MUSTANG GARDEN TRACTOR FROM THE 70's NEVER USED
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This page will show the 1976 Mustang garden tractor that I found in never used condition. Built in Odessa, Missouri.

INFORMATION ON THIS VERY SPECIAL 1976 MUSTANG TRACTOR IN NEVER USED CONDITION

This story begins about a week ago. My wife and I were enjoying a drive in the country on a sunny winter day in Ohio. We were visiting antique shops along the country highways in the eastern section of Ohio. The road brought us to a shop off the main road that looked very interesting. The shop was not busy and we wondered if it was open for business. I continued into the parking area and my attention was drawn to a small yellow garden tractor parked in the lot. The owner was not in the area but I had to inspect the tiny yellow mower. The tractor was in very nice condition and as I examined the Mustang it was apparent this tractor was brand new. It had some rust spots but was brand new. I knew it was unused based on the very nice paint and the starting instruction still attached to the engine. The steering wheel under the hood  had never been installed. I later learned the Mustang tractors were mail orderd to the customer. The tractor was easier to ship with the steering wheel unattached. I inspected the gas tank and it was clean as the day it left the factory. I knew engine manufacturers never ship engines with oil in them. I removed the oil cap and what do you think I saw? Thats right no oil in the sump. On the seat was a box that said Mustang grass catcher. The box contained a brand new never used grass catcher. The box also contained the instructions for the tractor and engine along with warranty information. About an hour had passed and I finally found the owner of this small tractor when he returned from lunch. The conversation provided information on the history of this rare find. The Mustang was removed from a basement in Akron, Ohio before a tag sale was about to begin. The Mustang had been in that basement since it was brand new and was never used by the original owner who had recently passed. It would be very interesting to know why someone would purchase a garden tractor and never use it. The dealer was not really ready to sell the Mustang. I ask him what his I don't want to sell it price was. He told me and to his surprise and mine I purchased it. I would guess that another does not exsist in new unused condition with original grass catcher. I am going to keep the Mustang in original as found condition. 

1976 MUSTANG GARDEN TRACTOR


  • BRIGGS AND STRATTON 7 HORSEPOWER ENGINE
  • 25 INCH SINGLE BLADE CUT
  • THREE POSITION TRANSMISSION
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT FROM 1 1/2 TO 3 1/2 INCHES
  • AUTO TYPE STEERING 
  • BALL JOINT ADJUSTABLE TIE RODS
  • CHAIN DRIVE
  • CLEAT TYPE BAR REAR TIRES
  • SAFETY CLUTCH 
  • WIND TUNNEL DESIGN VACUUM SUCTION TEMPERED STEEL DECK
  • $230.00 FULL PRICE 
  • ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE: LAWN CART, GRASS CATCHER, SNOW BLADE AND STORAGE COVER
  • ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
  • LIFETIME DECK GUARANTEE

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.

MUSTANG TRACTOR

Underside of the 25" deck. You can see never been used. 


My email: dmc82vw64@centurylink.net