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#1 mowerboy90 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2017 - 09:49 PM

Picked this up last weekend for only $120. Turned out to be a 1978. Stumbled across it looking for an 80s MW mower my parents had that i rode as a kid and couldn't pay it up.  Runs, drives and cuts really well. Plan is just to clean it up and use it. Hope to maybe come across a snowblade, blower or tiller for it eventually. These suckers are kind of hard to find much info on but i did manage to find the manual online. Just seems like there's not many like this one floating around online. 
 

Need to get better pictures after i get it cleaned up. Having a buddy straighten the dent out of the hood for me so it'll have to be after i get that back from him.

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Posted September 21, 2017 - 11:36 PM

Welcome to GTT. That looks like a Gillson made tractor. Check our Manuals Section for any manuals that you need. There may be some catalog cuts and brouchures to see what the attachments look like. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted September 22, 2017 - 03:20 AM

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Posted September 22, 2017 - 06:29 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor.


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Posted September 22, 2017 - 07:30 AM

Welcome to the forum.  Looks like to found a good looking old machine.  Clen them up and use them is my theory too.  What part of Ia you from?  I am towards the SW corner on #34.


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Posted September 25, 2017 - 05:36 PM

Welcome to GTT. That looks like a Gillson made tractor. Check our Manuals Section for any manuals that you need. There may be some catalog cuts and brouchures to see what the attachments look like. Good Luck, Rick

MTD according to model number. Had already found the manual on MTD's site but i will check to see if there is any extra info i can get from your recommendation thanks!

 

Welcome to the forum.  Looks like to found a good looking old machine.  Clen them up and use them is my theory too.  What part of Ia you from?  I am towards the SW corner on #34.

Thank you! So far seems to be in pretty good shape looks and running wise. I am from the SE side along Illinois border on highway 34 also



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Posted September 26, 2017 - 06:34 AM

Never seen a Wards like that.  It may not be Gilson built, the engine sideways like a Wheel Horse has me stumped.  As far as I know, Gilson hadn't done that since the 60's with the C series.  I wonder if it may be an MTD or AYP?  Interesting machine none the less, I like the one off ones.


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Posted October 29, 2017 - 07:04 PM

This is an old topic but...

That thing is exactly the same as my MTD 148-860A. Clone to the T except for coloring...

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