Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Help Identify this tractor


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 lmtk5 OFFLINE  

lmtk5

    New Member

  • New Member
  • Member No: 3845
  • 0 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Latrobe PA

Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:03 PM

I have what I believe to be a Montgomery Wards Gilson tractor. It has a 18hp briggs, a 4 speed transaxle. The deck has an electric motor to ste the deck height, I found the serial # plate but the #'s are very hard to read but this appears to be what it reads: Serial# 312681670, Model# GIL33480A. The model # may not be accurate but thats all i could make of it. Thanks for your help

photo.jpg

Attached Thumbnails

  • tractor.jpg
  • tractor 2.jpg


#2 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,519 Thanks
  • 39,737 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted June 02, 2011 - 06:47 PM

:welcome:
That's a face only a mother could love. LOL I can't offer assistance for your #'s, but looks to be a well built tractor. Hope someone comes along with some answers for you.
  • lmtk5 said thank you

#3 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,335 Thanks
  • 28,642 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted June 02, 2011 - 07:16 PM

With the gil prefix, yes, it's a Gilson built machine.

Looks just like a 16 hp Wards I am watching.

Wish I could help more, WVBUZZMASTER owns one I believe, hopefully he will chime in.

And :welcome: to GTTalk, thanks for the pics.
  • lmtk5 said thank you

#4 lmtk5 OFFLINE  

lmtk5

    New Member

  • New Member
  • Member No: 3845
  • 0 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Latrobe PA

Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:09 PM

Thanks Kenny. The thing is built like a tank. I've had it for a couple years and can honestly say it is very well engineered.

MH81, Thanks for the info. I recommend buying one if you've found one. Mine has just been taken out of lawn mowing duties as i plan on restoring or selling it.

#5 lmtk5 OFFLINE  

lmtk5

    New Member

  • New Member
  • Member No: 3845
  • 0 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Latrobe PA

Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:53 PM

Ok I think I have the model number narrowed down to a 33180A. Any idea what year it might be?

#6 caseguy OFFLINE  

caseguy

    Connoisseur of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 906
  • 1,624 Thanks
  • 5,600 posts
  • Location: Edinburg, PA

Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:32 PM

:wave: lmtk5 Welcome to GTtalk! We're glad to have you here with us! I'm sorry that I can't offer any help that hasn't already been given. Just wanted to say Hi and hope that you get the answers you seek!
  • lmtk5 said thank you

#7 bhts OFFLINE  

bhts

    Bob's Lawn and Garden Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 945
  • 1,415 Thanks
  • 2,118 posts
  • Location: ohio

Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:35 PM

welcome and enjoy the site.
  • lmtk5 said thank you

#8 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted June 02, 2011 - 10:17 PM

Imtk5,

First off, Welcome to GTtalk.

Secondly, I found a year model list somewhere and I will try to find it again. I have a couple of Gilson's, but they are older than the one you have. Gilson's are a great tractor for lots of different chores. Good Luck, and I will find that list for you.
  • lmtk5 said thank you

#9 lmtk5 OFFLINE  

lmtk5

    New Member

  • New Member
  • Member No: 3845
  • 0 Thanks
  • 4 posts
  • Location: Latrobe PA

Posted June 02, 2011 - 10:23 PM

Thanks Texas Deere and Horse. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

#10 tractorgarden ONLINE  

tractorgarden

    Junk Whisperer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 2291
  • 1,277 Thanks
  • 1,432 posts
  • Location: northwest pa

Posted June 03, 2011 - 12:19 AM

:welcometogttalk: I could tell you what good beer was brewed Latrobe, Shawn

#11 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted June 03, 2011 - 04:33 AM

Imtk5,:welcometogttalk:
Glad to have you with us.

#12 earthworm OFFLINE  

earthworm

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 3777
  • 3 Thanks
  • 19 posts

Posted June 10, 2011 - 01:18 AM

A man in the Cly-Goldsboro-Etters area is trying to sell what I think is a Gilson garden tractor. The seat is on steel "leaf" springs, the entire rear pivots up to reveal a huge hydro transmission with an oil filter and a mini disk brake...I've never seen a rear axle housing built as strongly as this on a "mini-tractor". A 15 or 18 HP twin flat head is used, the steering wheel angle is bus like.....and is the steering ever sloppy( in need of repair,tuning)
$100, needs a battery, a belt or two, a seat(of course).

#13 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

NUTNDUN

    Lost in Cyber Space

  • Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3
  • 10,266 Thanks
  • 15,618 posts
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted June 10, 2011 - 05:06 AM

A man in the Cly-Goldsboro-Etters area is trying to sell what I think is a Gilson garden tractor. The seat is on steel "leaf" springs, the entire rear pivots up to reveal a huge hydro transmission with an oil filter and a mini disk brake...I've never seen a rear axle housing built as strongly as this on a "mini-tractor". A 15 or 18 HP twin flat head is used, the steering wheel angle is bus like.....and is the steering ever sloppy( in need of repair,tuning)
$100, needs a battery, a belt or two, a seat(of course).


$100 isn't a bad price at all. Could be an Onan in it. Would love to see pics if you get it.

#14 earthworm OFFLINE  

earthworm

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 3777
  • 3 Thanks
  • 19 posts

Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:38 PM

$100 isn't a bad price at all. Could be an Onan in it. Would love to see pics if you get it.


Well, I do have the camera, but never figured out how to "develope" the pics, much less post 'em....learning disabilities....
There is some rotted sheet metal under the front, the battery is huge, maybe a # 27, or a 24...from a Ford or Chevrolet it seems.
18 hp is it, a second look.....there seem to be no leaks... I once owned a Hudson Jet with no leaks, a $100 buy back in "71 or 2...The Gil is similar (shapewise). In need of new tires, and so forth..
Am I nuts, at age 71, for even thinking of buying it ?
The M-F 85 also needs work as does the house and garden, and I have 1,600 old records to play and transfer to CDs..

#15 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,335 Thanks
  • 28,642 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted June 13, 2011 - 04:05 AM

Am I nuts, at age 71, for even thinking of buying it ?
The M-F 85 also needs work as does the house and garden, and I have 1,600 old records to play and transfer to CDs..


If it's savable, offer a little less and save it for when you have time.
What is the avg length of a 33 rpm LP? 30 minutes per side? You could drop the needle, run out, turn a couple of bolts and be back before the static & clicks ant the end.

I have a bunch of records I want to do as well, but they are waiting for my other hobbies to get caught up.




Top