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#1 vandura93 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 02:10 PM

Hi Everyone iam new to this site but i have a Moto Mower model #6020-100 Serial # SAMPLE, it was my fathers and i have had it since 1984 stored in my shed and iam looking to restore it ,it was run about 8 years ago and put back in the shed,will need axel seals and the like and carb linkage is in need of repair, mower deck is in good condition alittle rust but no rust thru, she starts and runs but you have to play with the the linkage, i think something is missing, looking for information on this tractor, i just thought it funny, it's serial #says SAMPLE, also any though on year it might be ?, mine does not have the belt guard on the right side as the tractor above , Thank You in advance for any help with this tractor.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 06:53 PM

I may be wrong here, but it sounds like you have a demonstrator unit. Many manufacturers had units they would send out to dealers to show in action. Most just pulled them off the line, but some would have made them known. The Farmall line painted their demo units opposite colors. ( white body with red accents )

If it's not a demo, it may be pre production run. A test unit they made to look for bugs or weak spots before they built more of them. Either way, it's unique and deserving of saving. What engine is in it? Maybe another unit had the same gov linkage.

By the way, I am moving this post to it's own thread, you have a better chance of finding your answers that way.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 07:00 PM

Hi
Welcome to GTT.

Sounds like you've got something really interesting there.
Sorry, but I can't help answer your ???s, but there are some members here that are right up to
speed on the Motomowers. I'm sure they'll be along.

Some pictures would be very helpful.
Plus, we love pictures.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 07:08 PM

I don't know the history on MotoMowers very well, but I am sure someone else will know better than me. I do think you have something valuable, do not sell it!

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 08:56 PM

Thank you for your help.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 09:03 PM

Thanks All for your help,i'll try to take some pictures this week,and then figure out to post them on here and she has a briggs engine i believe,thanks joe.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 11:04 PM

Serial number "SAMPLE" is really interesting.

I haven't found any serial number/year cross-reference listings for moto-mowers.
If the motor appears to be original - it should be a 6hp briggs.
They have 3 sets of numbers: model type code. The code should be YYMMDD<factory>.
From that you may be able to guess the year. I'm guessing early 1960s.

I have a 6020 - based on the motor, I'm guessing 1967.
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Posted September 03, 2011 - 09:50 PM

Bubba 010.jpg this is my tractor and deck and the deck has sample for serial too,it is in better shape than i thought ,my motor is a briggs and the numbers on the shrould is 147402 0157 02 6603041, the motor looks to be orginal and in good shape,just the carb linkage needs work,there is a few brackets that mount to the tractor for the deck to attach it they are not in the pictures but have them,she is not pretty but she was a work horse,i have other pictures on photobucket,i don't know the limit here and am new to uploading photos so please bear with me,i hope this can help for information on my tractor,thank you , joe. vandura93 is for photobucket.com ps. the model # tag says Dana corporation indiana and canada.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 10:08 PM

Bubba 015.jpg a few more pictures of my moto mower.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 10:35 PM

The date code indicates March 1966.

From what I've learned, Dura Corporation had offices in Ingersoll Ontario and Richmond Indiana.
Around 1958/9, Moto-mower (a subsidiary of Dura) bought the garden tractor division from Porter Cable.
Unconfirmed - their tractors may have been built in Florida.


It appears to be in great shape - especially the deck.


I think you have a real gem there.
I see tire chains. You wouldn't happen to have a matching plow or snow thrower?
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 12:11 AM

Thank you, no snow blower, or plow yet, i'll have to look around the house,there was a spare front axel and tires ,the house is still in the family and trying to clean out 60 years of collecting things, the axel is most likely outside in the yard and not in good shape,but the tractor was inside all these years. and if i get lucky may find other parts.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 11:55 AM

:Dhere's mine when it was mine:D

runs very well considering the glaze thats on the cylinder, and doesn't burn any oil:smile1:
nice strong little tractor. soon to get a 10hp diesel from the princess :sleep:

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Posted September 09, 2011 - 02:39 PM

was wondering if anyone has a spare belt guard for my mower or pictures of one so i can make one , Thanks for all of your help,joe. also does anyone know who made the transaxel?

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Posted September 09, 2011 - 11:25 PM

My understanding is that Moto-mower made their own transaxles. They were built amazingly well.

Part of the belt cover may be easily replicated - a simple 3-sided box.
The front part has a stamped shape that fits over the crankshaft. This may be a bit tougher to replicate.
As for used - I haven't been looking, but I don't recall seeing any.
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Posted September 10, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Bubba 017.jpg Thank You Motobreeder,was just tryin the easy route,i made one for my 1967 JD 15 years ago ,i like making one off things,i've looked all over and not even seen one, a pattern for the pully should'nt be too hard for the transaxel will have to take it apart to see the type of seals it has,just bought a spare one for my JD and took it apart and put new seals in it and while it is apart bead blasted all external parts and primed and painted it Thanks joe.
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