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#1 jtrojek OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:55 AM

So I came across this little old wagon and was able to pick it up.  Normally I'm really not into implements and what not unless they are specific to a garden tractor I own, but when I saw this little thing I thought it was awesome and would look fantastic pulled behind one of my garden tractors and would be great for giving rides to the kids.  I had never seen anything quite like it.  I've seen lots of newer wagons, but nothing as old and as ornate as this.  The deck is 4'x7'.

 

I think it originally had wooden wheels on it and way back when someone put rubber on it (I'm guessing from the rims and tires - the tires are from the same era as the ones on my old Gibson, Ridemaster, etc.).  The suspension is very fancy (I should have taken a picture of the front suspension to show how it turns - quite neat, I think), a combination of wooden, cast iron and steel parts.  My plan is to clean it up, paint it, and put a nice new deck on it, making it look like something akin to an old hay wagon.  I'll likely work on it this winter (too many other projects at the moment).  I think it has a whole lot of potential to be really neat when pulled behind the right old garden tractor (most of my stuff is from the 40s and early 50s).

 

The pictures are some I took before I picked it up.  The previous owner had since put a new sheet of plywood on it.

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:08 AM

That is one cool wagon! Nice score on that one. Get us some pics of the front axle. I like the springs at the rear! All you have to do is move the headboard to the rear end for a hay wagon!


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Really nice find! The company that made the wheel hubs is still in business. http://www.ctd.mb.ca/


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Great find !!!  That's some suspension for such a small trailer !!


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Nice find Jamie. Should make a fine restoration project....Dave



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Posted July 10, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Really cool piece.

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 12:33 PM

That's sweet! I wonder if it was an old luggage cart or something along those lines.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 08:38 AM

Get us some pics of the front axle. I like the springs at the rear! All you have to do is move the headboard to the rear end for a hay wagon!

 

My thinking exactly: that headboard is going to the rear of the wagon when I restore it so that it looks more like a hay wagon. I will also take some pictures of the front suspension either today and tomorrow.


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Neat little wagon.



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 06:23 PM

That is a slick little "hay" wagon and the suspension is quite impressive.

As with most old implements and a lot of old garden tractors, it is painted the traditional John Deere colors.

Are you going to paint it a different color combination when you restore it ?



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Posted July 21, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Thats a sweet wagon!






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