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#1 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2016 - 06:48 PM

Just picked this up over the weekend at a local auction, tag says Midland, rotary tiller, Milwaukee Wisconsin, I get a pic of the tag later. Is this the same company that built the Midland tractors or a different company all together, haven't been able to find any info on the net.

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Posted April 12, 2016 - 07:21 PM

It's the same company. There has been a piece of literature on ebay showing that tiller. Not sure if it's still there or not.



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Posted April 12, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Am I correct in thinking late '50s-early '60s?



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Posted April 13, 2016 - 05:26 AM

Am I correct in thinking late '50s-early '60s?

That is what the engine indecates. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 21, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Here's a better pic, it's in surprisingly good shape, as well as a pic of the serial tag. 

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Got to working on this today, no spark after quick clean/check, gonna look up the parts I need in my book tonight and order them tomorrow night.  This thing is really well built, grease fittings everywhere, can't wait to get her fixed up and turn it loose on the garden.


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Posted June 02, 2016 - 08:43 PM

Update, new points and condenser fixed the spark problem, after reinstalling the engine and reconnecting the throttle cable(pay attention to this point), I got it to start and run, although way too fast, I had put the cable too far through the clamp :wallbanging: , shut it down and in the process it sucked some oil and let out a nice puff of smoke.  After readjusting the cable the rope in the recoil tore, so I must now fix that, gonna put all new cord in it while I'm at it(I keep a roll of it here at all times), my guess is the spark plug is fouled beyond use at this point.






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