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#1 tom tractor OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:19 AM

Has anyone ever seen or knows anything about ACME Garden tractors.  What years were they produced and how rare are they?  THere is a small article about them found at ...

 

http://tractors.wiki...North_Carolina)

 

???

 



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 05:30 AM

This should get interesting as the tractor looks all the world like a Baird Beaver.  I know some companies built tractors to be re-badged as something else.  Could this be the case here?


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 07:42 AM

I know one thing about it, I want it. !



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 07:46 AM

It sure does look a lot like the Beaver. I notice that it was also sold under the Tiger name. Don't think I have any info on it. The Acme i'm familiar with was a walk behind made in Salem OH in the early 20's.



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Name changed so the Coyote could get that and use on the Road Runner!


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:24 AM

I have a book or two with original advertisements for the Acme and Tiger tractors but that is all the info that I have.



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:38 AM

The Acme was the predecessor to the Baird Beaver.  Here's a link to a history on the topic:

 

http://beavertractor.com/history.html


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 06:58 PM

The Acme was the predecessor to the Baird Beaver.  Here's a link to a history on the topic:

 

http://beavertractor.com/history.html

The local Beaver collector in Ma Mr Kennedy, he stated the same in regards to Acme being the predecessor, he has one sitting in the shed.



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 05:37 PM

Has anyone else seen an Acme tractor in person?  Does anyone know what years they were in business?



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Has anyone else seen an Acme tractor in person?  Does anyone know what years they were in business?

I have, me and Mr Kennedy spoke a bit about what he found out about it but theses days my memory is totally shot.

 

George Kennedy of South Hadley Ma, you might look him up and give him a ring.



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Posted November 05, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Trowel, Thanks for the contact info.  Much appreciated.

Tom


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