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Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Can anybody tell me anything about this tractor?  I have a chance to buy this if I can still get parts for it.

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Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:45 PM

It looks fairly complete. What kind of parts does it need? I know a common Techumseh coil will fit it. It's not like you are going to go to the store and get internal parts off the shelf. the tractor was the last of the Kinkades by American Farm Mach co. If the price is right, I wouldn't let parts stop me. Not sure if I've got the manual posted here or not but have one that would cover the engine and drive.


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Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:51 PM

Shouldn't the head cooling fins be in line with air flow?

 

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Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:52 PM

It looks fairly complete. What kind of parts does it need? I know a common Techumseh coil will fit it. It's not like you are going to go to the store and get internal parts off the shelf. the tractor was the last of the Kinkades by American Farm Mach co. If the price is right, I wouldn't let parts stop me. Not sure if I've got the manual posted here or not but have one that would cover the engine and drive.

Thanks for that information!

I don't know if it needs any parts yet I just don't want to get it home and find out that you can't really find anything for it.



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Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:54 PM

Here is a manual for the Standard Edgeton. This was the 2 wheel version of the Suburbanite. The engine and drive are the same.

 

http://gardentractor...dgeton-tractor/


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Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:56 PM

Shouldn't the head cooling fins be in line with air flow?

 

 

How fast do you think it goes?  If a sparrow flies past there will be more air flow side to side.


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Posted July 05, 2016 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for that information!

I don't know if it needs any parts yet I just don't want to get it home and find out that you can't really find anything for it.

You're looking at a machine that was built early to mid 50s and has been out of production since. Probably the most scary thing would be a bad piston and bore from being run lean on oil. It's 2 stroke. If compression is good and it feels tight I wouldn't be too afraid of it. You're mainly looking more of a show piece than a user.


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Posted July 05, 2016 - 07:05 PM

Here is a manual for the Standard Edgeton. This was the 2 wheel version of the Suburbanite. The engine and drive are the same.

 

http://gardentractor...dgeton-tractor/

Looked at the manual.  Not much for images!  Should help if I end of getting it.

 

I didn't realize it was a 2 cycle engine. 


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 01:15 PM

I bought the Suburbanite tractor!

The motor has good compression and everything seems to be all there so we negotiated a price of $100.  It will be awhile before I get any time to work on it so it will have to sit for now. 

There was one interesting thing that I notice about the motor.  On the top of the engine there is a loop/eyelet(Picture 2) that sticks out of the cooling shroud.  When you pull the loop, the spark plug wire moves in the same direction.  I figure this movement kills the engine because the air gap between the coil and flywheel is to great to generate a spark.  

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The third picture shows a small pulley for the starting rope.  It's located at the rear of the engine.

The forth pictures shows a small pulley in the front of the transmission to run a sickle bar attachment.

 

Does anybody know if the red and yellow are the corrrect colors for this tractor?


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 04:55 PM

How fast do you think it goes?  If a sparrow flies past there will be more air flow side to side.

I was figuring on the flywheel having a fan to blow some air. 

 

It can't go very fast or it'd be a "run behind" instead of a walk behind.   :poke:  :rolling:


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 06:50 PM

I was figuring on the flywheel having a fan to blow some air. 

 

It can't go very fast or it'd be a "run behind" instead of a walk behind.   :poke:  :rolling:

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Posted July 06, 2016 - 07:32 PM

 

Does anybody know if the red and yellow are the corrrect colors for this tractor?

The red is right but it's the first time I've seen one with a yellow wheel.


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Posted July 06, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Glad you got it good looking tractor to show. This is one of those fine line items do you restore or leave original.
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Posted July 09, 2016 - 09:55 PM

A neat piece of history.
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