I'm brand new to the GT forum after just stumbling onto it recently. I live in SE Wisconsin and have always been into antique farm tractors and more recently, garden tractors. I've always liked Economy tractors; being manufactured here locally, but unless I've been looking in the wrong places, the "old" Economy's are hard to find around here.
About a month ago, I stumbled onto a local Craigslist add, for this 1952 Economy that's been in the seller's family since new. It is in original condition and included quite a few attachments that I haven't seen. It hadn't been run in years, but was kept inside...so I decided to bring it home and start learning. It didn't take long and I got it running really well; then had a little clutch issue to fix, and now it's a very reliable and fun little tractor....and I got hooked pretty quickly!
Two weeks ago, my wife was working, so I took my 2yr old daughter, Lydia to a local show and saw on the bullitan board, a For Sale sign for an early 1951 Economy with a sickle mower which looked intriguing. (Lydia made me call on it..:) We found that it was also very local and decided that the '52 needed a friend and brought it home. This one was gone through mechanically and has brand new tires on it. The sickle mower and older style front end really drew me too it and Lydia and I have been taking rides around the yard now all week.
Anyway, I look forward to learning a lot on the forum and sharing the little that I've learned along the way. Thanks!