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#31 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:32 AM

There are guys here that know much more than me but I belive that is a Wisconsin engine. I have owned several over the years and I always liked them. I have a newer version on my compactor now under the Subaru-Robin brand. Tough little motor that starts well.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:35 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.

Country squire is a re-badged Economy.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:37 AM

There are guys here that know much more than me but I belive that is a Wisconsin engine. I have owned several over the years and I always liked them. I have a newer version on my compactor now under the Subaru-Robin brand. Tough little motor that starts well.

That is a Wisconsin.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 10:01 AM

I love these threads!

It's amazing just how many people got into the garden tractor production business post-war.  All these little machine shops assembling a handful of tractors.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Looks like a home built very similar to one my Dad built.  He used a Crosley car rearend, Wisconsin engine with clutch off of a old grain elevator, frame, frontend and seat from a small old AC, transmission and steering wheel and column from some old car (Chrysler product I believe), back wheels were off a car and he welded in steel plates and drilled them to fit studs on hubs.  Made from all old left over parts from my Grandpa's shop.  I gave it to a nephew and he restored it with a different engine because he couldn't find a replacement magneto.  It's on his list to be done again.  Wish I had pictures.  Maybe one of these days I'll ask him if he has some.  Alot of these homebuilts look similar and memic Gibsons and such.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Country squire is a re-badged Economy.

I think there is an echo in here.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Look at the old magazines like Popular Science, Mechanics Illustrated, Popular Mechanics and Department of Agriculture publications from the 10s through 50s. They were full of articles on building tractors and other machines from salvaged auto and other machine parts. I remember one from about WWI where the engine was a one lunger from a washing machine. The challenge now is to match the custom tractor to the plans. It may take a long time but it would be an interesting research project. If anyone does it, please copy and save all of your articles. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Maybe this thread has died, but something interesting about this tractor.  I am pretty convinced this is not an Economy, BUT, I hit it with a pressure washer and it removed what looked like a repaint.  The original paint starting showing up all over the tractor in small spots.  Comparing the orange that came out to some Economy parts I found, it looks dead on.  This probably means nothing, but I found it interesting that out of all the possible colors, here came that color.  The pictures may not be as clear as it is in person.

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Posted June 05, 2017 - 05:56 AM

Maybe this thread has died, but something interesting about this tractor.  I am pretty convinced this is not an Economy, BUT, I hit it with a pressure washer and it removed what looked like a repaint.  The original paint starting showing up all over the tractor in small spots.  Comparing the orange that came out to some Economy parts I found, it looks dead on.  This probably means nothing, but I found it interesting that out of all the possible colors, here came that color.  The pictures may not be as clear as it is in person.

Tim, did you ever do anything with this tractor? Any more info ever turn up on it?



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Posted June 05, 2017 - 10:05 AM

I sold it to a guy here in Central Ky.  Never found out much more about it.  He supposedly has restored and repainted it.  


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