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mike_sdak

mystery garden tractors....

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rokon2813
The second one is Montgomery Wards. Very heavy built. shaft drive back to a gearbox. The only downfall I had with mine is the variable speed needs attention to keep it working and once it wears out a B series deck pulley fits right in to make it a straight 4 speed. (it should have a creaper gear) Pretty decent tractor. Never seen one with rear tiller so I can't speak for that but it looks pretty well equiped. I didnt have all the pto parts for the front or deck so all I ever did was pull a disk and drag with mine. Got it free, ran it hard 3 years then transplanted the 15 hp briggs into my B12 :D Also if your looking to transplant that briggs, you need an oil pan, in that tractor it is part of the frame

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RayS
The first one is a MTD. Check the link below. looks like a decent tractor! I wonder why they strayed away to the flimsy stuff they have been mass producing for the past 20 years. http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=81051

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Benn
Like RayS stated the first one is by MTD. its a 998, sort of like a spin off from the famous 990 garden tractors MTD made. if im not mistaken, that's a a live pto in the middle of the front axle.

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Chris727
The orange and white one looks like the Gilson G-16 I used to have. Gilson did build quite a few of the Montgomer Ward tractors but they were blue or yellow with white. Very heavy machine and the engine can be transplanted into a Simplicity but you have to use your old oil pan as the gilson pan is part of the front axle.

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Kent
Those old Gilsons also used a SEALED Vickers hydro unit that you couldn't even add hydraulic fluid to... much less find parts to fix. I parted one out because of that. Too bad, because cosmetically it was a good looking, heavy duty tractor!

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perry
i have parted out many of the gilson/wards. the hydro lift on the gilson is worth more than the tractor. engines make good doners. the tiller is driven by a long shaft that runs off the front. tiller's worth $. i see lots of good parts . and they are a pain to work on. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GilsonCollectors/

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acfarmer
The first tractor is painted like my Yardman 16 which as stated is an updated 990 MTD.Also have a White 2055 which is just like the Yardman 16 but came with a 20HP Vanguard Briggs engine.Both have 3pt hitch and its a much better Cat 0 3pt than the 990 models had.

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mike_sdak
I passed on these two- I don't really need the hassle right now. If any of you are interested, he is asking 1000 for the Cenex-mtd, and 500 for the Gilson-wards. Both apparently have blowers with them. http://nd.craigslist.org/grd/2264707608.html

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