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#1 drphilwv OFFLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Good day all,
I was directed here by a listmember at yesterdays tractors. Here is my post from there...

Good day all,
Well, I saw an ad on craiglist for an old lawn tractor and it looked like a mini version of my massey, so I traded an old spanish shotgun for it. It is a Herc-X made by R. Herschel Mfg. corp. Is this a rebadged other manufacture (like gravely or other). It has a Kohler engine and a pull cord start. It is current stuck in either 1 or 2. Havent decided how to go about freeing that up. Was bought in Ohio from the garage of the original owner (so I am owner #3). Anyway, any help finding a deck or any other implements for this cool little bugger are appreciated!

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Any help with ID and info would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 03:58 PM

I know the Herschel Manufacturing Co made tractor parts, their plant was in IL like the label suggests. They also combined with another company back in the 20s I think and created Caterpillar.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 04:10 PM

That looks like a Farmette 75 to me
They were made by Tom Moore Tractor, Inc. in Mantua OhioUntitled11.png

Edited by AcreFarm, September 25, 2012 - 04:25 PM.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 04:21 PM

:welcometogttalk: Somewhere, someone will come up with the answer you need, just hang in there!

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Do you folks remember another post recently that we couldn't name? It looked juast like this without the hood.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 05:42 PM

:welcometogttalk: Give it a little time....Someone will be along to shead some light on your question!

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 05:53 PM

Definitely A Farmette. Oh yeah, I like it. Nice

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 06:06 PM

So, rebadged Farmette 75! Next question - where would one find other implements. I have a front blade that manually articulates with a pedal. I would love to find a deck! And a schematic of the tranny since it seems to be stuck in gear.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 06:43 PM

This might help http://groups.yahoo....Gardentractors/

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Very nice tractor you found. I don't think that you will find implements for it very easily. I am sure with some digging and some $$$ you could find something. I would keep it like it is and clean it up and take it to shows. :D

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Very nice tractor you found. I don't think that you will find implements for it very easily. I am sure with some digging and some $$$ you could find something. I would keep it like it is and clean it up and take it to shows. :D


It really is in great shape. I'd give it a good bath, then wipe it down with ATF and haul it to some shows.

As George said, with enough searching (and a few $$$) you may find a deck, but considering that the tractor itself is pretty rare... I'd bet implements will be even tougher to find

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 07:43 PM

So, I shouldn't have left it out in the rain eh? Drove it around a little today. Needs lubed up and cleaned up some for sure. Took a bit for me to figure out how to start it! Joined the Yahoo group.

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 08:39 PM

I guess this is different. http://gardentractor...now-what-it-is/

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 04:35 AM

I just wanted to say welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.I'm not sure what that is myself.

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 12:02 AM

From what I can see of the transmission it looks like a T92. There was a PDF of it here on this site in the manuals section cant find it though to link. Here is the PDF that I have, if it is a T92 or something similar I just recently had to dig into one I might be able to give you some pointers.

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