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Al
Hi, Here are the other smaller models and the info and price page. I had to cut the page in 3 to get the file small enough to upload. Wards Chor Trac and Hoe Trac


Specs and Prices






Hope these are readable. Al Eden

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msiebern
Thanks again for the posts Al! I love looking through the old brochures. Gee... I didn't realize Wards offered Raised White Letter tires way back then. Must have been their performance option. :D

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JohnFornaro
I love the large diameter tires. Plus, check out the horsepower and compare to similar models today. They used bigger horses back then.

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Al
Hi. I used to pour over catalogs. It was like another set of encyclopedias. I was into electronics also from the time I was about 11. My favorite electronics catalog was Burstein Appleby in Kansas City and Newark in addition to the ones listed above. I also used to pour over the Wards, Sears and Spiegel Automotive catalogs and tool catalogs. When I was 14, you could find Model A Fords for $20 to $50, and I would dream about getting one and would look at the catalogs and price all of the parts to overhaul one etc. Rebuilt short blocks were $89.95. I dreamed of all the tools I wanted and couldn't afford. I can still remember when I was about 4, we were poor, and for toys I would make a shop building out of a cardboard box. My mother would make me flour paste and I would cut out tools from the tool catalogs and glue them onto cardboard and then cut out the hammers and wrenches etc. I know I was younger than 5 because I would see the neighbor kids walk by to go to school when the mud roads were too bad to get through with a car to pick them up. I started to school at 5 in first grade. I was always around my dad when he was fixing and making things from the time I could walk and be with him. I also collected and poured over all of the tractor and implement brochures I could get from the implement dealers back then. Maybe being poor wasn't that bad, I learned to appreciate things and making do and dream. this would have been about 1942, at the late part of the depression and early part of the war. Al Eden

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gts340
Al, it is neat to hear your stories about how you used to make the toy tools, etc. I'll bet no kids do that today. I used to make spaceships out of those small cereal boxes and tape. I didn't have any money to buy all of the toys that were out there. They were just as much fun.

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John_RI
When my dad would see me with the catalogs he'd say "Having the catalog is almost as good as having the stuff, isn't it?" Well, I didn't really think so, but looking back, I sure did get a lot of pleasure out of it. Memories are priceless.

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