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Old 05-30-2009, 11:09 AM
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I have an unknown make hand tractor with a wisconsin AEH engine.The only tag on the frame gives : model 25,serial 25131,BH Mott Co,Huntington W VA.Anyone have any ideas?Thanks,Bill
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:35 AM
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Hi Bill What you have is a model 25 Utilitor made in Dayton Ohio around the 40`s I have a model 26 but my serial tag is missing .Where on the frame is yours located? Thanks Chuck
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Chuck,the tag on mine is located on the frame in the 3rd pic,the shiny rectangle right in front of the tire.Any other info you can give me?Thanks,Bill.
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Chuck,the tag on is located on the frame in the 3rd pic,the shiny rectangle right in front of the tire.Any other info you can give me?Thanks,Bill.
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Bill If that Wisconsin engine has the serial number on it I can date it.Chuck
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Chuck,the tag is pretty oxidized but here is the serial # (I think) #690097 and a possible spec # 38372.Do you have any idea if the tractor is supposed to have any hood or cowling on it?I haven't been able to find any pics of it yet.Still looking.Thank you and let me know how you made out.Bill
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Bill that serial number dates to 1946 Your Utilitor is original with no hood it looks original except for the wheel (hub cap?) There is a good article about later Utilitors in "Garden Tractors Volume 2" by Alan C. King.It is out of print now, try E-Bay.I still haven`t gotten out to the garage to check for that serial number tag,but i`m sure it isn`t there.Chuck
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No the wheel I had to make fit.Any idea what it had for wheels?Steel or rubber?But thank you for the year,and the info on no hood or anything.I'll keep you posted on the progress with it.Hope to work on it next week and have it running.Bill
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Nice machine!
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This is model 26 w (water cooled) Utilitor a 26 a (air cooled )was also available
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Bill (and Chuck), The B H Mott Co sold Utilitors from the beginning. I've got literature showing them selling the Model 500 Utilitor that was built in Indianapolis. 1920 was the last year for the model 500. I've also got a letter from the B HMott Co dated in the 40s that claim they have bought all assetts of the Utilitor company and will move it to Huntington W. Va. Can't remember the exact date and would have to do some digging to find it. I haven't found any info after this move. I've got a model 25 with the Mott tag in my collection. The actual Utilitor sold tractors had their info on the rear of the differential and didn't have a tag. On the Mott sold tractors, only the Utilitor name was left on the rear cover and the rest was removed. Utilitors were also sold by General Implement Co of Cleveland and were painted orange for them. Doug T.
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Thanks Doug,Is yours as orig. as mine?If it is,does it have steel or rubber wheels?Can you send or post a pic of it.?It's running now after 20 years of sitting it a shed and I would like to restore it as much as possible to original.I had to make a carivan wheel fit as rhe one my grandfather had made for it rusted off.Thanks,Bill.
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Except for an ugly paint job my Mott Co tractor is all original. It is on steel wheels. I've got a model 25 Utilitor in pieces that is on original rubber tire rims. They came either way with the rubber tires being higher cost. I'll have tosee what I can do for pictures. Seems like I've got some of the Mott tractor on a disc somewhere. Doug T
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IT RUNS!!!!!I tore apart the carb,cleaned the rust out.Tore the mag apart and cleaned that up.Put my 1/2 inch drill on the crank and the engine started after 20 years.I drove it around the yard and am hoping to take it to the show in sept.The onle problem is I can't start it with the crank.One flop over and it puffs.Put the drill on it and it may take a minute but then it will run.Any ideas guys,thanks.Bill
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Billwalker, could you please post more pictures of the clutch throw out mechanism ? I have a Mott model 25 but it doesn't have the throw out or the engine. Hoping to find an engine for this on but also I have a line on a complete model 25 at a scrape yard. Apparently it was stolen and the owner found it before it was scraped. I may be able to buy it in the next week or so. If not, I may have to take a drive and take pictures !
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