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#1 62cox62 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 10:26 PM

i have a economy tractor and the only id tag i can find on it is on the clutch housing , it says economy garden tractor 728 and what type lub and grease to use and made in wis. can any only tell me what year it is and if there is any manuals for it it would be really really helpful if you could .

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 10:30 PM

Welcome to the gang hope someone here can help you out.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 10:31 PM

62, Welcome to GTtalk, glad you joined us. I don't know much about Economy/ Power King / Jim Dandy tractors, but there are several members here who know there stuff about them. Someone will be along shortly to help you out.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 11:09 PM

Hello 62cox62 and welcome to GTtalk! Glad you joined the fray!
I don't own an Economy but there are folks here who do and know about them and can help you out. There is some information in the manuals section . I don't know if it is what you need , but ya might take a look.
Got any pictures of your tractor? Post some when ya can.

Happy tractoring!

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Edited by JBBR, March 23, 2012 - 08:03 AM.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 04:38 AM

62cox62,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 05:53 AM

Welcome to GTtalk , sounds like you have a early model but there are others that will be able to tell you what year you have , How about posting some pictures ? We LOVE pictures , Al

Edited by Alc, March 23, 2012 - 05:53 AM.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:10 AM

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure the guys can figure it out if you can get some pics posted! If you need help with that, try this video:
http://gardentractor...file-uploading/
Good Luck!
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Welcome to the forums! With the serial number, I would say its around mid 50s. Go back to the power king section and there is a topic called economy serial numbers. Go to the link and find your number on the chart. I would do it for you but im using my phone and its very difficult. We would love to see pics, enjoy your tractor!
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:28 AM

I'll post the link for you, Ryan:
http://gardentractor...serial-numbers/
Good luck with your quest, 62cox62!
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 09:45 AM

thanks everyone for the welcome , i will try to post some pictures of it that might help in knowing what i've got be back soon , thanks again .

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 09:59 AM

Your tractor is a 48. Earlier then I thought, I didn't know they produced so many in the early years. It should be a chain steer, very cool!
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 05:03 PM

48 may have made it early box steer maybe? Close to change-over time. ON the trans the Guru's over on the Yahoo group say to mix half 80-90 weight gear oil and STP, the thick stuff. Keep level 1" below the side filler plug or it tends to leak out the trans shafts, which have no seals, just "oil slingers" to remove flying oil. If you ever rebuild the trans, put in the modern sealed bearings open to the inside for oil there and remove those slingers. Let's see those pictures! Forgot, just takes six or eight ounces of lube in them, not much.
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:25 PM

hey guys just now had a chance to get on , hope everyone had a good day , i took some pictures of my economy but i dont know how to put them on here , i'm not the sharpest tack on the block when it comes to doing something on the computor , i know how to send them in an email but not on here,i took agood look at the economy tractor today , my son was going to redo it , he had the motor rebuilt its a b-s i think 12 hp , but he moved to alaska back in oct , and left me the tractor so i want to finish it i have to put the motor back on hook the clutch and trans back up , fix a few dents in the hood sand her down and paint it , oh and the colors are supposed to be everything red except motor was white and grill , the rear tires are 36 inchs tall they are b-3-24 and the front tires are 12 inchs so if i can figure out how to send these pics i will .

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:48 PM

So you probably have an early box steer like gl said. From the factory they were all orange body, black front wheels, black rear wheel dish with silver hoops. When you said "supposed" I dont know if you meant the way you want it or from the factory but those colors sound pretty good! I will see if I have a pic for you, I know I do. Here is a link to a how-to video on uploading pictures.

http://gardentractor...file-uploading/

Edited by Ryan313, March 23, 2012 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:54 PM

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