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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Today we rescued a Engineered Products Company (Economy Tractor) built Red-E.

 

These were built by EPCO, and sold by Red-E Tractor Company of Richfield WI. They are identical to the Economy tractor other then the red paint and a Red-E tag.

 

It is rough, but having the Red-E tag was the selling point. It is missing some parts but our plan is to save the patina and get it drivable.

 

 


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 03:52 PM

Didn't get any pictures of the rest of the parts (including the engine), but here is the frame. 

 

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 03:57 PM

That is really down to the bones! It would be interesting to see it brought back to a runner. 


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:15 PM

Adam/Michelle, looks like you found something someone decided to set aside a while back, but on a rare bird you have to get what you can get.  Do you have the other axle housing?  That in my mind would be the hardest part to find on something unique like that.

 

Is the engine any good?

 

I've seen worse things than that come back to life.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:16 PM

Yes, we have those parts. We're missing the seat and the transmission (was used in the owner's Economy tractor). Need some wheels too. Maybe some tires.  :rolling:


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:19 PM

Looks like a great project! I like the idea of keeping the patina and making it a runner! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

 

 

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:29 PM

I haven't seen too many of these, but it looks like you are missing some parts....very important parts! :poke:



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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:46 PM

Let me guess, it ran when they parked it?  You may need at least one rear tire there.


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Yes, we have those parts. We're missing the seat and the transmission (was used in the owner's Economy tractor). Need some wheels too. Maybe some tires.  :rolling:

 

No, you don't need tires.  What you have is perfectly good.  :wave:

 

What engine did it use?

 

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:42 PM

No, you don't need tires.  What you have is perfectly good.  :wave:

 

What engine did it use?

 

Ben W.

 

Wisconsin AEN


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:44 PM

We are also missing a brake band but Economy parts are available so finding parts should be possible.



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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:46 PM

It has a Wisconsin engine. It was put on the trailer after I took these photos. 


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Posted April 06, 2014 - 05:58 PM

Looks like a fun project!






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