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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:26 PM
Ooh, boy. I always wondered what a gold-plated tractor would look like if you let it sit outside for 40 years.
Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:49 PM
I have never heard of such a thing. I wonder how many are around?
That's about as small as the Hiller Yard Hand. You don't see tiny creatures like that every day.
Here is information about them from a very knowledgable owner on Smokstak,
"I have on purchased in the early '60s in Altoona, PA. I have all the paper work and the accessories/implements which were purchased with it including a 3 gang reel mower, trailer, roller, and fertilizer spreader. I believe it was $264. Made by Mohawk Engineering in N. Adams, MA or possibly Pittsfield, MA for Fidelity Electric, Lancaster, PA. Don't know how many made, and only know of about 4 others, including yours, which I located searching the internet. They are really rare.
"Mohawk reportedly made these 3 wheeled tractors under about 10 different brands, three I'm sure of are Mity-Mule, Tiger Suburban, and Fimaco. I have catalogs and ads. I have been in contact with an owner in Connecticut who has one, but it does not run either. He plans to get the decals reproduced to fix his up. He reportedly may have some of the Briggs 8R6 engines from other equipment also, but I have not gotten a price. That engine was used on a lot of tillers, walk-behind tractors, etc. w/ its 6:1 gear reduction."
Posted April 30, 2014 - 10:28 AM
One of those is on my short list due to the local connection. I don't know how many are left but I would imagine it's a few more than he claims in the listing. I've seen at least three at local shows. I think his price is crazy so that probably means he'll get it. One in much better condition and running sold a few years ago for $200.
I'm curious where the Mohawk Engineering info in the above post came from. I've been told they were actually built in Lancaster and one owner even displayed a picture of the building/factory.
Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:23 AM
Price dropped to $2000
Posted May 28, 2014 - 10:52 AM
I have seen 3 fimaco 58 im not sure that they made another model
Edited by 1967bolens collector, May 28, 2014 - 10:54 AM.
Posted November 15, 2014 - 06:03 PM
I was the lucky recipient of this Fimaco tractor. I've restored it as the Mity-Mule brand. I've attached pictures of the completed restoration. I've seen the comments about the sellers asking price. You have to remember prices are almost always negotiable. This tractor was on my wish list and you just don't wake one morning and say today I'm going to buy a Fimaco. Their quite rare. I go to a lot tractor shows and swap meets and rare tractors do get pricey and I never find the cheap gems. If any has or runs across rare small (kiddie size) tractors I still have a few I'm looking to acquire. Feel free to contact me.
Posted November 15, 2014 - 06:08 PM