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#1 michelle OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 07:58 PM

So what does a girl have to do to get a Red-E section around here?  :D

 

Newest addition to the collection pictured below. I really like this one. It's going to take some work (okay, a lot of work), but it's a model I haven't seen in person before. 

 

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A happy husband (and for size comparison).

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:14 PM

The company didn't put a lot of effort in building the steering system. Nice husband though.


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:17 PM

That's a pretty neat looking tractor.Kinda looks like a Mini PowerKing.

 

Those front tires Solid rubber? Ouch makes my hands numb just looking at them.


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Sure it is Red-E?  Surely isn't the tractor EPCO  was making for them. Only the trans would be same,ha! That thing almost looks homebuilt to me, or at least not lots of engineering involved with it. Yeah, looks like steering wheel is upside down and would be grabbed and spun out of  your  hands with right dip/hole hit by front wheel. That Clutch Housing.....


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:30 PM

It's a Model 11 Red-E. Matches what's in the literature we have, except it advertises brakes which this thing does not have. It's more of a Page design, if I recall. This was before the partnership with Economy, but Adam can fill in more of the history of Red-E in relation to the era of this tractor. 



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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:33 PM

   Has it been sandblasted or is it just me?   Neat looking machine either way


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:35 PM

We picked up it's "big brother" last year. This one is the Model 18. 

 

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:37 PM

   Has it been sandblasted or is it just me?   Neat looking machine either way

 

Yes, the previous owner sandblasted it already. Bummer because it had some really nice looking rust on it. 



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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Very nice! Thank you for sharing the photos. Any tractor with a steel pan seat is worth having!
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Posted August 17, 2014 - 09:46 PM

Nice looking tractor, Michelle.  I think one day you and Adam will be able to hold the ribbon up that says you both are the Red-E experts!

 

That little Kohler has an interesting generator setup on it.  Starting from the rear isn't any different than starting from the front, but I believe that is the first time I have seen it attempted.

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 17, 2014 - 09:55 PM

Red-E sold 4 wheel riding tractors as early as 1950. These first tractors were not a EPCO tractor. EPCO built Red-E tractors are known from 1952-1957. 

 

A new line of Red-E riders came out around 1958 when Red-E stopped offering the EPCO version.

 

What you see here would have been offered around 1958-1965


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Posted August 18, 2014 - 04:50 AM

   I don't get why anyone would sandblast something completely assembled, especially something like a tractor.  that sand gets down into places where it should never be!!!!!!!!! then you have to get it back out of there!!  Oh well, to each his own I guess.

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 06:34 AM

Really nice tractor can't wait to see it painted up

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 06:37 AM

Nice score!



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Posted August 18, 2014 - 07:19 AM

Here is how it looked up until last year. I found this picture on the forum. I made 1 phone call and got the name and number of the owner. I wish they were all this easy to find. Previous owner had intentions of restoring. We left expecting to pay more, but seller quickly came to relization that blasting hurt is value.

 

Either way Michelle and I are very pleased to add this to our collection.

 

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