Cool tractor, and great color too! I'd snatch one up if near me & not too high.
What In The Bleep Is This?
Posted October 03, 2014 - 08:54 AM
Posted October 03, 2014 - 05:31 PM
I have seen some real oddball tractors but this one takes the cake..Talk about over built! I can't wait to put the dual tires on...should look real Bad @$$
Posted October 03, 2014 - 06:37 PM
Posted October 03, 2014 - 06:55 PM
Thanks for sharing Lowell.
Posted October 03, 2014 - 07:21 PM
The Locke Company has been in business for many years and still produces golf course/commercial mowers in Georgia. The "jet propelled" mower posted in this thread has reels that were probably used on golf courses.
- TomLGT195 said thank you
Posted October 03, 2014 - 11:48 PM
Posted May 16, 2015 - 04:31 PM
The Devere Company made mowers beginning in 1950. ...I don't know when they started making the garden tractor.
Devere was located at 2000-2012 Clark St, Racine, Wisconsin, as shown in the pic above. ....By 1964, they relocated to 1220 Washington Ave, in Racine.
In October, 1963, Devere Company became the Devere-Locke Division of Locke Manufacturing Companies. .....The Devere rotary mowers and tractors continued to be made in Racine, while the Locke-Devere Division continued to manufacture the Locke reel mowers in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
At some time between 1964 and 1970, Devere became known as Devere Manufacturing Company, a Division of Bosley, Inc. . ...The Locke Manufacturing Division became part of Stellar Industries, Inc.
For 1964, the 10hp garden tractor was known as Model 1000.