This is my dad's Pioneer Red E that we pulled out of a collapsed barn in 2002. Some friends of my dad restored it the same year and it has been on show duty a few times but mostly sat in the garage. The piston, rod, and a few other parts are from a model T Ford engine. It came with a plow, cultivator, and disc. The sulky in the pics was built by the men that restored it and is used for putting around show grounds. We were told the round fuel tank and style of wheels makes it maybe a 1930 model. Most of the ones I have seen pics of were dark gray or dark green. This is one of the few I've seen that were red. We have been told that this might be the only one of these known to be below the Mason Dixon Line as most were sold in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.
I found a man in Wisconsin that gave us what little info we could find on these tractors. He also sold us the decals which he had reproduced. Two moves and a crashed computer later we have lost all his contact info. I know that back in 2002 he was the president of a tractor club up there and had several Red E's. If you are him and reading this please contact me!
This winter I'm bringing this over to my place to fix a small oil leak. I've been trying to trade dad out of it for years so maybe it will stay here but I don't think he is done playing with it yet. If anyone has any info on these tractors please share it because it sure is hard to find.