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Posted March 30, 2015 - 12:18 PM

I decided to remove most of the stuff that was added to the tractor over time.I actually had the correct seat for it laying around and I installed one of the Briggs gas tanks that the guy gave me with the tractor. It looks like I will have to fabricate a hood and lift arm assembly to get this tractor back to as close to original as possible. I'm going to install another coil in it and get the engine fired up to see how it runs. I had to borrow the top cover assembly from my '56 PK since the one that came with the Page has a worn shifter button. The trans shifts fine now and the clutch seems to be working. I'm working on other projects, so I don't plan on spending too much time on this tractor right now. I at least want to get it running and driving for now, though. The Paige has original red paint under the orange, and I found a couple of pics of what I think the tractor originally looked like. There really isn't much info out there on these machines.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Is there a tag on the dash? You are correct there is not much info on these. However you may have a Red-e if the original paint is red. Page tractors were either blue or green. I believe Page built all these. Your front knuckles will be cast Page on all them.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 01:21 PM

The dash tag is missing, so I have no way to properly ID it. Page is cast on the knuckles as you mentioned. I don't see any traces of blue or green paint anywhere, just red under the orange. I don't know if the plow is original, but that is painted red, also.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 01:40 PM

Here are a few more pics. The plow frame has stubs that slide into the frame rails and bolts are slid through to secure it.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 02:24 PM

I can not confirm the attachments until i get home, but the plow looks original.
I think you have a Red-e. The tag should be on the right side of dash and held in by two rovits
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 02:33 PM

Adam, Jim's tractor is the orange one. the pics of the red one are just for comparison. I have seen Red-E's without sheetmetal and have a tag on the hogshead like an Economy. Not sure if Page ever did that or not. I can't recall seeing one.  This one has Page weights on the back..


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for the help and info guys, I appreciate it. I would like to bring this tractor back to what it once was, and any pics or info would be great. Here is another pic that I took of the tractor yesterday before removing the added on lights and hydraulics. The dash has been butchered and the tag is gone if it were there.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 04:34 PM

This Page was at the Kent,Ct show this fall and this is all the pics I have.Chuckbob was at the show and may have more pics but he is out of town for a while.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 04:38 PM

This was from the Nittany show at Centre Hall,pa.Not very good pics.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for posting the pics Username, and it's good to see some more Page Tractors. I did come across one youtube video of a Page running, and it has that raised metal hump on top and down the front of the hood.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Nice tractor,...Are those wheel weights or are the rims actually stamped Page?


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 06:26 PM

The wheel weights are separate from the rims, but came with the tractor.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 08:47 PM

Adam, Jim's tractor is the orange one. the pics of the red one are just for comparison. I have seen Red-E's without sheetmetal and have a tag on the hogshead like an Economy. Not sure if Page ever did that or not. I can't recall seeing one.  This one has Page weights on the back..

Doug, the original poster actuall posted pictures of three different tractors.

 

Quick history run down.

 

Red-E Tractor sold many equipment manufactured by other company's. Pioneer MFG Co. purchased Page. Pioneer later became Red-E Company.

All of these tractors were manufactured by Page. However during assembly they were Labled Red-E or Page depending which distributor ordered it. These tractor are not to be confused with Engineered Products Company tractors. Red-E Company sold relabled EPCO's from 1951-1957. 1958-1966 Red-E riding tractors were Page built units.

Without a hood and tag you will not be about to identify Page vs. Red-E. Page tractors were never painted red. Page tractor also had a decorative raised strip on the hood where Red-E's did not.

Also, If you ordered wheel weights with your Red-E they were cast Page aswell. 

 

The only reason I believe this tractor was "labeled" Red-E is due to the red paint. Page tractors were green or blue,


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:02 PM

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Thanks for all of the detailed info. I checked the serial number on the Briggs model 23DFB engine in the tractor, and it comes up as as being manufactured in April of 1964. I'll check to see if there is red paint under the orange paint on the engine.
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