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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 06:08 AM

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Ignore the cub cadet.

Ive searched alll over google, cant find any info on the yardman. Ive only found a couple pics of similar ones nut they were more hp and hydrostat, this is a "11/4" (11hp/4sp)

Its one of my small collection of junk but holds sentimental value, anyone know around what year and any other info on them??
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Posted August 17, 2016 - 06:37 AM

Welcome aboard.

Almost looks like a Gilson flavor, or maybe Ariens? Im not sure myself, Im sure someone here will know for sure.

Very cool, thanks for sharing it with us, I have never seen one like that particular model in that make before! ;)

Edited by stiemmy, August 17, 2016 - 06:39 AM.

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:00 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Can you get a better close up pic of this? Looks similar to the Wards tractors made by Gilson to me.


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:05 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !
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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:17 AM

Tractor is an MTD 8xx/9xx series. I believe the smallest motor they came with was a 14 horse? Any chance it's repowered?

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:20 AM

I wish i could. Right now its tucked away in the back corner of my dads polebarn littrally buried underneath mounds of random stuff. Hopefully soon i can dig it out. That pic was taken like, 12 years ago or more lol.

All i know about it is its old. Its heavy as hell, and built like a tank. It hasnt ran pry since 93 or 94. I pulled it out when i was 16ish with hopes of getting it running, back then i didnt know enough, now i do :)

I noticed the ford in your avatar, i have an old LT8 myself that is also on the to do list.
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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:20 AM

Nope, it says "11/4" on the side and "11hp" on the hood

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:28 AM

http://gardentractor...ummer-brochure/

 

There is info & specs for a Model 14910 - 11hp - 4-speed tractor in this brochure.

 

You can compare it to what you have.  --- This is a 1979 brochure.

 

 

Also, welcome to GTT.


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:44 AM

I downloaded the file but the brochure wont show :/ the pic on the download page looks just like it though

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:48 AM

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Ignore the cub cadet.

Ive searched alll over google, cant find any info on the yardman. Ive only found a couple pics of similar ones nut they were more hp and hydrostat, this is a "11/4" (11hp/4sp)

Its one of my small collection of junk but holds sentimental value, anyone know around what year and any other info on them??

 

 

Welcome to GTtalk!  glad u founf this site! 

 

if it is original motor, sometimes u can get the model-serial number off of the motor  and look it up and get close to the born on date.....year of mfg


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 07:56 AM

I downloaded the file but the brochure wont show :/ the pic on the download page looks just like it though

 

When I click on the green "DOWNLOAD" button, a small box opens at the bottom of my screen asking if I want to "OPEN" or "SAVE" the pdf file.

 

If I click on "OPEN" the brochure opens in Adobe reader.   ....I'm on Windows 7.



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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:05 AM

Yardman tractor.jpg Yardman Tractor Specs.jpg

 

I'm not too good with computers, but let's try this.

 

They are screen shots of the brochure pages.

 

 

EDIT:  Well, that didn't work too well.  - Sorry!


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:13 AM

attachicon.gifYardman tractor.jpgattachicon.gifYardman Tractor Specs.jpg

 

I'm not too good with computers, but let's try this.

 

They are screen shots of the brochure pages.

 

 

EDIT:  Well, that didn't work too well.  - Sorry!

I went in and got some better shots for you guys. Thanks for posting the brochure location.

 

ScreenShot045.jpg     ScreenShot046.jpg


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:15 AM

Welcome to the site. Nice tractor. While looking in the brochure, I noticed that model 14995 would be quite the tractor.

Noel

Edited by propane1, August 17, 2016 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:18 AM

That helped a bit, but its kinda blurry, im on an old galaxy s3 so thats pry why it wont work...

Nearest i can tell it said there was an 11 hp/4sp built, however, mine has the front end like the hydrostatic ones pictured below the gear drive one.

I did look up the engine code years ago, said (if i did it right) it was a 76 motor, im not a briggs historian but wouldnt a 76 be a white cover not a black cover engine?

My dad bought the thing when i was very little, pry 3 or so, i remember he bought it from a guy who dealt in used mowers, IIRC it had a 46 inch deck (possibly 42, 40 something), this woulda been in the very early 90s, so the thing was only 10 or 12 years old at the time. It doesnt looked hacked up or messed with in any way, and its actuallly (minus the little bit of surface rust on the hood and missing seat foam) in really well preserved shape.

Is it possibly some sort of unicorn?




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