1971 Mongomery Wards Hydrostatic 14hp Garden tractor(made by Gilson)
2 years ago I dragged this out with the Sears SS12.(see video " Sears
pulling the Montgomery Wards tractor out of the weeds") I have been
messing with it finally and got it going. This tractor was bought new by
my Grandpa in 1971. In about 1985 it was the first thing I ever drove at
around 5yrs old. My Dad got it, rebuilt the motor. He used it for a while
then the tie rod broke and it sat since about 1996. Its little sore on the
eyes but I think I have most of the bugs worked out of it now. Still needs
starter solenoid and battery.
Near the end I idled it down. Sure sounds goofy in the video. Doesn't
really sound like that.
New to Me 1971 Sears SS15
got this today. spent 140 on it and check it out!! many thanks to james for
moving it and fixing the ss16!!!
Sears Suburban 12 Factory Loader
Sears Suburban with factory loader. Just got it all hooked up and the
hydraulic fluid topped off. This little loader works great. Need more
weight on the rear end though.
5hp Briggs And Stratton Go Kart
After around 6 months without use, we decide to cold start the briggs 5hp
But as usual things go from bad to worse and i ended up been dragged across
a garden. -_-
1956 Hawkins Wildcat Antique Garden Tractor
Here is a 1956 Hawkins Wildcat Tractor that was restored in the spring of
2012. Briggs model 14 engine in it, it is a great runner. Tractor drives
well, and has all new decals and such. Really good show tractor.
1969 Sears Suburban Hydro-Trac with mid-mount grader blade
Here I am doing some driveway maintenance with my trusty '69 Hydro-Trac,
equipped with a Sears mid-mount grader blade. Other than having to stop and
remove a rock bigger than a loaf of bread that I pulled up at the beginning
of the clip (which I did not "plant"!) it did very well and the more I used
it the better I got at operating it. Stopping to pick out the big rocks as
I brought them to the surface helped, too. After an hour or so of work I
had a half a cart full of rocks. Welcome to the Granite State!
In the clip I mention that the links I made were too long - actually, they
are too short, in case anybody has to make a set for one of these blades.
It looks like the center to center distance should be 9-1/8, not 8-7/8"".