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#1 MUDDAWG OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2011 - 10:04 PM

well, Ill try it again and plead for some info on this strange critter !
if no one knows anything........heres some weird pix anyway !

I cant find any markings besides the clinton engine ID
and two yellow bare feet stenciled on the belt cover
(previous owner painted them i guess )
it has a clean spot on the belt cover where a 18"x 4"sticker was

its creme and pale green not faded JD colors but it kinda resembles the colors and construction of some "ryan" landscaping equipment ive used and seen in the 80's

to gauge the height for ya the wheel is a 12-6

the spade bit in front of the drive wheel was turned backwards for the p.o. to move it easier

gotta luv the kickstand on it !

Id love to see pix of the attatchments that went to this and what the original use was
because ill probably fab up a cultivator/weeder for it

Im thinkin it was a plow for putting wire in the ground...maybe

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enjoy the pix, fellow gearheads
mike

Edited by MUDDAWG, July 26, 2011 - 10:07 PM.
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Posted July 26, 2011 - 10:50 PM

That looks a lot like my Plow Hoss, I found nine in yard sale, They were made to run the middles out. ????? Go to Plow Hoss , com I really like mine, Will try to get pics soon.
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Posted July 27, 2011 - 05:34 AM

Dale,
Here are a couple of pics from that site

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This looks like a newer version of what you have Muddawg, thanks Dale. I had no clue!
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Posted July 27, 2011 - 05:38 AM

Thanks for the pics. Now I know what one looks like. Thanks.
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Posted July 27, 2011 - 06:52 AM

Those are Very Cool Walk Behinds. Seen them at a show once but never used one or actually seen it in action. I'd say they are pretty rare to come by & certainly worth restoring.
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Posted July 27, 2011 - 08:01 AM

AWESOME ! ,...you guys rock !

I pulled the rope out of mine tuning the carb last nite
I gotta get that replaced and get this thing in some dirt , QUICK !

Im gonna check that link right now

thanks guys
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Posted July 27, 2011 - 08:38 PM

I really like mine for what i call running the middles or lay it by. I think mine has never been used much.

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 09:24 PM

These tractors all have there orgins with a company called Edko, in Iowa. The single wheeled one was called the Power Wheel, the two wheeled model went by the name Walking Tractor, and the important one was called Till-Trac. This last one was a combo tiller/walkbehind, where you took the tings off and installed wheels to pull other items. Ariens bought the rights to the Till-Trac in 1978, and possibly the whole company. The other two tractors seem to have gone out into the public, as the single wheeled model has shown up under a couple of other name, disappeared then resurfaced once again. I have not found any of the Walking Tractor models since about 1978 in any ads. In the trade marks listing all three models are posted as dead. I own both the single wheel, and a Walking Tractor. A picture of the latter is in my gallery photos. This company existed from about 1974 to 1978 in Des Moines Iowa.
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 12:53 PM

well, over the weekend I replaced the rope and serviced the recoil on my horse
while i was at it I clocked (turned ) the recoil so I can pull it from the working position behind the handlebars

I used a piece of thick sheetmetal with a eyebolt from a pushmower
bolted with the throttle bolt

I was looking for paint schemes on this model and cannot find a green and white one
is mine a "row buster mule" or a "boss hoss plow" ?
I found refference to several models but no pics....Im gettin ready for rust prevention on her and would like to know to remain original as I can

I watched a vid on the net and saw a well used hoss with a dry and stretched chain...if yall want the chains and sprockets to last on theese machines , chain lube should be used regularly...3 bucks now will save you 50 in the near future

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:13 PM

Mike, nice improvements going there. Why not just paint it 'Plum Crazy Purple'. That would get some attention going.

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 07:06 AM

I think you're going to have to make your best guess on the color scheme. Try taking a bolt out or two and see if you can find a paint chip under there that's still intact.

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 08:30 AM

from what I can tell is the green and white is the original paint job
I really wish i could have found the sticker that blew off this winter that had the name on it

well kenny whadaya think about pink and black zebra stripes ! ! ? ?

I changed out the engine and gearbox oils , wire brushed the rust off the pulleys , measured the clutch spring and belt for
replacement purposes
I fine tuned the carb but now Ive found a leak in the fuel tank and not up high enough to leave alone

well thats on tap asap
thanks for your responses guys,
mike

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 07:20 AM

OK ,
I managed to find my epoxy collection and I have used "plastic welder" on similar plastics with poor results (was not a gas tank though )
Today I chose some 2 ton 30 min all purpose epoxy to find out if its any better

seems to have gripped well to the sandpaper scuffed area, cleaned with alcohol, set up overnight...
lets see if she likes gasoline !


PM UPDATE :
no leaks , maybe thatll hold until a replacement tank can be found

replaced the clutch spring... before it broke even !

found out my mule has been running an odd width belt , that my suppliers cant get
but with some examination the slightly larger belt will work fine

they also had a 9" cultivator sweep that should be a crabgrass foe !

mike

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Posted August 04, 2011 - 07:07 AM

Hope the tank holds for a while. Hey, green and white would be okay with me, don't think the pink and black would be very appealing to most folks nor the purple. Good luck with it.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 09:04 PM

I went thru and cleaned the carb up real good
I went looking for a couple of carb parts and they seemed unobtainum
but i may not have chosen the right parts guy for lookup, ill try the boss next trip
it runs fine for now but id like for it to be fresh

I armourall'ed the tire with several coats after a good scrubbing
Its a new goodyear "USA" so I want it to last,...and I dont want to see it dry rotted in a couple of years
sun does a number on rubber around here and real quick on the chineese stuff
and a new 12-6 is 55 bucks and not even american

I need to raise the handlebars a little for easier manuverability

It seems a little too fast for me I may look around for a 2" pulley to trade for the 3" thats on there now
(I know the speed is controlled by the throttle )
but Ill still try my idea...more power too, OH, OH, OH !

The one legged horse got some long looks while i was driving around the yard
with neighbors shakin' their heads...LOLOL !

not much left to do except for some paint...but thats usually a winter thing

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