SOME STATS ON THE MUSTANG GARDEN TRACTOR
The Mustang tractor was built by the Mowett Sales Co. in Odessa, Missouri. The engine on this tractor is a 7 horse Briggs and Stratton vertical shaft. The early tractors were 5 horse and the last of production were 8 horse. The tractors were built from the 60's to the 80's. The solid mounted deck is a single blade 25" cut. The Mustang used bar tread style tires on the rear. It was chain driven and a V belt to the blade. The tractor has one forward gear and reverse. Due to the fact that you could not disengage the blade and it had no brakes made it unsafe by todays standards. The Mustang also lacked foot rests. Placing your feet on the deck was the only option. The Mustang rider had several accessories you could purchase. You could attach the grass catcher, snow plow, yard cart and a vinyl cover to protect your investment. My research tells me that the Mustang was a mail order item. It was crated and delivered to your door ready to go. I was also informed that hardware stores ordered them to sell. They would assemble the tractor and sell it to customers ready to go.
CHECK PICS TO THE RIGHT OF THE NEW MUSTANG
If anyone has additional information on the Mustang tractor made in Odessa, Missouri please email me. Information is very limited so anything would be great.
I will add an addition page for pictures.