I have been a member for a long time but have not posted before. I was out picking near Racine Wisconsin when I came across this very inexpensive orange tractor that was badged as a Jacobsen but appears to be a FORD tractor at one time. Original owner says he has owned since mid 70's and tractor was always orange. The paint appears to be factory original paint with blue front portion and white fenders under the orange. The ORIGINAL serial number tag is still on the tractor and is BLANK. The engine is a 1976 Briggs 8 horse briggs that appears to be original to the tractor or one heck of a repaint job!. The grill appears to be aluminum as does the deck. I am at a loss as what to think as there are no known serial numbers that I can find on the tractor and the deck is marked 34" Chief. Was this tractor built "One piece at a time by Johnny Cash? ;}
Any input and ideas into whats up with this tractor will be a big help to me.