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#1 noralb OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2020 - 04:29 PM

I acquired these three "tractors" years ago when I thought I would actually use a garden tractor in our garden. Turns out a tiller and hoe worked better so it's past time to pass these machines on. From what little I have seen, the larger one is a Simplicity but I don't know what model. It comes with a plow, cultivator and disk set. The one with no engine seems to be a David Bradley but not sure. The smaller one with the Craftsman engine is , to me, the more interesting although I have no idea who manufactured it. The "handle bar" shaft has a lever that is linked to the cultivators and when the handles are turned CW-CCW it throws the cultivators a few inches to the left or right. I'm told that with a little practice and coordination it worked well. These are located near Olympia, WA 98501. I will entertain any reasonable offer for any or all.

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#2 Banjopicker10 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2020 - 02:03 PM

welcome to the forum nice tractors .

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#3 GWest OFFLINE  



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Posted February 18, 2020 - 06:15 AM

The first one looks like a Simplicity model V or VA. ID plate may be on the left side of the frame behind the left tire and impossible to read without removing the wheel. The ID plates have the model printed/painted near the top of the plate with the serial number stamped. The print/paint is very fragile so be careful with cleaners and solvents. It will disappear real easy.


Last one looks like a mid-30's to end of the war Simplicity model B sold by Montgomery Ward. Usually seen with a full hood but likely removed for the replacement engine with the fuel tank mounted on the front. Saying MW because of the Riverside tires on it and named a HoeTrac.





A model V will have that on the plate.

A VA may have a 99xxxx model number.

Edited by GWest, February 18, 2020 - 07:16 PM.

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#4 Dee OFFLINE  



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Posted February 19, 2020 - 05:28 PM

I suspect the attachments are of interest to somebody. 


Those spoked wheels are definitely a novelty.  I've never seen those before.

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