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Speedex M25 Vs. Early S23 Experts Needed

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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:45 AM

Speedex experts, I came across a tractor that I have identified as Speedex. 

I have looked through the photos available on Speedex Tractor History and had determined the tractor to be M25 or Early S23. The question, what is the difference between M25 and S23

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Can't help ya any, but what a great tractor! That's been sitting for a long time, but still a fantastic piece of history. As I've said before... any pan seat tractor is worth having!!!
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Posted September 15, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Im going to have to say its a m-25..Looks as tho someone modified the steering with the steering wheel..I believe the m25's were tiller steering..someone with more knowledge then me with chime in shortly. Are you buying the tractor?

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Has to be an M. Engine in wrong position to be an S.

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Posted December 09, 2014 - 04:59 PM

My under standing is that in 1959 speedex build an S23 tractor that was virtually identical to an M23 except the S23 had a 9

hp engine instead of an 8 hp engine.Look at the engine modle # and it could tell you which it is. As for the steering I have seen another picture someplace thatcould have been a similar tractor whith a steering wheel on it. Hope this helps.

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Posted December 09, 2014 - 09:46 PM

This one must be an "S and M" tractor, it brings joy and yet is painful to own also!  Have to forgive me, not even knowing what the M models were???  I some cases you can make a Speedex into diff models by making a few changes is all. Like engines, hood tins, type of drive/trans, etc. I have what I thought was a 1630, but might be a LATE S24 with the barn hood according to an expert. Looks like same tractor as the 1630, with a 3spd trans and I think I'm gonna build it as one. Can't seem to find any stamping in frame like most are supposed to have. Heck, clean it up, make it work, Who Cares what actual model it is, long as it looks like a nice Speedex when done?