Old Midland, need some info
Posted June 20, 2011 - 11:05 PM
Is the Lausen engine original? Does anyone have any idea how old it is?
His still has the original rubber on it, and it looks like it's in brand new condition. We need to get a classier looking air cleaner at some point, but it already runs really well. He mainly got it for dragging feed and building material up the hill behind his house, and to drag firewood down. Plowing and harrowing are on the menu too, but just for cutting in the garden every year.
Posted June 20, 2011 - 11:42 PM
The front plate looks different than mine. There's no attachment point for the plow or reel mower. I think it may have had a transplant & needed a place for the mounts. But they did a great job. As for power, I think you'll be fine, put some weights & chains on it tho... before I did, mine would "wobble" on hillsides. Kinda get to lurching under load and wanted to rock back and forth a little. Especially if your pull wasn't straight.
BTW, that handle in the middle is a "Reverse" knob. It would pull a friction disc against the belt somehow & cause a reverse rotation. Looks like that part is gone.
Posted June 21, 2011 - 12:36 AM
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Posted June 24, 2011 - 08:15 AM
There are some clear pics showing how front-mount attachments hook up.
The Lauson engine is from the 1950's to very early 1960's. .....Lauson was purchased by Tecumseh in the early-mid 1960's.
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Posted June 24, 2011 - 10:30 AM
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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:20 PM
Posted July 02, 2011 - 11:09 PM
It sure looks like a Wards Plow Track with a replaced engine to me.
Same thing. The Midland branded tractors were painted green. The Montgomery Ward plow trac was the same tractor, painted orange.