I am going to nominate my Toro here after bit.
Bad news, no good pics of the Toro on my camera cards and it's trapped in my shop. Either someone else took two good pics of it at Cochranton Plow Day or pics will have to wait til I dig the Toro out for the local show this upcoming weekend. With that said I am going to go ahead and post up the description and then edit the pics in later.
This is my 1967 Toro 10 HP Tractor. It was built the very first year after Toro bought Quick Manufacturing, so it used all the same parts. It has the original Kohler K241 (the 10 HP) and that is the best starting and smoothest engine I have. It will start up at a low idle and run and move the tractor at that same speed. It makes top gear feel like the granny low gear LOL. I bought this tractor a couple years ago from a friend of mine who I met online. He wasn't a big fan so for what he had in it and a trip to PA it was mine. He had done a few minor service things like new muffler, fresh grease, and use it.
The only thing that has been done to the tractor other than my shining up the fiberglass some with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is the grill was replaced. The original grill would have been fiberglass, and the one on it is cast iron. I suspect the original grill broke beyond repair in which the at the time owner located an alternate. The current grill was originally on a Montgomery Wards version of the Springfield and has traces of gold on the inside, but the outside was repainted to match the tractor's color better by the same owner that swapped it on. I have thought about changing to the correct grill but I probably never will because it will change the history and look of this awesome tractor. Only other thing on it not original are the FMC Bolens wheel weights, but the wheel weights were left in their original patina lol.
I love having the 4 speed Peerless with the granny low gear, great to have that extra torque, and low speed. I would love to give the machine a nice coat of paint but chances are I won't because there are too many others that need way more attention. I still have yet to re-repair the brakes from the Plow Day where I got really lucky to find the brake drum that fell off! Again lol! makes about the third or forth time that has happened between my buddy and mine's ownership of the tractor. I have a permanent fix to that issue, but have yet to do it. I think the Toro has had no brakes longer than it has had brakes in the last 3 years LOL.
Here is a pic that Steve took at plow day (I cropped it a little lol). I will get another pic later on though. I wanted to "Autocorrect" the brightness and contrast but I opted not to since when I do it the hood and fenderpan look like the sun LOL. Only tractor I can't "Autocorrect" lol.
Edited by wvbuzzmaster, July 03, 2011 - 06:49 PM.