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#1 Gfann OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:34 AM

I picked these up the other day and I've been working on them a little to see what is good and what isn't. I posted some pictures to get some input from everyone who might be interested. For the most part the obivious stuff is what I need to replace, gaskets, cables, tires. What I know or have learned about these recently is that they are Bready Tractors made in the late 50s early 60s. The transmission from these are from the Crosley car. The engine is a: B&S Model 170402, type 0215-01, 4 cycle, 7hp. They were made in Solon, Ohio.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:39 AM

Those are neat looking little tractors! Look a lot like WH's.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:51 AM

Very nice. Congratulations on your latest.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:58 AM

Very cool! Welcome to GT talk! Thanks for sharing the pics!

I don't really see the wheel horse in it, to me it looks a lot like a Springfield with a panzer mower deck, and a T92 tranny like a power king. Cool little tractors!

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Welcome to GTtalk , nice looking tractors you have . I never saw a B&S engine like that pretty cool , Al

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Hey they are great I never knew Bready made 4 wheeler's They are some nice pieces to start with
Thanks for the pics

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:58 PM

Hi there.
Welcome to GTT. Those are a couple of interesting looking tractotrs you have there.
Looks like a great project, bringing them back to life. Will you be restoring them?
Please post anymore info that you find out about this Bread of tractor.

Oh yeah, I gotta ask. What's burried under the 2 rock piles in the first picture?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 01:55 AM

Those are neat looking little tractors! Look a lot like WH's.

Great minds think alike, I was thinking the same thing.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Oh yeah, I gotta ask. What's burried under the 2 rock piles in the first picture?

Hoffa :laughingteeth:

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 02:54 AM

Never seen any of that make of tractor before.Very neat looking.Very interesting.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:24 AM

These are a couple funky tractors. The BnS engines that are on these were typically used on tillers and walk behind plows. I think Ill pretty much all Ill need to get one running and the othe tractor I was thinking about making it yard decoration. I need to get a seal and gasket kit for the engine and carb andthen go from there. I am planning on doing a restore and then probably selling it because I dont need it really, I just like the process. I also dont have the room for two tractors. These tractors are a bit obscure you dont see them much online or any where else. They were made fot a short period of time in Ohio. So my guess is they were sold primarily locally. The few Ive seen on on line are usually in ohio. I myself dont live to far from Solon Ohio, where they were made.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:53 AM

I posted a few more pictures for everyones enjoyment. I did have an issue with the transmission. T he bushing slipped slightly out in the bottom gears so I had to disassemble it to fix the problem but now the transmission shifts into all its gears.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Those are some very hard to come by tractors. My sister and brother-in-law bougth one new in 1960 if I remember correctly. I thought it was the coolest thing I ever saw at the time. I'd love to find one to fix up and keep just because of the memories. They were real workers in their day. I'm in Ohio also not too far from Solon where they were made. I look forward to more pics of your restoration. :thumbs:

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:02 AM

Very neat, unusual tractors. I think I've seen a couple at shows, but not sure where. May have been the Ashtabula show 2-3 yrs back.

Thanks for the pics, good luck on the restoration.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 07:48 AM

I've been busy lately, I haven't had time to work much on the Bready's but I'm still debating on whether or not I want to keep it when its done or sell it. What would you guys say this would sell for finished. These tractors being so obscure I cant really get a good feel for the selling price. I'm thinking, with all things considered like the Transmission and Carb, the price I paid and then the money I'm putting into it, It's going to be around $450.





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