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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  



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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:57 PM

While helping a friend clean out his barn, he gave me these 2 wheelers. He knows nothing about them aside from that they are old. Can anybody help identify them?


Here is the first one - I couldn't find any labels or markings aside from the engine. which is a Wisconsin single with morse/fairbanks magneto. It has huge gear reduction housings for each wheel and looks like 2 ways of running the belt for a high and LOW range. The engine engages/disengages the drive pulley by moving the ENGINE. It slides on two rod rails and the handle pushes it forward, tensioning the pulley - no idler used! The handles are a really faded almost powder blue. Two levers on the cross bar/handlebar - one engages the drive belt as just described, second engages a height adjustment for the rear mounted implement - so you could lock/release the height on the fly? This thing is STOUT- big and heavy.

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Any ideas what this is?


Second one is much smaller and lighter. I found a label on it under the engine platform but have never heard of the manufacturer before - National Co-operatives?... Small briggs looking single mounted on a front tine tiller style gearcase. Here's the pictures;

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Look familiar?

Thanks for any help or info!

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Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:36 PM

Speedex used sliding engines on Gts. They also made 2 wheelers, just noting if any clue!
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Posted March 23, 2015 - 08:47 PM

The first one looks like a planet jr to me.
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Posted March 24, 2015 - 05:27 AM

The first one is a Garden All brand that has been really modified. Its the wrong engine and the drive system has been really modified. It should be just a pulley straight into the top shaft of gear case.  Id love to have it. The cultivators seem to be one of the hardest attachments to find for this brand. I have 6 Garden All walk behind tractors at this point. Im including a picture of what it should look like.

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Posted March 24, 2015 - 06:58 AM

I'd say you've got it, Bob. I knew parts looked familiar but couldn't make it out past the modifications.

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Posted April 01, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Found this tonight. Thought it may help.

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