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Old 06-03-2010, 11:27 AM   post #1 of 12
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Help chor trac garden tractor---help please???

Hi all,
I have recently bought a chor trac garden tractor. The tag on it it says manufactured by montgomery wards. I have tried to search under google with the numbers on it, and like always I can never find what I am looking for.
My question is, does anyone have an idea what year this thing might be, and what it is worth? It looks to me that it has a 3hp B&S engine on it.
It does have a functional sickle mower, blade, cultivator, and a big blade.
This is a 2 wheel walk behind outfit.
the MFG no. is SIM 990160
serial no. 95X-15561.
I will try to post pics later
Any help would be greatly appricated
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:44 AM   post #2 of 12
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That Chor-Trac was built by Simplicity. Go to this site;http://simpletractors.com/ and you should be able to find some information about yours.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:09 PM   post #3 of 12
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That Chor-Trac was built by Simplicity. Go to this site;http://simpletractors.com/ and you should be able to find some information about yours.
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Thanks Dave, what do you think that this would be worth? It does not run at this time, but it does have good compression, and the gas tank is rusty but i do have a replacement for it.
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Dan,
That is something I do not get involved in unless I have actually seen the machine and know that it can be made to run with a little work.
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:57 AM   post #5 of 12
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Hows it going.

I have a chor-trac garden tractor , I believe is a 1954 model. it has the original 2 1/2 h.p. Clinton engine on it with a n
Norton carburator with an oil bath air cleaner like the old tractors have. It came with the original sulky , a single bottom plow, and the brush cutter attachment. I paid 225$ for this setup and got it running the first weekend, Its a great machine, built like a tank.

We bought it / use it to cut new trails on our deer hunting property.

The model I have has a live axle with locking differentials at each wheel. It will climb just about any terrain.

I put an new set of ag tires on it, paid $165 new installed, well worth it.

I don't know if your engine is original, but I found out info on mine rig by searching google, try searching "wards chor trac" gave me the best results.

They are not as common as the david bradley's or gravely's I found out.

I was told that the original sulky is worth more than the actual tractor.
I would like to find an original push blade for mine, the front has a sort of Quick detach system on it that is easy to use.

Hope this helps some. I would really like to see some photo's of your machine. I will try to attach some.

Will take some more of the engine close up if anyone is interested.

Thanks

tam

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Hopefully these pictures are better, read a post on MTF hopefully it helped,,

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Old 06-05-2010, 08:55 AM   post #7 of 12
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Hi, thanks for the info everyone. Here are a couple pics of it, I will try to get some better ones later today. When and if it quits raining.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:00 AM   post #8 of 12
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Hows it going.

I have a chor-trac garden tractor , I believe is a 1954 model. it has the original 2 1/2 h.p. Clinton engine on it with a n
Norton carburator with an oil bath air cleaner like the old tractors have. It came with the original sulky , a single bottom plow, and the brush cutter attachment. I paid 225$ for this setup and got it running the first weekend, Its a great machine, built like a tank.

We bought it / use it to cut new trails on our deer hunting property.

The model I have has a live axle with locking differentials at each wheel. It will climb just about any terrain.

I put an new set of ag tires on it, paid $165 new installed, well worth it.

I don't know if your engine is original, but I found out info on mine rig by searching google, try searching "wards chor trac" gave me the best results.

They are not as common as the david bradley's or gravely's I found out.

I was told that the original sulky is worth more than the actual tractor.
I would like to find an original push blade for mine, the front has a sort of Quick detach system on it that is easy to use.

Hope this helps some. I would really like to see some photo's of your machine. I will try to attach some.

Will take some more of the engine close up if anyone is interested.

Thanks

tam
I love that pic you have of the mini dozer. That is a pretty sweet outfit also. What is the make of that one? And what is a sulky? hope that doesnt sound dumb, I have never heard of that before.
Thanks, Dan
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:31 AM   post #9 of 12
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What a neat looking old machine.

In my opinion, they would be worth some time and money to get them running. They look capable.

Oh, a sulky is an attachment to ride on behind the tractor. That is what beltburner is sitting on in his second pic.
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DJ, thanks for the info. I am having a very hard time finding one like this on the internet.
You have a pretty neat collection also.
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You have a pretty neat collection also.
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Thank you. I love old iron but I am not afraid of the newer stuff either.
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Got the old iron out today and changed the oil, greased all the fittings, tried the blade out. A friend wants me to cut some trails around his fishing pond, gotta make sure everything is running. Or I won't have much to barter with.

Here's some pictures of the engine and carb, I mis spoke before, It's a carter model N, on a Clinton engine, this thing runs better than anything I have ,

anyway,

thanks for lookin

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