Economy/power King, What You Might Not Know
Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:58 PM
Posted February 16, 2013 - 10:12 AM
I have a 1976 Jim Dandy model with the 14hp. Would mine be considered a Power King Jim Dandy ? One big difference on the JD was 8" wheels up front. What decals would have been on the side of my hood since it was painted over when I got it?
That would be an Economy Jim Dandy and it would have a Jim Dandy decal on the top center of the hood.
- pharmer said thank you
Posted February 16, 2013 - 11:06 AM
I just checked my S.N.-42736 which makes it a 1977.
Do these decals still apply?
Edited by pharmer, February 16, 2013 - 11:18 AM.
Posted February 17, 2013 - 06:37 PM
Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:18 PM
I had this letter sent to me from some one the worked for Power King years ago... I ask a question about Country Squire and the was his reply...
Like any company that lasted from 1946 to the early 1990s there are lots of twists and turns that happened. Engineering Products Co., Inc. was the official corporate name of the company that produced your tractor. We basically assembled the tractors from parts that we purchased - we didn't make engines or hydraulic cylinders or electrical switches or transmissions, we bought them. We had castings made and had various shops do the machining. Everything came into our plant and we assembled them. In all those years the sales process changed - Factory Direct to the Customer, thru dealers, thru distributors and sometimes a combination of these. The entire tractor line and the various models had a number of changes that also at times crossed over. Your "Country Squire Tractor" was produced at a time when an individual (who later became the in-house Sales Manager) was employed to work out of his house, in Muskego, WI, and sell tractors factory direct to customers via mail order. When your tractor came down the line it simply was given a different Name Plate and next serial number stamped onto it. In another time a tractor might have been a "Country Squire model" of an Economy Tractor because of the particular combination of front and rear tire sizes that it had been ordered with.
Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:19 PM
What happend to my post... I got lined out.....
Posted March 16, 2013 - 03:25 PM
Power King names .... Can anyone add to this list ?
Posted March 16, 2013 - 05:18 PM
I don't think any serial #'s were tagged as Lawn-O Mat.I think it was a lawn service that bought a number of tractors and had them ordered green.I think.
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