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Does anyone have any information or know much about a Waterloo model 40? It has a single furrow plow and a siclke mower on the front. It has a Wisconsin ABN and I checked the serial no. and came up as January 1939 but that just don't right. Any websites or help is greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the link. I've looking on there and I do see that the rear plow is red but what about the sickle bar and the wheel on the front? Was the sickle bar and wheel red as well? Mine is all green. Do you know where i could find parts diagrams for it for when the time comes to take it apart to restore it? And how would i find out the proper year? Thanks alot, Parry
 

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So many questions, so few answers. My model 40 is in the revival line up, but no where near the top. I haven't even considered looking for parts lists reference materials. All I have is the frame & a plow, but the plow might be for a model 15. Both are green. Sorry.
 

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The counter weight looks like a Simplicity unit as do some of the other attachments,probably not the same just similar in appearance.I have the remains of that PTO unit on my L-1 and wished I could find the proper counter weight and two speed pulley.When did Waterloo stop building walk behinds anyone know ? Cheers Mike
 

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Most of the Waterloo walk behinds we see here seem to be Simpicity knock-offs. I've never studied them but often wondered if they were the Canadian version? The Waterloo bronco rider wasn't lke anything Simplicity ever has ans I've seen a Waterloo walker that wasn't Simplicity either. Another one of those more questions than answers thing. Maybe Garry West will see this and chime in.
 

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Thanks guys for the comments. Its a little info. I took a few pics of it last night but I can't seem to figure out or remember how to attach pics in my post otherwise i would.
 

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We had two large department stores here in Canada that included very successful mail order divisions. These were very similar to Montgomery Ward. Eaton's sold Simplicity tractors and Simpson's (Sears) sold the Waterloo tractors. I have a 1952 Simpson's catalog page that shows 3 models of Waterloo tractor but for some reason I am not allowed to add the file to the manuals. It is a little chopped up because I found it in the Canadian government archives in some weird format that limited what I could do with it.

I got a turning plow and a set of discs with a Simplicity I could never identify. Turns out they are from a Waterloo tractor. I now own a Waterloo but don't know what model as have never brought it home yet. In another month and a half I should be able to get to the barn it is stored in.

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Should add I have often thought the Waterloo tractor came from Waterloo Ontario - roughly between Windsor and Toronto. The area back in the day had many foundrys and a lot of machinery was manufactured there. I have a 30" bandsaw that came from there and the company went out of business in 1910.

Gilson were also in the area at the time and often wonder if they didn't influence the Waterloo tractor. Think they manufactured stoves.

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Thanks Garry but its just kinda strange that there is very little about them. Waterloo, Ontario is only 2hrs away from me and I know the pretty good. This walk behind does say Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on the tag. and trying to find something out at Sears would be like trying to get pregnent!!
 

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Thanks Garry but its just kinda strange that there is very little about them. Waterloo, Ontario is only 2hrs away from me and I know the pretty good. This walk behind does say Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on the tag. and trying to find something out at Sears would be like trying to get pregnent!!
Do they have a good Library that would have a local history section or a historical society that might have some info there?
 

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In an effort to draw out more information, here are a couple of photos of the Waterloo Model 40 & Model 15.

Model 40

Tire Wheel Plant Automotive tire Tread
Tire Wheel Automotive tire Motor vehicle Tread
Wheel Tire Motor vehicle Automotive tire Plant
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wheel Wood Gas
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Wood Rim Fender
Tire Wheel Plant Vehicle Automotive tire
Plant Wood Motor vehicle Tree Grass


Model 15 (with the wrong engine)

Wheel Tire Automotive tire Plant Motor vehicle
Tire Wheel Plant Automotive tire Motor vehicle
Wheel Vehicle Automotive tire Motor vehicle Plant
Motor vehicle Automotive tire Automotive lighting Bumper Automotive exterior
Motor vehicle Wood Grass Bumper Automotive tire
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive lighting Vehicle brake Vehicle
Motor vehicle Wood Bumper Automotive tire Automotive exterior


Edit: See more pictures of both with a cultivator here.
 

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Thanks for the pics and mine does look just like the model 40.

 

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Do they have a good Library that would have a local history section or a historical society that might have some info there?
I thought of that too and I think thats probobly the best route to go. I also want to go for a ride down to Windsor to the library and see how much I can find out about the Empire walk behinds.
 

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Humey222, Did you find out any more info ? I just came across a Waterloo walker with attached one furrow plow but no rolling Coulter,it also had a spare plow in same condition. There was no motor but the tag wag was there. Bought a Model N Briggs a week ago so looks like I will have to update my avatar. Cheers Mike
 

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So, am I to assume the Waterloo walk behind is no relation to the Waterloo 4 wheel tractor? I always thought it was named for Waterloo, Iowa.
 

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No Waterloo Ontario, I had a Waterloo Bronco 4 wheel tractor with a 2 cylinder Wisconsin engine and 3 speed transmission. Kinda hard to use belt pulley as it was in the middle of tractor so the belt ran at 90 degrees to tractor. The Bronco was built for 3 years only 1948 to 1950 cost was about 900 dollars new company was located at 163 Philip Street Waterloo Ontario. Cheers Mike
 

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No Waterloo Ontario, I had a Waterloo Bronco 4 wheel tractor with a 2 cylinder Wisconsin engine and 3 speed transmission. Kinda hard to use belt pulley as it was in the middle of tractor so the belt ran at 90 degrees to tractor. The Bronco was built for 3 years only 1948 to 1950 cost was about 900 dollars new company was located at 163 Philip Street Waterloo Ontario. Cheers Mike
 

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