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#1 El Exorcisto OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 08:44 PM

My dad and I just lucked into a pair of two wheelers for $150. He is keeping the Midland Montgomery Wards, and I am taking the Garden Aid. I'll have pictures up sometime tomorrow evening, but I was wondering what a cheap source of new or lightly used 5.00x12 knobby tires would be. The rubber on it is usable but I wouldn't mind a newer set before winter.

It is the deluxe model with the 2.5 hp Clinton w/ gear reduction. It came with a cultivator and a plow that had been modified to fit the hitch. I am going to look at, and maybe pick up a David Bradley sickle bar that I'll be modifying to bolt up on the Garden Aid. Then sometime before snow flies I am going to be reworking a home made snow plow from an old frankentractor. It's going to be a fun, dirty summer.

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 08:47 PM

Welcome to GTT.

Miller tire is a good sorce.

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 08:59 PM

You could also check to see is somewhere like Tractor Supply has wheelbarrow tires that would fit. I know they have them in different treads and I would assume they would be close to the same size. Miller Tire is another good source and so is ebay.

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 11:10 PM

Check Ebay, usually find 5.00-12 ags and the price per pair should be under $100. Great deal on getting a tractor.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 04:23 AM

El Exorcisto,:welcometogttalk:
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Welcome. Will be waiting for the pics.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 10:54 PM

As promised, here are a few pics. I am painting the frame, shrouds, and air cleaner red. The engine and exhaust are flat high heat black. I'm leaving the slider and hitch black since they are already black and caked with oil, keeping them quite rust free. The high speed jet is made of steel and all rusty, so a NOS carb is already in the mail from ebay. Once I get that replaced and the paint job done I am going to put together a 3-reel gang mounted on the front, and maybe a swivel platform to stand on while I mow.

You can see the pulley shroud on the slabwood pile in the background.

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This thing is absolutely ridiculous. I'm fairly certain I could pull my friend's Cub Cadet, backwards, while mowing his grass with my little 2.5hp Clinton.




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