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Wonder Boy 404 looking for a good home

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Right now I have no idea if it will run. A friend had it for a while and who knows what he did to it. The cylinder head is loose. It turns over just fine (pull start only, no electric start). Maybe I should get it running and all of that before I get rid of it. There is a URL here on this site with this exact Wonder Boy on it. Description and all: http://www.simpletractors.com/simplicity/1969_spotlight/wonder-boy.htm Really I'd just like to know if they are worth anything (when running).... I've currently got 4 Sears tractors and really don't need this one. But, I'd like to get a little money from it to help with my Sears tractor addiction. I know Sears tractors go for $150 - $400 when not running. When running they are $200 - $600+ depending on size. Since I don't know anyting about these I was hoping someone could fill me in a little bit. Sorry if this sounds like a fishing expidetion. It's not meant to be. Just wondering what it may be worth. It will get sold/given away at some point in the near future. I may work on it some first. (This is why I didn't post it in the "for sale" section. I wanted to find out what I've got first.) Thanks, Steve

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Steve, Couple of points to add: 1) These Wonderboys are just rear-engine riders, and not nearly as "collectible" as the garden tractors (there was a 700 Wonderboy garden tractor, BTW) 2) Your later one with a steering wheel doesn't have the novelty of the earlier "suicide-stick" airplane-type of steering... 3) The 404 was the least expensive one made in 1969... Can't say what it's worth, personally, because I haven't seen enough of them get bought and sold... Kent

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I've got a Wonder Boy 404 that I want to part with. I haven't started it in a while. It looks like it's in very good shape. The only problems are these: The tires are pretty worn. One of the threaded steel bars that attach to the front of the mower housing is broken at the threads. Any idea what it would be worth? If no one on this club wants it I'll try EBay. I'm located in Maryland near Baltimore/Washington D.C. I can be reached at: StevnDMann@Yahoo.com Thanks, Steve

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I believe the engine size is standard 4 Hp. It's the standard engine on the 404. I believe that the 404's were made in 1968 and 1969 (plus or minus 1 year). Since this is simply a riding lawn mower it comes with the mower deck. I think you could have gotten a lawn roller (why?!?!) for it but that's about it. I don't have the lawn roller. Enough stuff rolls over my lawn as it is... I'll take a few pictures. Is there somewhere to post the pictures? I'm pretty new to this stuff. Oh, yeah, I just remembered that it has the original seat but the vinyl is pretty dry rotted. Since the thing just about went off to the county dump I'm not looking to get much for it. Thanks, Steve

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Steve, I live just south of DC in Accokeek Md. My cousin might want the wonderboy. Does it run? If you are not too far, I may try to stop by this week. Are the evenings a good time?Let me know John

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