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#1 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2017 - 04:11 PM

I have a 197(?) Montgomery wards 16hp variable speed.

We got this from a repo yard right next to my dads fab. shop.

they gave it to us for free, but it was missing a starter, and tires all around.

A year ago, a tree limb fell on it also, but only denting the hood.

So right away, we knew it had problems.

I rounded up some tires, but the rear ones on it now would not come with it if it sold.

I do have some turf tires, one has a slash, and one needs a new valve stem.

My Dad only got it for the two piece flo jet, as he needed one for his 2010 landlord we call the Lemon

But, when he brought it home, we started to look, and realized how nice it was actually, and how overbuilt they are.

So i bought it from him.

My plan was to save it, and possibly restore it, but now im saving for a truck, so im selling it along with alot of my other stuff.

If anyone on here would like to buy it, ill sell it, just make me an offer, if not, ill keep it.

And if worse comes to worse, ill scrap it, even though i absolutely hate scrapping tractors, so i prolly wont.

 

*DISCLAIMER*

I will NOT part this tractor out. I repeat, will NOT part out.

 

And now for the pictures.

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*When he brought it home*

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Edited by 637Yeoman, March 30, 2017 - 04:20 PM.

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#2 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2017 - 04:34 PM

For Sale items belong in the classifieds, not in the forums! I can move this for you.


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Posted March 30, 2017 - 04:40 PM

For Sale items belong in the classifieds, not in the forums! I can move this for you.

Its not necessarily for sale, but i would appreciate that, Thanks, Luke



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Posted March 30, 2017 - 04:53 PM

Had one in good condition, and the Briggs with no compression release gave me fits. Had a manual lift tiller and did a good job overall. However, the manual lift hurt my back and after that love for it was lost, began to abuse it more before finally giving it away. So... scrap? Lol
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Posted March 30, 2017 - 05:06 PM

That has the hard to find gear drive starter / internal alternator setup engine. Those start a lot easier. I have been looking for that setup locally but they are hard to come by.


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Posted March 30, 2017 - 05:08 PM

Had one in good condition, and the Briggs with no compression release gave me fits. Had a manual lift tiller and did a good job overall. However, the manual lift hurt my back and after that love for it was lost, began to abuse it more before finally giving it away. So... scrap? Lol

Negative Ghost Rider,that pattern is full ! Never scrap a vintage piece because you don't want it. There are those that do. 


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Posted March 30, 2017 - 05:14 PM

Negative Ghost Rider,that pattern is full ! Never scrap a vintage piece because you don't want it. There are those that do.

Never scraped it, but came close to it. I left it in a fence row and dealt it off to the next guy that wanted it, hook line sinker lol.
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Posted March 30, 2017 - 05:25 PM

Never scraped it, but came close to it. I left it in a fence row and dealt it off to the next guy that wanted it, hook line sinker lol.

Reminder to myself,If dealing with wvbuzzmaster think before you leap,do not want this :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted March 30, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Very tough built units and the Briggs engines are my favorite. Most of my AC garden tractors had these engines. Never had any problems with them not turning over with a starter generator. Maybe the gen had a problem?  I just paid around $75 for a dash off one of those last year. I don't agree with scrapping it but if you do at least save the engine, fuel tank, and steering wheel off of it.


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