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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:25 PM

It's not Pond or Shaw. I was thinkin' Lincoln but that's not it either. Tim, can you get better pictures of the drop downs to the rear wheels? Most of the drop downs are cast and hold the axle stub but these look thin and open. they don't look to go straight down either. How is the axle supported? Also, from what I can see of the clutch, it just looks like the standard clutch that wisconsin supplied on their engines. Maybe a clear picture of the back of the engine and the brackets around there might give a clue too.   


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Looks a lot like this ...apparently a Pond ...1954 ish. found this online . Google is a great thing.

Look at the front of the frame. It's different. also if you look at the back of the engine, the clutch is in a diffent housing and the trans bolts up to the housing. The tool lift is in the back behind the seat. The tool lift on this tractor reminds me of the early Economy but the clutch arrangement and trans isn't economy either.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:56 PM

Here are a few more pictures.  I really appreciate everyones help and thoughts.  Other than light surface rust, it seems very solid and intact.  I am not in a real big hurry to do anything with it and did not want to mess with anything before I could try to get an idea on what it is or if it is an original of some sorts.

 

Thanks again

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 03:11 PM

As I posted in your other thread, this is home brew. Look at  all the quality of the welds, not what I would call "factory" quality. After WWII There were 100's of ex GI's trying to cash in on tons of surplus equipment and building garden tractors. This is what I think you have.

Still a nice tractor and deserving of a restoration.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:16 PM

Its not a Pond, wrong bull gear setup, all theres were enclosed cast casings. I dont think its a speedex either as they also had similar bull gear casings as the Ponds. Thats a ford trans and diff casing for sure. and the front axel looks real close to a speedex or economy, but a decent fab guy could make that easy enough.
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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:26 PM

I am with Gravely-Power. Taking a closer look at it you can see some things that have come off other tractor's. The lift looks like Economy and the seat spring looks very similar to a Farmall M or H seat spring. Still a very cool tractor though.

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:57 PM

I once again appreciate the input.  With all the educated input I have got on this and another related thread, I feel pretty good in saying it is either a homemade or small production piece.  I was thrown off by all the well produced parts and handles.  I guess it makes sense that someone would get as many mass produced parts and use them in their build-up.  I remember the guy I got it from thought his dad got it in Northern OH, maybe the Cleveland area.  Now, to pick a nice color to restore it in.  I just did not want to be the guy that painted an original Power King Blue or something.



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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Welcome. I am thinking no to the power king. The frames look different. Unless they changed at some point.

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Maybe get some numbers off the engine and goggle to maybe find the year? Powerkingtractor.com will lead you to Mission Manufacturing which owns the rights to Jim Dandy Powerking. On that site is a a model number/year table that maybe you can google to see if you can find one online that looks like yours. Engine numbers can get you close unless it is a replacement.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Don't forget Country Gentleman, also.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 06:55 AM

Don't forget Country Gentleman, also.

Wasn't that a magazine??


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:03 AM

Wasn't that a magazine??

And a good one at that.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:42 AM

Oops! Country Squire. I always get that wrong. I think if you look on the internet, that may be what you have. The early CS was it's own brand. Later they were bought out and were a rebadged Economy.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 07:47 AM

No, sorry! Thyat's not it either! The seat is different.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:11 AM

I don't know Lilysdad, I think your on to something. Yeah the seats different but it could have been modified maybe?

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