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#1 DB1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Hello,

I would like to know if anyone has this Standard Engine garden tractor.
It would be neat to see if one exists; since, I have never seen one.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 04:21 PM

That's a nice looking tractor.I've never seen one in person either.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 05:14 PM

I have seen many Standard Walsh tractors but don't recall ever seeing a Standard Garden Tractor in person.
http://www.google.co...GCtZyLCQ&zoom=1

http://www.google.co...Kab1vU-NIlaya6A

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 08:34 PM

I never saw one of those either . Do you have any more information on them DB1 ?

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:51 AM

they predate the twin models. At one time there was just Standard tractors, then came Standard Monarchs, Walshes, and twins. They would be from the early 20's.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:16 AM

If anyone knows how I could make this copy better, I'm open to suggestions. I'm new at posting on here and there must be a trick to the sizing. :confuse:

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Im still relativly new to the pic's, video ''thingy'' but there are computer wizes guys here who can help, first off are you trying to upload a manual ?, picture from a computer ?, any kind of program you have on you computer that has to do with pisctures and shuch,
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Hopefully some of the computer experts here will lend a hand as i would love to see more of what you have DB1, by the way,...Welcome to GT Talk, glad you joined.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi Trowel,

Thanks, I'm glad I joined,too. I'm learning a lot on here. I like that it is just garden tractor related.

I have an Adobe Photoshop program. I have already scanned my catalog into it. I could make it a larger scale. Maybe, that would help.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:58 AM

I resized it. Try, Try, again...hoping this works.
Dial-up takes forever to upload.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Hello Candy, Jesse here,
Have been waiting for you, i figured you would find us sooner or lator, thanks for catching my attention, i did not know it was you, i was going to invite you over but like a lot of thing it got away from me, Im thrilled you have joined, we have a small but growing 2-wheel section here on GT Talk and the guys here are Great and very helpfull, they all live and breath GTs and LTs, Jeff Lauber and Doug T are the Mods for the 2 wheel side of things and great easy going guys.
I have been also building up a thread for the guys here to view the Planet Jr's we love and collect Candy, you are right on time, here is the thread :
http://gardentractor...r-drill-seeder/
We are very laied back here and very family oriented and have a lot of new young Members, you will like it here.
A lot of the guys are working and will be in tonight.

Hey, guys, it's a friend of mines from SmokStak, :dancingbanana: Welcome.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for that, you got it.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 11:24 AM

I really want this information in the hands of people who will appreciate it.

The following is quote from the Standard Engine Co. catalog page 31. Date of publication is unknown as no date was given.


"A Story of Progress"

"Then came the greatest forward step in Garden Tractor building-the first completely enclosed Standard. What a vast improvement over the dirt collecting chain drive machine or the grinding, poorly lubricated exposed gear type. Built as a unit with gears, clutch, transmission and final drive housed in the crank case, and with lubrication positive and efficient-this new Standard stood far ahead of the field, and even yet on many a farm over the country you will find these first enclosed machines rendering faithful service to their owners.

But demand came for a tractor with more clearance and vision and greater ease of handling. Again the engineers of the Standard Engine Company bent to the problem and the next development was the high wheeled Tractor illustrated in the field picture below. Wheel tread was also made adjustable-and the power plant to located as to give maximum draw bar pull, and low center of gravity for side hill work.

Response was enthusiatastic-the factory enlarged-and the STANDARD became "the measure of Garden Tractor value." But each year saw engineering advancements. The need arose for a garden tractor which would plow as well as cultivate. And so came a greater STANDARD with plowing power the first of the Standard "Monarchs," reaching its ultimate development in the MONARCH Models of Today."

Edited by DB1, March 21, 2012 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Thanks for the intro Jesse. You are so nice, helpful and friendly.
Glad I'm here, too.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 11:51 AM

You are most welcomed, any friend of mines is welcomed, my door i always open and a cup of coffee willing to be made.
Thank you for the Standard Engine info, I don't know very much about them or the Walsh tractor but there will be others along who collect them.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:13 PM

i knew she was here for a while, but i was keeping it a secret............. :dancingbanana:




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