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TORO Tractor - early 20's? Need parts!


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Old 08-11-2017, 09:29:25 PM
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That thing is a little scary looking.
It would do a much better job than these modern rotary mowers!
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I have 2 Toro tractors here. One early one from the first year of production and one later one. I have the correct front axle and cast iron wheels. Very busy this time of the year but if you wait till this winter I could cast you a new front axle and wheels.

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Thanks, Joe. Have sent you a P.M.
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Here are some pictures of the axle and wheels. The wheels have W and K marked on them. You can tell they are riveted, 28" in diameter by 6 1/4". You can tell they used a Fordson front axle. There is a homemade bracket welded together. This is the axle I got with the tractor, but it could be homemade. The hubs of the wheels are definitely not Fordson.
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additional pictures....
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Pictures of tractor just like yours, Dave. Thanks Rick
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Default Re: TORO Tractor - early 20's? Need parts!

Thanks for the photos, Rick. Looking at them clarifies a couple of questions I had about some of the pieces. I see, for example, that the throttle lever I have on mine (with the rod extending between the fenders) must be original. I thought it looked like an farmer add-on, but yours is just like it.

I appreciate you taking the time to post these pictures!

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That engine looks awfully similar to the one in my Do-All. Mine is a Waukesha XA. yours has a different govenor/carb/magneto setup, but the rest of it sure looks the same.

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Hi Dave,

I don't know how useful this will be for you? The TORO catalog id from the early 1930's.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...lU?usp=sharing The page scans for the entire catalog are available.

The first thumbnail shows your version. If you put new angle-irons on the front, it looks like you could use a single front wheel in place of the mower gangs. The second thumbnail shows the more truck-like version but may give you some ideas for a front axle.

I hope this is helpful,
Mark S
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I found this tonight while looking for other info. Here's a brief outline of one of Toro's main developers Mr John Samuel Clapper http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/golfd.../1944sep24.pdf
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joebiodiesel - Yes, the Rumely DoAll has a Waukesha Model XA282D engine, whereas the Toro has a LeRoi Model 2C )I think it is).

MarkS and David Hoover - Thank you both for the links you sent. I had no knowledge of Sam Clapper. He obviously was instrumental in the growth of the Toro company. The link you sent, Mark, even if it's not "helpful", I certainly enjoyed looking at all the photos. Thanks again, guys!

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Default Re: TORO Tractor - early 20's? Need parts!

Dave;
I think I found a picture of a Toro like yours. I don't know how to save or send. It is on p 57 (next to last) of Feb 1921 vol 14, no. 2 Tractor & Gas Engine Review. See this recent link:
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=173198

I also have a running gears of a much later maybe Toro.

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Hi Ed - Thanks for the link! I enjoyed looking thru it. Thanks to David Hoover, too! It's an interesting history of all types and makes of machines. The reference you made to P57 Feb 1921 shows some type of "mowing tractor", but it doesn't appear to be a Toro. I don't know what it is. At least I think this the machine you were referencing - it seems to be an advertisement for the "Clark School of Tractor Engineering."

One could spend a whole lot of time browsing thru this Tractor & Gas Engine Review link!

Thanks again, Ed. I appreciate you thinking of me!


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