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#1 oldiron1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2017 - 10:09 PM

I saw this with a 2 cylinder Wisconsin repower at a local show and thought I'd take a few pictures. Enjoy!

Thanks Rob

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Posted October 23, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Nice


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Posted October 23, 2017 - 11:19 PM

That should have a 2 cyl Stover air-cooled on it. I'm still looking for an engine for mine. They had an RD 5 with a Briggs Z. I've often wondered if I could cram 2 Zs under the hood.  Here is a link to the thread on my tractor.

 

http://gardentractor...actor/?hl=+r2d5


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 08:22 AM

​That Wisconsin has the hand crank pins still in place. 



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Posted October 24, 2017 - 04:45 PM

Cool tractor! Thank good it's not an R2D2!


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Posted October 24, 2017 - 05:52 PM

I see why someone put a Wisconsin on her.  Good luck trying to find an original Stover engine. Stover Manufacturing and Engine Co. made engines from 1927-1939 and went out of business in 1942.

 

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That thing looks really narrow.  Is it just the tall skinny tires or are they really narrow?  I would be afraid of rolling it over. Looks very top heavy with that big old twin cylinder Wisconsin sitting up there.

 

 

Did Shaw make a tractor with a 4 cylinder flat head Continental in it?  I know where 1 is sitting but it may be a custom job. Doesn't look like it is though. Same rounded frame in the front and it has Shaw embossed on the hood.


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Posted October 25, 2017 - 07:28 PM

The largest engine used on the RD Series tractors was the 8HP Wisconsin AH which is quite large physically.  The Continental powered tractor must have been someone's creation.  Can you post some pictures of it?  One of my friends has an N8 which someone repowered with a Toyota engine and automatic transmission.  Whoever did it did a real nice job.  Picture enclosed of my RD-8

 

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Posted October 29, 2017 - 09:58 AM

Nice tractor Cliff...Is that a 4 ft. Cutter bar?I notice the smaller Shaws had a lot of engine setback.I would think they would rear up pretty easy if you weren't careful .Did they make a bolt-on counterweight for the front of the frame?

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Posted October 31, 2017 - 03:49 PM

The front wheels on the RD-series, HY-series, and the R7 weigh over 100 pounds without the tires and rims. they stay on the ground pretty good.  The later R-series have lighter weight wheels and usually need front wheel weights which was a Shaw option.  Shaw also stated that a weight could be placed on the front of the frame to help keep the front end down.  A 100 pound frame weight was an option, but I have never seen one.  I have seen quite a few weights attached to the tractor frames by owners, usually a six inch channel iron with cement blocks, or a piece of railroad rail.  The cutter bar is 42 inches.  A 60 inch bar was an option.

 

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Posted November 01, 2017 - 02:04 PM

Thanks for the info Cliff....Ted.




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