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#1 Bill 76 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 12:46 AM

I don't know how to post a cl listing but on milwaukee cl there is a red e walk behind tractor for $375,I don't want this thing but I was woundering what kind of engine it is,Never seen anything like it--looks almost as old as dirt.I just gotta know who made the engine--Thanks in advance for any info                            Bill


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 05:16 AM

https://milwaukee.cr...4612472722.html

 

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 06:37 AM

Here is the most popular article written about the Red-E Tractor company. Some of the Company history is not true but tractor information is accurate as far as I know.

 

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 06:39 AM

The early Red-E used their own make of engine. A lot of the parts are model T Ford. Their advertisement says we use many parts from a well known, low priced automobile. The fan built in the flywheel draws air down past the cylinder, through the tin shrould and blows out the flywheel. This is one of the later units. The first one had cast shroulds with an oval tank, then tin shrould with an oval tank and then the round tank. I'm not sure on the pipe handles but the last ones did use pipe. These were made into the 40s. Later Red E's in the 50s used Wisconsin engines.


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 07:40 AM

Adam, You don't have this yet?

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 08:29 AM

The early Red-E used their own make of engine. A lot of the parts are model T Ford. Their advertisement says we use many parts from a well known, low priced automobile. The fan built in the flywheel draws air down past the cylinder, through the tin shrould and blows out the flywheel. This is one of the later units. The first one had cast shroulds with an oval tank, then tin shrould with an oval tank and then the round tank. I'm not sure on the pipe handles but the last ones did use pipe. These were made into the 40s. Later Red E's in the 50s used Wisconsin engines.

just to add to dougs fine post. The round fuel tanks were used on the 1930 and up models, before that they were oval shaped. I would think this one should have had wooden handles, also the push rods to the rockers are missing, which is common. The tire thats missing, is probably an 18" one.

I'd say the price is a little high and closer to what one that runs goes for.


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 08:57 AM

Adam, You don't have this yet?

 

I'd love to, but as another said, seller alittle high on price.


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 02:12 PM

Thank you to everyone,my question has been answered. 

                        

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