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Posted October 19, 2011 - 02:27 AM

Awesome, thats real two wheeled power!!!. What a lot of people dont get is those tractors are lifetime machines, unlike the throw away ones built in the US. Sure we had lots of models and attachments, but those tractors are like fine cars, made to last generations. Another point here is that most of there farms are whats called small holdings, where a man only had say 25 acres and this is the machine that works the ground best and that you could afford. I would love to be able to bring some over here and play for a while. My 37 Handiman is a big tough tractor, but those units made mine looks a stick and a spoon.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 02:56 AM

Those are some nice two-wheelers. I'd like to have any/all of them!

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 06:27 AM

They look like they are pretty easy to handle win you know what you are doing
but they have to weigh a ton

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 02:26 PM

Monkey Wards Chor Trac with 3.5 horse Lawson engine, cast iron wheel weights, and reverse.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 12:56 AM

ok am i seeing another set of the those weights??? Havent seen any in over 10 yrs and now 3 people have them. I have to get out in the trailer and match up my numbers to the ones posted before.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 05:11 AM

This 2 wheel tractor thread is one I look forward to reading . I don't have one of my own but maybe some day . Also like the way they had so many attachments to go with them .

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 05:31 AM

Oh, don't I love and remember the two wheelers....

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 04:45 PM

Lauber, what weights have you so intrigued?

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 05:17 PM

Do you have a close up pic of the ones on the Monkey ward

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:45 AM

I can get a pic here shortly. I was just unclear if you guys were looking at the DB weights in the back of the pic or the Wards ones in front.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 11:09 AM

yes its your Wards ones im interested in. If you can see if theres a casting number on the outside face. Thanks.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 12:08 PM

finally got my wards home,here is a close up of the back of weight,and the same one i had earlier,had not noticed,a casting of a L with a circle around it on the front of the weight,no casting number on the back just a ink stamp and they were originally orange

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 12:49 PM

Ok the story of the weights!!!! In 59' DB made the suburban line, and as part of the attachments they made a factory dual wheel kit, 91760615. I have one tractor here with this setup, and found the info and numbers for it in a manual for a 62' tractor. Looking at the three sets of weights that have been pictured by new restorer, littledeere, and Gtractor i thought i had found out where they orignally came from, as the Wards/Midland models pictured here are all older than my suburbans. I got mine aprt today, but found no casting numbers, and the cutout part of mine is larger than the ones pictures, so it looks like i get to search some more, dangit:wallbanging: I do a lot of research on tractors and parts, and i dont like to come right out and say something is something unless i factually know it. Sorry it took me so long to be able to tell the rest of the story.

On another side of this story, looks like we have a whole group of what appears to be weights for the Midland styled Wards tractor. The Simplicity/Wards tractor always seems to have a flat weight. New Restorers, find of numbers painted to the back of his is way cool, and should positively id them as plow trac weights, way to go man!!!:bounce:I'm pretty sure that the other two pairs are going to be the same, might not have the painted numbers, but look to be dead on. This also means that you could do the same as the suburban and dual up your wheels for that awesome look.:smile1: Its always good to find out new info on the machines, as theres not many factory people left out there to give you any answers.
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Ok tell me you took some pics of the DB weights please

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:12 PM

littledeere, no pics of the DB weights [yet] but I could get some when it gets light out. Didn't see your post until after dark. I CAN tell you they are on 15 inch wheels instead of 16 incherz.

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Here is the close up of the Chor Trac weights. My notch for the valve stem clearance looks bigger than new restorers. I couldn't find the pics of littledeeres weights. Although these weights are mounted on a Midland built tractor they came with a Simplicity built tractor with the real tranny, not just the belt changer for speeds. I don't see any numbers on them.




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