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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 05:46 PM

For anyone interested, this site tells some of the history of the Speedex tractors. Wheel Horse enthusiasts might know that brothers were responsible for a lot of the enjoyment we are having today with our GT's. Scroll down the page to get to the history write-up.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 05:53 PM

Thanks for that link

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for the link, thats a great story.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 06:11 PM

That's a very interesting site,thanks for the link.

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 06:40 PM

Cool story...I guess it says that although we like different tractors, in a way we are all brothers .......Too sappy????....lol

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Posted January 09, 2011 - 11:56 PM

Glad you enjoyed it. It really amazes me how such a small group of guys became responsible for so many lines of GT's, and the influence those lines had on so many others. The first time I set eyes on a Speedex was early last year when I saw a CL ad for the 1631 I now own. Although it wasn't as pretty as some, it had its own beauty, and I could tell from the pictures that it was a tough, simply-built tractor. I have never regretted buying that tractor, and it's certainly my favorite!

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Posted January 11, 2011 - 08:20 AM

Read it over morning coffee, very nice. Thanks.

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Posted January 11, 2011 - 07:28 PM

Lots of interesting stuff in that link, thanks.

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Posted January 11, 2011 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for the information! I think that it understated their "motivation" though LOL!

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Never looked at Speedex too much, kind of odd rigs. I have never seen one like those in pix above with Ford hoods and such. Kinda neat! I did have some lit of the Strongland tractors that never really got going. There was a dealer for them in Southern IN where I got the flyer. Have seen one of biggest at Portland, IN show and was nice looking rig. They even showed the Factory in pix that looked like a barn and silo. Not sure if real or not. Was thinking of trying a Speedex, but would have to be later models, guess the 4-digit ones? Not sure I like the sliding engine clutch set-up, but would look at one of those too. I know they had T-92 trans, same as PK's but sideways in some models. I'll have to look around at models and get better idea of what they are. Now, where are the pictures for them here??

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for the link, it is very good site, one of the few on Speedex tractors,

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Now, where are the pictures for them here??


Try here: http://gardentractor...bum/23-speedex/




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