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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:32 PM

A couple I met at our local tractor show last week need help in identifying a walk behind garden tractor.
According to the serial number, the Wisconsin engine was made in October 1947 but that is all the information that I could give them.
They sent me photos so I could post them here to see if someone can identify it. .......


Mr Thornton,

We met at the Buckley Old Engine Steam Show, I have an unidentified walk behind garden tractor purchased by my father in 1940's.
The engine is a Wisconsin Model A-8; Serial Number 977045; Spec No 50374.

I have attached 4 pictures of it. The tractors original colors were green and red. Gas tank was black.

Can anyone help us identify what kind of tractor it is?

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:58 PM

Did speedex make walk behinds? The finals look firmiler to me.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 06:28 PM

For some reason I think it's a Bready tractor. It's the only one that I can think of that had those type rims, I looked for a picture but can't confirm that it is indeed a Bready, maybe some one else can help for sure.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:40 PM

I was thinking speedex too. They did start as 2 wheel company and claimed to had made the first 4 wheel garden tractor later. Love those assist wheels on the plow, neat idea, instead of just skids.

Wonder if speedextractorinformation.org has anything on them. There is history there.

Edited by glgrumpy, August 26, 2012 - 07:42 PM.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Whatever it is it's in sweet condition! Don't see much of the older 2 wheelers up here.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:55 PM

I believe it is a Garden-All
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 08:02 PM

I believe it is a Garden-All


I would say you are right!! The rims are actually on backwards from the advertisement picture.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:10 PM

They are right on Garden-All, I have one just like it (except for condition is worse on mine).
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 04:43 AM

That is a neat looking tractor.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 06:13 AM

Thank you for identifying this as a "Garden All" tractor.
I knew that I could count on you all to help us out here.

With a name to go by, I did some searching on the net and found old advertisements and information on the Garden All company which I passed on to the owner.
I also gave them the link to this forum so they could join it if they want to.


Thanks again for your help.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 06:48 AM

I was thinking speedex too. They did start as 2 wheel company and claimed to had made the first 4 wheel garden tractor later.


I believe Pond made the same claim. Perhaps a little in family rivalry???
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 07:37 AM

These are out of my book.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for that picture,Great shape and a real gem :thumbs:
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