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Talntedmrgreen

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Talntedmrgreen

Hey, I can't help the timing ^I had to wait a while, for a decent Uship deal to work out, but I was able to have a handfull of tractors and attachments brought home from the East Coast today. I'm pretty thrilled with all of them. Excellent collector condition. The T-16H has been on my list for a long, long time, and this one is real nice...even got a free boat seat with it ;)

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The 3012 Simplicity is a real peach too...the deck, blower and dozer may have the least use of any I have had.

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The Porter Cable built Wards is very a rare bird, and any bronze Garden Mark is on my list, especially the scarcer models like this....glad to add this one.

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The date on the Briggs is April of '51...making it my oldest Briggs.

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Not real sure on what ...they are popular here, but I've never gotten the itch. Cute little devil. Great shape, and I think the Tec is original. I've heard the Wheel Horse is a '60 550 Suburban.

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GregB

The wife sighed then the son said, "whats the matter mommy?";)

I'll help dad drive them into the garage :D

One year I bought the Big Ten below for my wife as a Birthday present for "her".

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arnoldir

Hey Talntedmrgreen,

The Gold tractor is MFD by Moto-Mower, who also did the porter cable, and the Lawn Master brand.

I have 5 in my collection, along with a full set of factory manuals and tech updates in a 4" thick factory binder.

They had a factory in Richmond Indiania, and a factory up in canada.

I had never seen one wearing the gold Monty-Wards colors, so that is one rare bird.

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Talntedmrgreen

The way I've understood the P/C M/W is that it was manufactured prior to Porter Cable selling their small engine & tiller division to the Moto-Mower division of Dura Corp. This tractor would have been produced the same, just under Porter Cable ownership.

Do you know when Dura-Corp bought the small engine business from Porter Cable? I thought Porter Cable had been making these under their own brand, and the Wards brand, for several years prior to Moto-Mower taking that over.

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Burntime
quote:Originally posted by ngale65

I love the Pic with your wife and her head buried in the ladder. Thank is my house to a T as well. awesome.


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id="quote">I can just hear your wife mumbling, "Why do I put up with this?" LOL! Great pics!

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arnoldir

Hey Talntedmrgreen,

Your knowledge of the history on the porter cable / moto mower / Dura Corp may be deeper than mine.

Next time I come across the box containing my M M binder I will check for dates.

This binder is supposed to contain all the parts breakdowns, and technical updates for every MM model.

Regards

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Talntedmrgreen

I ran across the M/W Porter Cable when researching bronze, front engine Garden Mark tractors. It was probably a year before finding this one and my research ramped up again. It is my understanding that this design was originally produced by Porter Cable as the Mark I in their own brand. They rebranded some for Wards as the Garden Mark. I have no info on the Aristocrat name, but Wards did use that on other products as well, seemingly to denote a premium model or line.

It was several years later that PC sold their small engine division to Dura-Corp and their Moto-Mower division took on the lawn and garden tractor design Porter Cable sold them.

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Talntedmrgreen

Welll...goos news! The 3012 & Homelite fired up with nothing but gas and a jump. They run nice too. Hoping to get a dry day so I can bath them and take a few rides. The Wheel Horse sold within an hour of listing.

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fishnwiz

SweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeT :D Need I say more. I really like the odd ball stuff! VERY impressive.

That pic of your workshop is perfect. Every time my girl whines that I have too many tractors all I have to do is point to the print / pic I made and hung up in my garage of Joshes garage! Works every time!!:D

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Talntedmrgreen

I told my wife I was focusing on quality vs quantity, but quantity snuck back in!

I was able to catch a break in the relentless rain, and took the 3012 and T-16H for test rides....goodness, these tractors both run and drive like new. I'm not kidding, washed up they will look restored. The 3012 is the first variable I've ever used that WORKS! Works great, too. very impressed. The T-16 has to have the fastest, most responsive Vickers I've had as well...best of all...no leaks!

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