, PA area, and do a search for "1950's Moto Mower". The tractor is located in the next town over, Ephrata, and if anybody has interest in it, and has it paid in time, I can pick it up and deliver it to the PA Plow Day event this Saturday. 

I saw it, it's cute but  $175 is more like it. I called on it to see if the lift in the back was original, it's not. Someone grafted on a sears 3 pt hitch setup. 


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Posted April 13, 2016 - 06:55 AM

So since we are talking Moto Mower here, anyone have any ideas where to find axle seals?

This is for a 6020, with the 3 speed.

My dad said I could use a piece of rubber belting to stop oil from dripping out, or cardboard to soak up the leak and stop future leaks...




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