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Fired up the Speedex 1631 this evening...... took some pics


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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 08:57 PM

I took the Speedex 1631 out of the shed this evening to run it for awhile. Hadn't really done anything with it since late this past spring. I feel like I made a HUGE accomplishment..... I got the top link freed up!!! It had been frozen tight since I bought the tractor last spring. Every once in awhile, I'd shoot some WD-40 on it. But tonight was one of the first times I've been able to get the tractor out so I could work the top link a bit. Spins nice and free now. Also did some greasing and some cleaning (not too much.... Don't want it to look too pretty..... It's a worker!)

Also took some pictures while it was out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy this fine piece of machinery:

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 09:16 PM

Thanks For the pics. That's one great looking Speedex :thumbs:

What year is it?

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 09:24 PM

Thanks For the pics. That's one great looking Speedex :thumbs:

What year is it?

1980, best as I can tell. Looks like it's about 1950, huh?

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Posted August 19, 2010 - 09:26 PM

1980, best as I can tell. Looks like it's about 1950, huh?


yeah, it looks older than it really is. I thought it was from the 70's

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Posted August 20, 2010 - 04:38 AM

That's a nice looking Speedex.Those are neat tractors,thanks for the pics.

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Posted August 20, 2010 - 06:43 AM

That is really cool. With the plow and ags, it is a definition of Garden Tractor. Nice job.

I have to agree too, it looks much older than it's true age. What a classic.

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Posted August 20, 2010 - 07:58 AM

Nice looking Speedex! Their styling sure makes them look older than they actually are. My mid 1960's S-24 looks like something built in the 40's or before. They are a simple and well built machine, nothing fancy about them but they are made to work, not sit around and look pretty.

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Posted August 20, 2010 - 09:11 AM

My 1631 also came with a 44" belly mower, discs, and some cultivator shanks. I added some offset shanks and several sizes of sweeps. I think that of the 4 tractors I own, the Speedex is my favorite, followed closely by the Cub 123.

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 05:30 PM

From 1959 until 1974 Speedex made the s series tractors ( s14 s17 s18 s19 s23 s24 and the s32) After that they made the 4digit numberd tractors..........And if you have a s18 with a kohler on it , it was made after 1966........You can go to Speedex Tractor and learn more.......Go to the home page and scroll all the way down.......That gives you the history of Speedex................John..........Great forum you have here........... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Dimms- I have a mid 60's well in fact a 66 Speedex S-24 and it has the 10 HP briggs, I know you indicated the S32 has a 14HP Kohler...is that correct? When did they start making the S-32? nra lifer's 1631 how does this compare in size to the S-32? I have a 1630 and 1632...Thx

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:43 PM

NutCASE........My s32 has a 14hp kohler on it thats supposed to go up to 8mph............It is 41" wide 47" if you turn the tires.....54" long....47" high with 4speeds and reverse..........Holds 3 gallons of gas........and weights 1200 lbs..........It has a 50" left hand mower deck that is round at the ends and not straight like all the other ones........The snow plow I think is 5ft.......But I am not positive and its in the shed and I cant check it right now..........You can get a 60"sickle bar and a fel...........It has 8x20s in the back and 4x12s in the front..................If you go the Speedex Tractors, on the home page go down to you see... New Pictures.......Scroll down until you see s32 and click on it..........Scroll down to you get to the 12th and 13th tractors. They are exactly like mine except for different tires in the back............(I love the mean look of these tractors)........I hope this helps you and everyone else.......These tractors are scarce up here because the tobacco farmers down south used them for their tobacco farms because of the 20" ground clearance............I am going to stop now because I havent typed this much in 40 years and my fingers have calises forming on them..........Any more questions feel free to ask............John..................
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:50 PM

P.S. they made then in either the very late 60s or early 70s....I havent found out yet............They were made after the s24s and were the last of the s series.........then they started with the 4 digit numbers.........John...................

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:56 PM

yes I gathered it was the same size as my 1632 but didn't see the specs. I did see the pics, any videos of it in action? I am taking mine to a plow day this july so I should be able to get some good photos of it in action...I may take my 'tiller steer' and S-24, but maybe the 1632...so many choices...LOL yet again, maybe my Gravely
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Very nice :thumbs: I would have never guessed it was that new, even though it looks to be in great condition. It does a good job of representing "Garden Tractor" as daytime dave pointed out.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Which plow day in July..........I am making some trips to Erie this summer to square my mother in laws house and get it ready to sell.............John.............

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