I told myself that I'd stick with collecting 1 brand for now (Economy) however I think a friend of mine may have slipped me some of that Red E "Kool Aid" as we went down to IL this past Saturday morning to pickup our "new to us" 1963 manufactured Red E P-12 tractor (Page built tractor). I live about 15 minutes from Richfield, WI where it was originally manufactured and sold.
It's in surprisingly nice original condition with both optional rough cut mower deck and electric start. It needs a little TLC here and there, but overall very pleased with it. I'm anxious to have it at the "Red E Reunion" this fall in Richfield. Pictured is my 3 year old daughter, Lydia very excited about "her" new tractor. :)
While I've drank the Kool Aid now, I'm finding very few pictures of these tractors out there but see many different differences between them. For my own personal enjoyment, I'm starting to track and document serial #'s and how they're configured for all (4) Page built Red E models. If you have one or know of one and wouldn't mind sharing the info with me, I'd really appreciate it.