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#1 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 05:05 PM

Here are the pics of my friends 12HP Springfield. It's a little rough, but very restorable!

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Here's a detail pic of the rear wheel hub. Notice the three spoke design!

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Here's a pic of the original dealer sticker that's still mostly readable. (P.S. anyone know anything about them?)

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Here's a pic of the manufacturer's label with the model and serial No.

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The number's are kinda hard to read in the pic. The model # is 66TE-12. The serial # is 80805.
Anyone know where to find more info on these units?

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 05:32 PM

Quick Mfg Co. made two wheel tractors in the 50's. They built Garden Tractors from 62-66. As your tag says they were located in Springfield, Oh. The tractors were red with white trim until '64 and then orange with white trim thereafter.They had a number of models and attachments. Many were sold by Western Auto. They were bought out by Toro and disappeared.

I was looking at one a while ago and found this info. Do not tell Hydrive.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 06:07 PM

Nice looking tractor.

Are the hood and fender fiberglass?

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:02 PM

Yes. The grille too. Something else neat about it is that the "hole" in the grille. I originally thought it was a chip missing.

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However, upon closer inspection, it appears to be directly in line with the center of the crankshaft. To me that can only mean hand-crank, Though there doesn't appear to be any kind of "receiver" on the shaft or pulley.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:04 PM

That's a good solid looking tractor,I like the style.

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 07:24 PM

That's a pretty neat tractor. It's interesting the way the seat is formed in with the fenders. Was there a cushion that went on seat?

Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 06:02 PM

That's a pretty neat tractor. It's interesting the way the seat is formed in with the fenders. Was there a cushion that went on seat?

Thanks for sharing the pictures!!


Yes. I found this pic online of the same model restored.

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 10:25 PM

Hey caseguy, Would that access hole be for a front PTO?
It looks like a preaty clean cut for a "field modification"
What does it have for motive power?
Can't wait to see it done.

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 06:51 AM

It's powered by a Kohler K341, 12 HP engine and it's shaft driven to a differential. I guess that could be a place for an external PTO. The pulley on the front of the engine is used to drive the mower deck, and it is held in place by a nut on the end of the crank. It wouldn't be an easy or "plug-n-play" installation if that was it's function, but that doesn't mean it's not!

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 11:09 PM

That is very restorable, I have one just like it only in a 10 HP model. PM me if you need any information, I have about 8-12 Springfields (lost count somewhere lol)

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 11:10 PM

We would love to hear more about your Tractors!

We love Pictures on here as well :D

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 04:42 PM

That is very restorable, I have one just like it only in a 10 HP model. PM me if you need any information, I have about 8-12 Springfields (lost count somewhere lol)

That one belongs to a friend of mine and, other than online, it's the only one I've ever seen locally. Where are you located that you have so many? They're either plentiful there or you're a dedicated collector of them LOL! I tried to buy it from him, but he's emotionally attached to it, so I didn't push the issue. I'd sure like to have one if it ever becomes available though! We'd all sure like to see some pics of your collection. I noticed in another post of yours' that you said they're either workers or works in progress. That's plenty OK with me, I'd still love to see them when you get some time :bounce: !

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 04:58 PM

That one belongs to a friend of mine and, other than online, it's the only one I've ever seen locally. Where are you located that you have so many? They're either plentiful there or you're a dedicated collector of them LOL! I tried to buy it from him, but he's emotionally attached to it, so I didn't push the issue. I'd sure like to have one if it ever becomes available though! We'd all sure like to see some pics of your collection. I noticed in another post of yours' that you said they're either workers or works in progress. That's plenty OK with me, I'd still love to see them when you get some time :bounce: !


I am in West Virginia, and the answer is dedicated LOL. Springfields were built in Springfield, OH and consequently most are in Ohio and its neighboring states. Of all my Springfields (including the other named ones) I bought most out of state. I am going to have to take or find pics of my tractors.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 05:16 PM

Yes sir,would love to see pictures of them.

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Posted February 13, 2011 - 06:49 PM

I have a 1968 Toro Suburban 8 That looks identical.
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