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2 Wheel Garden Tractor

Postby Eugene » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:24 am

I gave my daughter one with disc harrow several years ago for yard art. Daughter e-mailed yesterday and ask what the tractor was called. Told her the name and that she had the disk harrow attached backwards. Also gave her what I thought was a fair price.

Told daughter that I had two more 2 wheeled garden tractors, and that she could have one if she sold her present one.

Haven't used the 2 wheeled garden tractors for several years. They work great, but take more physical effort than an old man can stand.

Purchased a rotary tiller and installed a new engine. Also installed a new engine in a tiller daughter's inherited rotiller. So, no longer need the walk behind tractors.
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Re: 2 Wheel Garden Tractor

Postby v w » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:01 am

:D I had to smile at this one. Dad had one when I was about 10 and I would use it to pull my wagon . To start the engine, a B&S, you wound the starter rope around the crankshaft and gave it a pull. Since I couldn't pull very fast I probably spent more time trying to start it than using it. I could only do this if the sickle mower was on to keep the thing from tipping. Vern

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Re: 2 Wheel Garden Tractor

Postby Eugene » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:20 am

Considering the number of available attachments, they were very useful if you had a small garden, and didn't you didn't have room in the garden area for a larger tractor.

Years back a neighbor told me that the neighbor boys mowed 2 1/2 acres of field hay with 2 wheeled garden tractors. Said that it took them 2 days to mow the field.
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Re: 2 Wheel Garden Tractor

Postby tmays » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:53 am

I use gravely walk behind tractors for a variety of tasks. Mower(sickle and bush hog), plow, tiller, cultivator and a circular saw blade that cuts small saplings. Love the walk behinds. Had a set of Bradley implements at one point, but couldn’t come across a tractor, so I sold the implements
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Re: 2 Wheel Garden Tractor

Postby Eugene » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:26 pm

Have a montgomery wards plow trac, 2 wheeled garden tractor, with plow, that I'm going to hang onto.

I have used it to cut a 1 1/2" deep furrow for planting black walnuts nuts. Also cut a slightly shallower furrow around sons property for installing a dog electric fence.

Plowed the small garden plot at son's house because I can be done using the plow trac in less time than it takes to mount up the 193 plow on my standard Cub. Also have a cultivator and sickle bar mower for it, but never used them.
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Re: 2 Wheel Garden Tractor

Postby Belmam » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:33 am

The primary advantages I see are maneuverability, durability, and the attachments on a 2-wheeled tractor are going to be different than on a garden tractor (sickle bar mower, rotary cutter, chipper, cultivator, etc).


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