Feature Tractor Of March 2019
I'm going to nominate my 1941 Standard Walsh. This tractor was bought used by my grandfather in the early forties. My uncle said he bought non running in the fall and set up planks to take it into the houses basement to repair over the winter. I believe he used it mostly for cultivating his gardens , the " Big " garden was before I was born was a few acres , in 1960 he built a larger garage to work out of . The small garden was still about 40' x 100' . He used the Walsh until the seventies when he bought a Troy Horse tiller . From that time the Walsh sat . After he and my grandmother died my cousin bought the house and he was keeping the Walsh with the intent of getting it running again , in 2016 I was visiting him he said that after having it sit for 9 years he wasn't ever going to work on it and asked if I would want it . My eyes teared up with joy because this will now sit next to the David Bradley Tri-Trac , which was also his tht my grandmother gave in in 1994 . .I always thought it was a 2 stroke until members here explained that it had a regular exhaust valve but the intake was opened by vacuum . It only needed to have the exhaust valve freed up , fresh gas a 12 volt motorcycle battery to start . I used it in the garden a few times , it very light and nimble . Theres no governor and the clutch is more like a in & out gear . The pictures inside was about 5 years before I got it , at my cousins the other was in my garden.
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