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#1 tednagant OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 07:32 PM

Last summer a friend dropped off a walking tractor in my yard saying, thought maybe you could use this. I've been trying to gather info about it ever since.I believe it to be of Midland make based mainly on info gleaned from a brochure found on GT TALK. It seems to have everything found on the Dandy Boy. Mine came with no engine. I have a friend who claims to have the same machine in his grove with a Clinton engine. This one is painted orange, but I'm not sure that's original. My model tag says MID-W4-11769. Any idea whether Midland or Wards? Year of production? And lastly on the handle is a tube about 2 inches long that points toward the ground. It has a dome shaped cover plate on the top side of it. What is this for? Can't figure out how to post a picture yet or I would.

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Welcome to GTT.  Add some pics. The model tag looks to me like a Wards branded machine. Did you look through all the manuals in our Manuals Section? Some are filed in funny places. Good Luck, Rick

 

http://gardentractor...actor-brochure/

 

http://gardentractor...-1959-brochure/

 

http://gardentractor...r-owners-guide/

 

http://gardentractor...tractor-om-ipl/

 

There may be more.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 04:51 PM

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Welcome to the forum!
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Posted March 25, 2016 - 01:19 PM

Thanks for the info.
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Posted April 03, 2016 - 11:52 PM

Trying to upload a couple of pictures.6-12 tires. Any tips on moving the wheels in to narrow the machine? The collars on axle are loose. Any idea of the use of tube on the handle that I'm using in the picture to put a stick in to brace it up? Thanks for the welcomes ya'll.

 

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 12:11 AM

You should be able to remove the rims and turn them around to narrow up the tread width.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:00 AM

With most walkbehinds, you just swap sides with the wheels to go to the narrower width.
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Thanks guys. Any ideas on the use of that short tube that drops down out of the handle?

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 01:01 PM

Can't get the member map to respond. Any trick to that?



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Posted April 04, 2016 - 03:10 PM

Can't get the member map to respond. Any trick to that?

 

Right now the member map is not working, sorry.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 03:52 PM

Once you bolt an engine on there it will tip forward instead of back.  You'll need a short kickstand on the front to keep it from tipping. 

If you want to narrow the tread you have to remove the hubs from the axle [they might be rusted pretty tight] and swap sides with the entire  hub/wheel/tire assembly.  That way your drive pawls in the hubs [the clickers] will work the correct way.

Best of luck!!


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