I just picked up one of my favourite garden tractors, a Shaw Du-All. I've wanted a Shaw for a very, very long time, and they are at the very top of my bucket list of tractors. This one is a 1950 R12T. It uses a Wisconsin twin cylinder engine (a model TF - around 14hp), an automotive clutch, a Borg Warner transmission, a Ford rear end, and I believe the seat spring/bracket came from the bumper of a Ford (or so I read). It seems that, just like many other manufacturers of the era, that they made use of a lot of used automotive parts to build their machines. Anyway, this one has brand new tires, but it will need a lot of work to restore it. I also don't believe that the front axle is original (and the tie rod, but that is more obvious). This will be my big winter restoration project. These Shaws are very hard to find, at least around here. Unfortunately, I had to sell my Gibson to pay for it, but I know I'll be really, really happy with the Shaw.