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03-20-18, 01:58 PM   #1  
What kind of tiller is it?

The boys came home with this old tiller. Somebody has obviously taken good care of it. I want to restore it, but I have no idea what the brand name is. It does have a Brigs and Straton 5.0 motor. Any help will be appreciated

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03-20-18, 03:21 PM   #2  
Paint reminds me of Montgomery Wards but the configuration looks more like Craftsman/AYP.

What part of the country you in? Must be further south than 35th parallel cuz it ain't that green here yet. But there could be some different brands depending on where at.


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03-20-18, 03:25 PM   #3  
Handle in the middle...??? FWD/REV?

Push pull knob...??? Throttle?

Is there a lever on the right handle to engage the drive?


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03-20-18, 04:40 PM   #4  
It does look like an old Montgomery Wards Tiller from the 80s or 70s. Probably sourced from Noma or MTD.


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03-21-18, 07:00 AM   #5  
The handle bar configuration looks like a Gilson.


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03-21-18, 07:29 AM   #6  
Does it say HUFFY anywhere on it ?

 
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03-21-18, 10:49 AM   #7  
Gilson is possible too. Wizard is Montgomery Wards' name often found on their tillers. The tines have a funny shape and I recognize it but can't remember who had tines like that.


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03-21-18, 04:21 PM   #8  
I'm in South MS, about 30 miles from the Gulf, hence the green everywhere.

The only wording on this thing are Brigs and Stratton and chain drive. There is an old really faded silver sticker on the frame in the back. I can't read a thing on it. I want to get this old girl running again and give my Snapper a break.

It has a black knob for the choke. Also has forward, neutral and reverse. The kill switch is a wire to the spark plug. She has oil, but the gas had been drained. By all appearances, someone took good care of her.

 
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03-21-18, 04:44 PM   #9  
I have a HUFFY (Huffman Manufacturing) which is about 50 years old, and has that same kind of engagement lever for the tines; but it has no belts, gears, or chains for propelling it (other than the tines that pull it through the garden).

Mine has regular tines and was originally metallic green with a White Briggs and Stratton engine. Here are some Huffy Tiller photos:

http://https://www.google.com/search?q=Huffy+Tiller&rlz=1C1AWUC_enUS730US731&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwim1Pr5yv7ZAhXRxVkKHRK4CcsQsAQILw&biw=1600&bih=769

Maybe you'll recognize yours in amongst them . . . . but I don't see any with tines like yours.

 
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