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Talntedmrgreen

USA
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Posted - 05/12/2014 :  09:08:38  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This could just be my favorite old tractor...I'm just floored by it's condition, and cannot find much on this specific model (nothing, really). I have dug up quite a bit about the Porter Cable Mark I tractors, of which this is a re-brand, but have been unable to find anything on the M/W variety.



This one came from a barn in Pattersonville, NY, where it was part of a lot of tractors I purchased and had shipped. The Briggs is dated April 1951. The tractor supposedly ran as recently as last year, and it feels great, but I have not yet fueled it up to test. Time was limited on Mother's Day when it arrived.







Talntedmrgreen

USA
4108 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2014 :  09:10:13  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote



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B10Dave

Canada
1909 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2014 :  18:11:06  Show Profile Send B10Dave a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Josh; Junior looks right at home on that rig. Are the deck blades driven by bevel gears or are those lumps on the deck surface something else?....Dave

Money can't buy you happiness.
It can however buy you a beer.
And that is close enough.

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A-C 1036_B-10

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2014 :  21:28:11  Show Profile Send A-C 1036_B-10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's a pretty cool little tractor you got there. I like the name of it "Aristocrat" that justs sounds vintage. When looking at the picture of the deck it looks like the rollers are made of wood or are they just dirty plastic rollers?

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Talntedmrgreen

USA
4108 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2014 :  21:30:34  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes Dave...the belt drive drops down and drives a cross shaft, to bevel gear boxes. The deck is in great shape....it appears to have all its original decals and the original wooden rollers.

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Talntedmrgreen

USA
4108 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2014 :  21:32:43  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by A-C 1036_B-10

That's a pretty cool little tractor you got there. I like the name of it "Aristocrat" that justs sounds vintage. When looking at the picture of the deck it looks like the rollers are made of wood or are they just dirty plastic rollers?



Haha...we overlapped our posts above!

Yup...the wood appears original....wooden components are neat on these old rigs!

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A-C 1036_B-10

USA
80 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2014 :  06:14:24  Show Profile Send A-C 1036_B-10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Haha I guess that happens sometimes. Anyways that's a neat machine. Now you need to park it next to the garden mark squire and take it to some shows.

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skunkhome

USA
12748 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2014 :  08:21:34  Show Profile Send skunkhome a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is an incredible specimen. Should clean up well. I guess that is a 6 hp engine.

Phil



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Benjamin Franklin
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Cvans

USA
4166 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2014 :  09:35:29  Show Profile Send Cvans a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That machine is in beautiful condition.



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B-16_IC

USA
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Posted - 05/13/2014 :  22:00:47  Show Profile  Visit B-16_IC's Homepage Send B-16_IC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is a fine specimen Josh! Those oddball orphans like that have a special place in my heart. When they come along in a condition like that it's hard to walk away.

That little boy is sure a cutie, amazing how fast they change huh!?

Life is all about paying. Pay attention, or pay the consequences, the choice is yours. Rich
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Talntedmrgreen

USA
4108 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2014 :  08:00:32  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
She's a real peach, that's for sure! I popped the seat cover off last nite, and the original seat is immaculate. This guy was big into preserving his seats (or just adding padding!). The Wheel Horse and 3012 I received also had the same covers and are in great shape.





Sadly, no original seat for the T-16H


Edited by - Talntedmrgreen on 05/26/2014 21:13:54
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kma4444

USA
39 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2014 :  08:21:33  Show Profile  Visit kma4444's Homepage Send kma4444 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, that's a time capsule. How cool is that!!!!

Kevin

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Talntedmrgreen

USA
4108 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2014 :  13:53:51  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So far, the Wards has no spark, but the others fired right up with gas and a battery. The vickers in the homie is the tightest I have had....and no leaks! I have a free boat seat available for anyone interested in picking it up. The 3012 is the first functioning variable I have had....its actually very nice. I can see why they sold well, but unfortunately, I also know why they only offered them for a few years.

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Paulcurtis3

USA
222 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2014 :  21:22:18  Show Profile  Visit Paulcurtis3's Homepage Send Paulcurtis3 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd be glad to have that homelite even if it had a dentist chair on it! ! Nice !

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Talntedmrgreen

USA
4108 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2015 :  07:46:03  Show Profile  Visit Talntedmrgreen's Homepage Send Talntedmrgreen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, it's been a year now, and I still haven't gotten spark in my Wards. I have been casually looking for an amature assembly (Briggs #296834), or even a donor engine, with no luck. I need to turn the heat up so I can enjoy this thing! It did polish up nicely. Lotsa grease/grime that washed off with some hot water and soap. Original tires are still up on air!

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kwj427

USA
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Posted - 06/12/2017 :  19:22:11  Show Profile  Visit kwj427's Homepage Send kwj427 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hi, do you still have this tractor?
thanks kenny
615-476-3330
kwj427@gmail.com
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