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#1 hbryant123 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2016 - 10:30 PM

I got an old midland walk behind tractor, it came with my house! I have the mower, harrow, sickle bar, sulky and disc! So far i love this machine, it has a briggs on it, not sure of the horse power!

 

I cleaned the points, filled the tank and a shot of start fluid and it started and ran decent for not being started in 40 years. I was able to get it going well enough to pull itself out of my garage. 

 

The questions I have is where can i get information about how everything on the machine is supposed to work? for example the brakes? does it even have one? i took it for a spin with the sulky and going down it hill it was pretty scary!

 

The throttle cable is there and is free, but i am not sure were or how it hooks up? I throttled it up by clamping small vice grips on a rod near the carb! 

 

I do not plan to restore it, i want to fix it up a little and use it around my property. I definitely want power wash the years of grime off of it! 

 

I will be working on adding pics for everyone to see! 

 thanks in advance for anyhelp! 

 

 

 


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Posted April 11, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Not a 2 wheel guy but we do have a couple of manuals in our manual section.  Here is a link to one of them.

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


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Posted April 11, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for the reply, i found a couple other manuals as well, i found out where the brake is and how it works, thats a win for me! 



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Posted April 11, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Hello I'm fairly new my self so some one else will point you to the manuals section, no breaks, the throttle cable pulls on a spring hooked to the governor,the governor pulls on wire linkage to throttle on carb. sounds like a very nice tractor.(warning,this site and old iron are habit forming).
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Posted April 12, 2016 - 05:18 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !   Glad your having fun with your new to you tractor !   Please post some pictures ,  we all enjoy seeing other members tractor and attachments


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 06:28 AM

:welcometogttalk:   Glad to have another Hoosier!


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 07:13 AM

Welcome to GTT. You may have to look at some of the other two wheel tractor manuals to find out how to use some of your other attachments. Most important: have fun. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 07:41 AM

I'm glad you found us. We have a couple of guys who are pretty sharp on 2 wheelers.


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Posted April 12, 2016 - 09:30 AM

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Posted April 12, 2016 - 06:14 PM

The implements on the site [link below] should all be the same as your Midland takes. The tractors themselves are different of course.

 

Welcome to GTT.  Glad you found us. 

 

http://www.simpletra...ers/walkers.htm



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Posted April 12, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Hello I'm fairly new my self so some one else will point you to the manuals section, no breaks, the throttle cable pulls on a spring hooked to the governor,the governor pulls on wire linkage to throttle on carb. sounds like a very nice tractor.(warning,this site and old iron are habit forming).

Hey thanks, I looked at my tractor after work, i got off real late, i see one spring and a rod that goes next to the carb, then a rod that connects to the carb, still not sure where the cable hooks, im gunna try and upload pics!



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Posted April 12, 2016 - 10:50 PM

a close up of carb will tell everything, model and serial number on engine will tell year and if its correct for tractor, a lot of times a repowered tractor will be lacking in detail, look for anything that pulls on linkage with spring

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Posted April 12, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Here is a few pics of the tractor and some of the throttle linkage! Tomorrow i will try and get a few pics of id plates!

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Posted April 12, 2016 - 11:00 PM

a close up of carb will tell everything, model and serial number on engine will tell year and if its correct for tractor, a lot of times a repowered tractor will be lacking in detail, look for anything that pulls on linkage with spring

I will work on finding id plates, i uploaded a few pics, from what ive found the engine is origional, judging by photos and from people who used it in the past! 



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Posted April 13, 2016 - 12:20 AM

The cable go's next to the vertical throttle rod straight down and held in place with a half strap and small screw (if missing look for small round hole with threads with square hole approximately 1/2in. away with horizontal relationship) pulling up and down on square throttle adjust nut and a good drop light will show you how it works, when right the vertical rod with nut move's with throttle, throttle is adjusted with half strap and cable housing, I'll look tomorrow on some engines to be sure




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