I am working on a deal to buy an early fifties Red E and a couple of implements. The only description I got was "it is all rusted into one piece and it is not worth fooling with". Well I love a challenge and that sounds like one! It is a tractor not a walk behind, tires are all rotted and the engine is seized but everything is supposed to be there. The seller's dad bought it new and had it shipped from a dealer in Ohio. He assembled it in their front yard and used it several years in the garden and tobacco fields. The last time he remembers it running was the early to mid seventies. He also thinks he might have all the paperwork that came with the tractor when his dad bought it but that might take some time to find.What would you Red E people offer if it was you going on the above description?
I have three active restores going now and do not need another but in my area these tractors are nonexistent. My plan would be to store it until I have time to restore it and then show it alongside my dad's Red E walk behind tractor.