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Trying To Figure Out What Speedex Is In This 1961 & 71 Fam' Photo.


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#1 Gfann OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 11:49 PM

I suspect it is the same Speedex in both photos but the pic with a hood it appears the tractors brand new by the look of it. The later (hoodless photo) is approx 10 years later. The first is approx. 1961. I was thinking it was an s14, but in 1961, were there s14s? The other detail to note is the seat isn't using a seat spring just a rod. You can see the engine is a Briggs. It appears to have a lever in the center likely a 2 speed and an attachment lever. Only one foot rest. I'm not sure how for back the s series went.

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 12:10 AM

I am thinking it would be an S24? The engine looks bigger that the 5 3/4 hp or 6 hp briggs that where on the S14. That looks like the size of a 9HP Briggs that would have been on the S24.

 

And it looks like the S series was around from about 1959.

 

Nice looking photos! Thanks for sharing. :thumbs:


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Those are great pictures. I'm not sure on the engine. A 9hp Briggs from that era is a really big engine. I'm thinking it would be much taller than the one in the picture. 


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Thats for sure and 8 hp briggs which is the same i got on mine and its the 2 speed transmission so its probably a s 17 because the is my theory

s-14 5-3/4 briggs 2 speed tranny

s-17 17 cubic inch briggs or 8 hp on some and 2 speed tranny

s 18 had a 8 hp kohler and 4 speed tranny

s19 had 8 hp briggs and 4 speed tranny and the
s-24 had a 3 speed but they a noticeably bigger

 

Also the 2 speed 3 speed versions had a high and low pulleys setup like the one in picture


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 12:06 PM

FYI, the kids in the photos are: (the pic with the two girls is my mother on the seat, and the pic with the young boy is my uncle. If the years are correct, and my mother seems to think so, then the one with her on it was '61 and the other is '71. In 1961 from the info I have dug up, would make it either S14 or S23. That would be true up to 1966 which is when the S18,19,&24 came out. I'm not familiar with the s23 but I'd bet it isn't a 23 which had a 9HP Briggs on it. The engine looks just like the Briggs that is on my Bready and my the S14, they are 6hp. So I guess I'm leaning towards S14.

I'm still confused by the seat though. No seat spring. Just a long seat rod. I've never seen a Speedex like that. At least not the S Tractors.

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 12:17 PM

I am pretty sure they made the s17 in the early 60 late 50s


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 12:44 PM

They all look the same to me. Find the code off the frame?? OR, maybe these aren't around now?  Why is it important to know the model?  You had fun with/on it, remember that and be happy!  Seems odd the Girl in photo got Bigger and the boy got Smaller!! Hee! Hee!


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 01:23 PM

I am pretty sure they made the s17 in the early 60 late 50s


I could be reading that card wrong, misinterpreting it. IdK.

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 01:26 PM

They all look the same to me. Find the code off the frame?? OR, maybe these aren't around now?  Why is it important to know the model?  You had fun with/on it, remember that and be happy!  Seems odd the Girl in photo got Bigger and the boy got Smaller!! Hee! Hee!


That's not me in the photos, before my time. I just want to know if its an s14 really. Because I have an S14 so it would be nice to know for sure if the same as the one my grandfather had. I might just have to say close enough and go with it.

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Posted September 16, 2013 - 02:21 PM

Definitely not a S24. Those were larger machines. I had one several years back. Judging from the size of the kids there is no way. The S24 was comperable size to a Jim Dandy/early Economy.


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 02:57 PM

It looks a lot like a late model M-14.  I have a lever steer version and some of the pictures I've seen showed them with a hood.  It might be also be a very early S-14 and they used the last of the parts from the M-14 or someone converted it to use a steering wheel.  This is what mine looks like.  Its the one on the right.               Stewart

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Posted September 16, 2013 - 03:28 PM

The m14 theory would explain the seat. Perhaps it was an early s14 made in part from an m14.

The only detail I can add is my mother said she could recall the shifter in front of the seat. My grandfather had a wheel horse too.

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 06:02 PM

it's not a S17 as they did not start production untill 67 for the 68 model year and the S23 is almost comparable to the S24 in size so it rules it out and the theory about the M/S14 is possible as they supposedly would use leftover hoods and other parts on the next years tractors , so G with that said i hope it clears the fog a little  :thumbs: 



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Posted September 21, 2013 - 08:50 AM

I think I'll settle on the theory that it's an S14 possible made in part from an M14.

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