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Got the Wards walk behind home today


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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:03 PM

The son and I got the Montgomery Wards walk behind and all the attachments that came with it home today. It started on the 4 pull after draining the gas out of the tank and putting in fresh gas. The carb stills needs some TLC. Had to keep the choke slightly closed to keep it running but run it did was able to load and unload under its own power. That made me very happy:smile1:. This is going to provide a few hours of entertainment and some head scratching to see what I can come up with to add to the rig. More later as things progress.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:06 PM

Thanks for the update, please post some pictures when you get the chance.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:09 PM

Sorry about that but there are pictures posted in the members section under brokenfeather. That was a bunch of work today for an old feller. I'm tired.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:18 PM

OK, Thanks. I have a Plow-Trac that I'm restoring, hopefully I will finish it this winter.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:26 PM

Glad to hear it's home safe and sound.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 09:16 PM

I wouldnt get in a big hurry to work over the carb. Lots of time you can put a little sea foam with the gas and it will come out of it. Running a gas with a little alcohol in it will also break up the old crud, and sometimes you dont have to spend any money on a rebuild kit.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 09:21 PM

Glad to know that you have your walk behind home. Great to hear that you had it running. Keep us updated.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 09:31 PM

went and looked at your pictures..........very nice load. The mowing deck is a hot item, most of them didnt hold up well and got pieces broken out of the front or sides by hitting stuff. The sickle is one of the heavy duty types, usally found with the Wards/Midland style tractor. Shouldnt be hard to find a roller drum with those measurements to use as a donor. Nice to see another 2 wheeled tractor survive.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:46 AM

Brokenfeather,
Very nice find. I did not know they made a front mounted deck mower. Any idea what year your Plow Teac wae made? Early 60's maybe? Mine is a 51 and is very different than yours.
Steve

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:09 AM

Have done a fair amount of research on them. The sickle mower I'm reasonable sure was not originally part of this package. I had one just like it with a midland/wards. The shifter setup, the fact that is has the 8 horse engine leaves me to believe it is one of the last tractors Simplicity built. I don't believe the tractor or the attachments have seen much usage. The sickle bar and the buzz saw which was not in the picture are going to need the most attention to get back to good condition. I modified the buzz saw to fit the case 446 that I had. When I sold my first wards, a Midland built unit, I gave the buyer the part of the buzz saw frame that mounts the saw to the tractor. Wish now I had never sold that old work horse. NowI have to either make a new frame or find another one some where.




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