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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 02:01 PM

1963 Brillion

I dont know anything about these. If you know anything about this brand please share.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 02:11 PM

Never Heard of them Before...
Wish the pic was a bit better quality

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 02:18 PM

Never Heard of them Before...
Wish the pic was a bit better quality


:ditto:

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 02:19 PM

They were produced by Brillion Iron Works,in Brillion,Wisconsin.They had 6hp Briggs and Stratton engines.

Edited by mjodrey, February 02, 2011 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted February 02, 2011 - 02:40 PM

Looks like a tough little tractor.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 02:44 PM

Kind of resembles a Bolens or at least has the same styling.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 03:07 PM

Welcome to Brillion Iron Works

Don't know if this is the right Company. I did a quick look through, but didn't see any mention of any GT manufacturing.... might have missed it though.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 03:16 PM

Welcome to Brillion Iron Works

Don't know if this is the right Company. I did a quick look through, but didn't see any mention of any GT manufacturing.... might have missed it though.


It may not be the same one,keep in mind,the one that built the tractors was back in 1963 there abouts.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 03:25 PM

This is interesting.

Key Dates:
1893: Henry and Christine Ariens settle in Brillion and begin operating a foundry in a garage.
1897: Brillion Iron Works is founded.
1933: Ariens Co. is founded to market roto-tillers.
1950: The company debuts its riding mower.
1960: Ariens first markets a snow thrower.
1982: The company acquires Gravely.
1995: Stens Corp. is acquired.

Ariens must have had something to do with Brillion tractors.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for all the great information Maynard! I've never heard of that brand before and I'm glad you've enlightened us all!

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:35 PM

Thanks Maynard. I wish I was a bit closer to check it out.




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