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Old 05-16-2019, 10:53 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Looks like it doesn't have the second transmission, but I don't know that it's really needed from what I've heard. It can be added without a ton of work if you find one, IIRC it's the same as the front trans. Buy it, you know you want to.
the link posted above says its a B&S motor instead of the kohler. Issue?
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the link posted above says its a B&S motor instead of the kohler. Issue?
anything of that vnitage that came out of wisconsin is alright.

briggs stuff is generally easier to get parts for.

they will all run forever as long as you keep oil in them.
it wasn't until the 90's that small engines really started to suck from briggs.

and even now they still make some decent shit. I just put a vangaurd on a scag. Shit was made in japan, bunch if mikuni fuel system shit on it.

wouldn't touch an intek with a ten foot pole though. piles of shit that kick out valve guides and bend pushrods.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:08 AM   #28 (permalink)
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My next door neighbor had a dealership back in the 1970's its modeled on the Farmall Cub.

Good little tractors not pretty but tough.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:09 AM   #29 (permalink)
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it's a ford 1220.

and that's the only model ford/NH loader that fits it.
because Japan.
There's a westerndorf (?) model that fits it. but the price quote was more than the tractor is worth.
Most leaders are pretty "universal" if you're willing to build your own frame mounts, which is usually super easy to do. Just source a loader that is the right size for your tractor.
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anything of that vnitage that came out of wisconsin is alright.

briggs stuff is generally easier to get parts for.

they will all run forever as long as you keep oil in them.
This. Keep the airfilter in good shape too, that and oil are the only things that can kill them. It's an all cast iron 32.4cubic inch single cylinder that will seemingly idle at 1 rpm.

A .20 over piston is in stock for $85 online, worst case you could rebuild the stock engine for under $200.

Now I'm off to go shop for an EPCO
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Most leaders are pretty "universal" if you're willing to build your own frame mounts, which is usually super easy to do. Just source a loader that is the right size for your tractor.
It's not big enough to bother putting a FEL on it.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I have a 1948 economy tractor that I inherited from my parents. They are handy garden tractors. Many steps above the capability of a lawn tractor, but not something you can ask to pick up a big load with a FEL. They have an all gear driveline, no belts. Cutting brakes. Final drive reductions after the rear diff. Mine has just a drawbar not a 3pt and with the big R1 tread tires and weights it will climb into a wheelie pulling heavy if you're not cautious. 6hp goes a long way with gearing. I have a single bottom plow, a front blade, and a sickle bar mower with mine. I've never hooked up the mower, it's one of my someday projects. The old wisconsin rattles a bit but still runs good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ujRHJ4Frk

I'd spend the 800 just for the fun of owning one. It's not going to loose value unless you neglect it into destruction.
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There's a couple collectors around here that make sure they bring stupid money at the local auctions.. snap it up for $800... easy to work on, built solid.. I've got a 48" mower deck for needing bearings I'd give you if you want to pay to ship it.. And you can kill the kohler... if you're 12 and think that it needs all the RPMS you can get out of it while mowing. I don't think my grandpa ever used it, just got it for his grandson to play with. They are also called Jim Dandy Tractors if that aids your google searches.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:06 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Never seen an electro-magnet clutch.
You've seen thousands, just not that size or application. - it's like an automotive A/C compressor clutch.

EDIT: to clarify, those electromagnetic clutches are to engage / disengage the PTOs.

Drivetrain has a plain-ol' mechanical disc clutch.
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You've seen thousands, just not that size or application. - it's like an automotive A/C compressor clutch.

EDIT: to clarify, those electromagnetic clutches are to engage / disengage the PTOs.

Drivetrain has a plain-ol' mechanical disc clutch.
Ah. Good call.
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I've had one and dad has had a couple. Cool little tractors built heavy duty.
There is a cult following, plenty of info out there.
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I'm guessing someone else came a threw down the cash while he was thinking about it...
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