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#1 1mathom1 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 09:27 AM

What can anyone tell us about these?

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:41 AM

I don't know a thing about them but nice looking tractor.



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Try this in our Manuals Section   http://gardentractor...-rotary-tiller/

 

Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:25 AM

I didn't know about the tractors. Pretty high class, quality looking tractor. That engine always reminded me of an old BMW bike.



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:29 AM

I've seen the walk behinds, but never a rider.
Very cool that two were saved at least.

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Wow! Those are super nice!



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Always love the walker versions, but am not familiar with the riders.  The styling of them are just so cool!  I have a coworker here who collects and restores the walk behind Frazers, and purchased his first rider from me last year...a restored Simplicity 700.  Since then, he and I have lots of water cooler conversations about tractors, and you can bet this will be my next conversation with him!  Thanks!



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 03:23 PM

What can anyone tell us about these?
 

They're yellow.

 

Those are really neat looking.  The shape of the motor looks great.

Is the frame the same as a garden master?



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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:10 PM

Those are a Jaques Frazer Model T and were made around 1947/48.  They used the Frazer Rototiller 2-stroke engine, the same ones as on the B1-6 and B1-7 Rototillers, and they had an optional hood (which were awesome looking).  The frames were made by the Jaques Power Saw Company.  The tractor didn't end up flying as they hoped it would and they discontinued production.  However, Jaques continued to make the frames and instead made some changes and started to make the Jaques Mighty Mite (different engine and hood).  As well, somewhere in there, Ottawa Manufacturing Company got involved somehow or other and started making the Ottawa Mule Team tractor, using the same frame.  I think Crosley used the same frames too for their Farm Kings.  Anyone know for certain?  Anyway, the frames were the link to this family of tractors as I understand it, the Jaques Frazer, the Mighty Mite and the Ottawa Mule Team (and possibly the Crosley Farm Kings as well).  It's a murky and complicated little history and I don't exactly know/understand it all, but that's the bit I remember off the top of my head anyway.  Did I get it right, more or less?


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:16 PM

a little history here on the the tillers,        http://www.zucksroto...zerHistory.html


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Wow! Nice to see a few made it to Kansas. The Model T was assembled here in York and I've not seen any that weren't in this general area.
One of those is on my short list due to the local connection.

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 03:46 PM

I didn't know Frazer made rider ones. That is too cool!






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