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#1 rustyknutt OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 11:32 AM

Im looking for a few really older model walk behind garden tractors on ebay or swap meets/garage sales.   I ve found this walk behind on Craigslist.   Its a Toro Walk Behind.   The ad doesnt say what year or millenium it is.  Thats why i m asking for a bit of help on the year guess...when this is build.

What i really am puzzled about though....is the motor.  Does anyone have an idea WHAT it is, when it was made approx, and if it doesnt run...would it be fixable such as magneto parts / engine parts availablity?   

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Welcome to the forum. What you are looking at is a Planet Jr tractor with a Toro engine. If you look between the 2 front engine mount bolts in your second pic, it looks like the P-Jr tag is still there. The info from that will tell us more. The tin work that covers the gears is missing. That won't be real easy to find without locating a parts tractor. The engine parts are about the same. The engine tag is behind the muffler and will give the engine model. I'm thinking model FT or HT by the engine but the wheels don't look right for either of those. The engine is probably late 30s or early 40s. See if you can get the info from both tags.


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Here is a manual for the Toro engine.  http://gardentractor...-engine-manual/


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:08 PM

Looks to me to be a hopeless project.  I thnk i ll leave in down in Kalamazoo Mi on craigslist.  thanks for your help everyone.



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:32 PM

its accurately an even better tractor than Doug thinks. Its an HT with high clearance wheels. Very few of those wheels around. I'd love to add it here, but I just don't have any more room for big tractors like that one.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 09:19 AM

To me, the wheels don't look any taller than standard. I did go to the Craigslist ad mentioned and found a couple more pictures. The handlebars confirm it's an HT. The wheels show spaced out for extra width maybe instead of extra height. Was it necessary to have the sheet metal off to use those wheels? The biggest thing I questioned was the cast cleat wheels on that era of tractor. I thought by then that they had all went to the flat wheels with bolt on cleats.

 

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Posted October 17, 2016 - 06:25 PM

ill have to see if I can find the info page for those wheels. They were designed to work the muck land soils, and that's why they have an extension band bolted to the inner cast wheel. Since the tractor is in Kalamazoo, it all make sense to me, as just north of there are huge muck lands, going west all the way to the lakefront area.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 09:34 PM

ok after talking with some fellow PJ collectors tonite, here what we know. The standard rims are 28" in steel, these muckland ones a 4" taller, and the High clearance ones which only came in rubber were 5.25X21. The rims on this tractor are where the value is, as its missing several things I can see to make it a complete working one again. The wheels would fit on any HT tractor also, and were factory recommended for use with the 4 gang seeder like I have.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Sounds like you need those, Jeff.  ROADTRIP!!


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Posted October 18, 2016 - 04:49 PM

ya I really only want the wheels, and that's a lot for a set of them.



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Posted October 31, 2016 - 08:59 PM

Jeff did you ever go for a road trip
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Posted November 01, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Jeff did you ever go for a road trip

no too much going on here to get away, and I don't really have any extra places right now to store another bigger one.







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