Is It A Gilson?
Posted July 02, 2012 - 07:41 PM
I'd posted over on SSB Tractor about this particular tractor, and was told it looked like a Gilson. Here's the original post: (the attached picture is a composite, as I could only post one; if ppl want the originals posted, I can certainly oblige.)
Need some help identifying this old beast. There are no markings on the tractor or the engine. There's a part number 200376 on the "Operating Instructions" label, which is under the hood, but I found nothing relevant on Google.
I have no idea what the original colour is; the green is over red, which is over ?. *Everything* is painted red under the green body & black frame; maybe primer?
It has a true 4-forward-speed transaxle, which is belt-driven, I've never seen one quite like it. I think the transaxle might be partly seized, but I'm hesitant to disassemble without a manual of some sort.
No mower deck, but the plough blade was included. I originally thought it was home-brew, but the brackets where the assembly attached to the rear axle appear to be original. The box (bottom of the picture of the plough) was definitely added on, and contained weights. There are two locations for the lift arm, which leads me to believe it was meant for different models of similar tractors.
It's electric start, but there appears to be a spot on the top of the engine to add a rope starter; the "Operating Instructions" label says to remove the 25 amp fuse if there's no battery installed.
Anyone have any clues? I've looked at thousands of pictures on various websites, but nothing looked close. Thanks in advance!
- middleageddeere said thank you
Posted July 02, 2012 - 07:44 PM
- DarryDoo said thank you
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 09:14 PM
The shape of the steering wheel has me thinking Murray. I spent a lot of time on a gilson in the late 70's but don;t rememer the seat pan and fenders folding forward and can't quite see what the purpose would be.
Gilson like MTD and Murray would put anybody;s name and paint on a machine to suit if they would buy enough units to justify it.
Edited by JD DANNELS, July 02, 2012 - 09:17 PM.
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