Unknown tiller with Wisconsin AENL engine
Posted August 27, 2011 - 08:18 PM
The only thing I have been able to identify so far is the engine.
Wisconsin 9.2 HP
Spec No: 150865
Serial No: 5367136
Produced Year: 1974
There is an almost new sticker on the tiller that says "Oregon Manufacturing Co" but not sure if it is even relevant.
Does anyone know who built this?
Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:09 AM
Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:29 AM
Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:14 AM
Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:22 AM
Looks like a solid machine and I like the depth gauge on it. Thanks for sticking around and posting your update to the thread.
Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted August 28, 2011 - 08:08 AM
That should be a fairly sturdy unit if it was made to be rented out. Does it run?
The thing is built like a Russian tank. I guess the steel framework is just to protect the engine when some careless renter crashes it into something. I have not tried to start it yet. Looks like it has been collecting dust for a while.
Posted August 28, 2011 - 08:35 AM
Someone gave it to my friend earlier in the day and I guess he started having second thoughts while driving home with it (Like; just what I need, another project!) and he decided to offer it to me. So now I own a MANG.
Is it yours or are you fixing it for someone
Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:39 PM
Posted September 02, 2011 - 02:24 AM
any up dates on the Mang tiller,
Its alive! Just had to clean up the points and add new fuel.
Although it runs good, there seems to be a few basic design issues with the tiller itself. I suppose it could be the operator, but not to sure since information about the tiller is not available. Some examples include:
A) Plow depth; the tines only extend 4" from the tiller shaft.
B) Plow width; plows only a 12" path.
C) Single forward speed; when engaged, must walk fast to keep up. The tines skip across dirt.
D) All weight is centered over the drive wheels, no weight to hold down the tiller.
E) Very top heavy on uneven ground.
Perhaps this is why Mang no longer exists?
BTW: Mang was founded by Otto A Mang.
Posted September 02, 2011 - 06:14 AM
it makes me think two wheel tractor also, the tiller may be an accessory and may have come with other accessories/attachments,
just a thought or two, i may be way off,
Posted September 11, 2011 - 12:58 AM
Posted September 11, 2011 - 07:24 AM
Posted September 11, 2011 - 07:33 AM