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#1 foskitt OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Looking for any info on Wagner Little Giant garden tractors, built around 1960- 1967 (?) I have 3, one 700, one 725, and one 770. Two mower decks, and one snow blower. Thanks much Rusty

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 09:50 PM

foskitt, :welcome: to GTTalk, I know little to nothing of the Wagners, hopefully someone with the info responds soon.

By the way, we'd love to see pics, sounds like you have some unusual units there.

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 07:46 AM

Welcome to GTtalk Rusty. Someone should chime in with some help.

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 09:46 AM

Welcome, Rusty. Can't say I heard of nor seen one of those. I first thought this thread was about a paint sprayer. :bigrofl:

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Although I know you joined back in March,I'll follow suit and welcome you as well.

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 06:38 PM

I have a couple too.There is not a whole lot of info on them.

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 07:18 PM

I don't really have any information on them either, but there were a couple at a local show late last summer that I took some pictures of them. The are located here and here. I may have gotten the owners contact info, but I'll have to dig around for a while to find it.

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Posted January 10, 2012 - 08:29 PM

What do you want to know?Later Josh

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 06:51 AM

hello all. My first post.

I have a beautiful Wagner 700. Does anyone know who makes the transaxle?

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Welcome to the forum! For some reason these remind me of a Wheel Horse or possibly a Jacobsen from back then.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:21 AM

I know the Wagner Little Giants are desirable. I don't know much about them either other then that.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:39 PM

They have a 3 speed peerless rearend.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Cute little buggers, aren't they ! :smile1:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:44 PM

:welcometogttalk: That is an awesome looking GT!! I really love it, and I've never seen one before, but it has awesome lines, and just looks tuff. :thumbs:

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Here are some shots of my Wagner. I believe this tractor to be original right down to the tires but I couldn't verify that for certain. As far as information is concerned, there isn't a whole lot out there. I did find out that the whole reason this tractor came to be was sort of a contest. International Harvester wanted to get into the garden tractor scene and held some sort of contest I guess and Wagner Iron Works came up with this little tractor as their entry. IH turned it down saying it wasn't strong enough to carry the IH name. This is why the tractor looks like a little Farmall 560. I have my own theory as to why they continued to build this tractor for the few years that they did. It was either to recoup the cost of designing the thing and building the first few for consideration or it was to show IH that it would be a contender in the field. The short production run makes me think it may have been the first option. Regardless, they are great little tractors and most people have never heard of them. Thy don't attract a ton of attention at shows because, to most folks, it's just another garden tractor sitting there. They have no idea what they are looking at.

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