Gilson Tiller

zenwilMarch 31, 2011

Hi, I recently came across a good deal on an Old Gilson tiller. I can't find a model name or number on it. There is a stamped serial number plate but no model number. The engine is a Craftsman 3HP, but may not be original. If anyone can help me identify it, I would sure appreciate it. Thanks for any info you may have.

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Gilson made tillers for a number of retailers - Montgomery Wards, Sears, Western Auto, and probably others. I have an owners manual for the Wards 1580-F Gilson tiller, which was equipped with a 5-hp engine. The tiller portion shown in your pictures looks similar, but the handle bars are a different design. If you had signed up to let GardenWeb forward e-mail messages to you, I could have sent you an electronic version of the MW owners manual - but ....

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 11:05PM
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Hi Javert,

Thanks for the info. I had found out about MW but not Sears or WA.

I have changed my settings to allow e-mails. Just signed up yesterday and still learning. So if you check back on this thread and are still willing to send the owners manual, I would appreciate it.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 9:41AM
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I believe you have a Gilson 1572A. Correct engine is Briggs 100000 series 4hp. Never came with Craftsman/Tecumseh even when built for Sears. You also need two-groove pulley to operate reverse.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 11:07AM
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