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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:09 PM

I stopped at my cousin Stan's house today . He and his wife bought my grandparents house after my grandmother died . With the house and outbuilding was a Standard Walsh 2 wheel garden tractor my grandfather used . I have my grandfathers David Bradley Tri Trac since my grandmother gave it to me the year after my grandfather died 1994 I was telling him that I regret not talking my grandfather into going to the Jacktown engine show when I first found out about it . I asked if either him or his brother or sister would take his mom and dad to the fall Jacktown show . He said they would try and then looked at me and asked if I would like Grandpop's old tractor . Tears came down my face , kind of thinking he knew the answer was YES we walked over to the building it was kept . He said he pushed it the corner 9 years ago and didn't work on it and thought it would go to a good home . I asked if I could take the paperwork that he had in a plastic home today and when he and his wife come back the following week from vacation I will pick it up . I promised that even if I don't have it running I will have it at Jacktown in Oct. Didn't take pictures today but somewhere here on GTT is one I posted a few years ago . I'll see if I can find it
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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:18 PM

Found the picturepost-1094-0-13889800-1424949574_thumb-1.jpeg

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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Glad to hear you are getting it, Al. I'm sure it's going to a good home as well. It will feel at home next to the Tri-Trac.


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Posted August 14, 2016 - 09:40 PM

That's why our local club is doing Family Heirloom Equipment as the feature next year.
Those Pieces that help tell the story of their previous owners get lost all to often, glad you're bringing another one home Al.
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Posted August 14, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Picture is smaller than the thumbnail.Hurry post up more pics lol

 

Looks really cool love the steel wheel tractors.


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Posted August 14, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Now thats cool!  :worshippy1:


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Posted August 15, 2016 - 04:39 AM

That is awesome Al. I always enjoy reading of members getting a family piece.
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Posted August 15, 2016 - 05:22 AM

Years ago , must be close to thirty I was starting my first garden I was using the Economy Jim Dandy with the roto tiller attachment and told my grandfather what I was doing . He gave my a small dirt plow to use on the Jim Dandys drawbar . After seeing more pictures in the brochures I got from my cousin I'm sure that plow belongs to this Walsh tractor . I'm glad the only thing I did to mount the plow o the Jim Dandy was drilling a 3/8" hole in the beam for a turnbuckle set up I came up with to set the angle .
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Posted August 15, 2016 - 09:01 AM

That's awesome getting that tractor AL


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Posted August 15, 2016 - 09:42 PM

What a fitting home for your Grandpa's tractor Al! I am sure that it will now get all of the love it needs to stay in good repair. :thumbs:


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 06:10 AM

Picture is smaller than the thumbnail.Hurry post up more pics lol
 
Looks really cool love the steel wheel tractors.


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 06:30 AM

Congrats i cant wait to see more pictures of this an hope to see it at a show in person sometime


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 06:45 AM

Thanks Alan ! Didn't remember there were 2 pictures of it lol Those were taken the day my friend and I stopped on the way home from a tractor show . Had to be 2007 or 08. I asked him if he wanted to see the garage my grandfather ran and uncle and cousin still running it . The house was right next door . Because my friend and I garden we asked my uncle what it was like living there . I think my grandparents moved there in 1940 He told about when he was little they had a cow or two , chickens , sheep plus more . The only garden I remember was about 30' x 100' which I always thought was big but there was another they talked about " the big garden " it was where they built the repair shop . I asked my uncle just how big was it ? He said about an acre ! I'll have to ask my uncle if this tractor was used there .
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Posted August 16, 2016 - 01:09 PM

That thing is Super cool.

 

I've been playing around with my old walk behind sickle mower.I put 1/2 tank of fuel in it's 1 quart tank and mowed down every weed within walking distance with it and it still has 1/4 tank.Mine has a smokey 4hp Clinton on it but I'm very very surprised how easy on gas the older small engines are.

 

Looked on ebay for a set of rings for mine and was very surprised how many sets there were forsale.And super cheap.

 

 

Going to put a set in her before I run it much longer.Funny thing though it starts 1st pull every time.1 pull with 1/2 choke and it's running.

 

Had my cart hooked to it yesterday and put it in on the high speed pulley.Was riding it around all over the place like a sulky lol.


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 08:15 PM

Great piece of family history, Al! Congrats and thanks for the story.

 

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