View Full Version : Help ID this tiller

10-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Can anyone tell me anything about this tiller, brand, model, year... I need some parts to restore but cant find anything.

White Gardens
10-26-2010, 06:09 PM
I'd say it's an old Gilson, (Montgomery Wards).

Looks like it was a belt driven model, whatever it is, and it's old enough you might not be able to get parts.

10-26-2010, 06:45 PM
All I really need is a clutch. Already bought an engine. Gears still work great.
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10-26-2010, 07:43 PM

White Gardens
10-26-2010, 07:47 PM

I wondering if it isn't a Gilson. The numbers don't come up in a search.

What ever it is, it looks to also had a snow-blower for it.

White Gardens
10-26-2010, 10:37 PM
I'm still thinking it's a Gilson/Montgomery Wards Tiller. The shadow on the sheet metal between the handles has the shadow where a sticker was, and I'm almost positive that was a MW sticker similar to this one on e-bay.


Heck, it even has the black electrical tape in the same place as yours. :laugh:

10-27-2010, 11:19 PM
I was thinking an old Ariens they use to make tillers with those colors back in the day I believe.

10-27-2010, 11:22 PM
I think I'm right!

Crap wrong type of handle.

10-27-2010, 11:26 PM
def an old gilson

White Gardens
10-27-2010, 11:35 PM
I think I'm right!

Crap wrong type of handle.


10-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Definitely a MWard tiller. That is the same model or very similar to the first tiller I ever got to use when the parents thought I was ready. Drove that thing right through Moms strawberries.
I remember the shifter would catch near the end of the engagement stroke and lurch forward a little bit.

Let us know when the restoration is finished.

White Gardens
10-28-2010, 11:53 PM
I bought a MW tiller about three years ago. It's a front tine like the ones in the pics, only it has a vertical shaft motor with a simple direct drive clutch.

I love the fact it works great in areas where I can't get a rear tine, and I don't have to worry about any belts.