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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 12:04 PM

I don't think this got much viewing in my Other Post. Does anyone recognize this? It has a Wisconsin engine and the engineering is certainly factory. It has an I beam frame made from one bar bent around the front into a U. I don't recognize the trans either. The steering box is a pinion and sector mounted high over the drive tran.DSC06647.JPG DSC06648.JPG

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 01:34 PM

Hope somebody can help you with this! It looks somewhat familiar but I can't put a name on it.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 02:16 PM

Looks pretty heavy! That grill design kinda looks like early Gibson?? Just guessing here. At Portland yesterday saw my first Sears Handyman. That was heavy too, but sure unconventional in way it was built for sure. This isn't one of those tho.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 03:09 PM

Looks pretty heavy! That grill design kinda looks like early Gibson?? Just guessing here. At Portland yesterday saw my first Sears Handyman. That was heavy too, but sure unconventional in way it was built for sure. This isn't one of those tho.


I thought "Gibson" also as soon as I saw the pic, but I can't say it is a Gibson or not.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Gibson it is.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 05:18 PM

The way he described the frame as a 1 piece I beam bent around the front, it reminded me of an Ottawa Mule team, but it didnt look like one


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Posted October 19, 2012 - 05:28 PM

It looks like the same hood, but the front axle is different. Also, it seems to have a lever steering. Maybe a different model?

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Seeing as how the "Farmall" next to it is a custom creation from a wheel horse, I'd say it's a one off custom!

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 09:40 AM

Seeing as how the "Farmall" next to it is a custom creation from a wheel horse, I'd say it's a one off custom!


I was thinking the same thing. It has a lot of similarities to a Gibson but the hood is too rounded in the front. The rear diff looks like Gibson but I don't see the name and cities cast into it. It also loks different where the axles go in. Like was said, the front axle is wrong too. Gibson did use a steering wheel on the Super D models. Gibson did make a bigger farm tractor (model I?) Maybe its supposed to be a replica of it? I don't see the frame bent around the front. Looks like the rails are sticking out similar to the Farmall replica behind it.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 06:21 PM

rat88s' pic looks like a 1948 Jacques-Frazer. See http://rototiller4.h...rototiller.html half way down. There seems to be a number of tractors with the wrap around frame. It makes alot of sense for strength and ease of fabrication.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:42 PM

There is one on ebay http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c692f474c .Just the chasis.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:25 PM

rat88s' pic looks like a 1948 Jacques-Frazer. See http://rototiller4.h...rototiller.html half way down.



I was just at a show with 2 Jaques-Frazers and got a few pics. They used a different rear end and front axle/mount than the one in the first picture but do use the wrap-around frame as you noted.

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 03:46 PM

The tractor in the first post is Gibson; sort of. It was built by Gibson to be sold through Montgomery Ward. I understand they only built a handful for customer approval, but Montgomery Ward did not take them up. Not sure if they were to be badged as Gibson or MW, but suspect the latter as Gibson could have easily offered them through the existing Gibson dealer network if it were to be a new, smaller Gibson model. A few were used around the factory in Longmont, CO as utility tractors and eventually sold off locally. Some others have survived, which is why I recognized the photos.

 

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Posted July 21, 2016 - 02:16 PM

I like the Farmall






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