Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:55 pm

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Montgomery Ward, Model WS6, Plow-Trac Tractor. Wisconsin 3 hp engine at 2600 rpms. Puchased in 08 at auction for $15-. Bought it for the F Cub fitting wheel weights. Got it home. Found the engine had good compression and a"J" magneto. Cleaned up carburetor, JB Welded mag cover. Been using for 3 years to plow garden.

Re: Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:59 pm

That is why I like auctions. A real deal for what you bought it for, but it turned out even better!

Bill

Re: Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:17 am

I bet that think works really good. Nice find.

Re: Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:37 am

That is a cool unit! Nice find Eugene.

Re: Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:40 am

Great find Eugene and save as well.
Like that old iron.

Re: Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:15 am

tezell63 wrote:I bet that thing works really good. Nice find.
I plow two small garden plots with it. My Cub with plow and disk harrow is about 14 or 15 miles from the garden plots. I can have the garden plots worked in less time than I can move the Cub and equipment.

I use a Cub Cadet to tow a disk harrow and peg toothed harrow that were used with 2 wheeled garden tractors to smooth up the garden plots. The two wheeled garden tractor works pretty well for plowing. Disk harrowing with the 2 wheeled garden tractor is a man killer - goes great in a straight line - turning a short radius - almost physically impossible. The Plow-Trac weighs about 400 lbs with plow installed. Removing the plow and installing the disk adds about another 100 lbs to the tractor and most of the weight is behind the wheels.

Re: Montgomery Ward Plow-Trac

Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:10 pm

Sounds like running a Gravely... one day of mowing makes me glad I upgraded to a Cub!