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Brought a Red E P-12 Home!


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#1 oldiron1 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:39 PM

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.

 

Thanks, Rob

 

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Nice looking tractor, glad it has spent much of its life indoors.

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Glad to see it went to a good home. Don't think i'd ever seen a mower deck for one.



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 11:41 PM

Nice tractor! I saw that one for sale and was hoping someone here ended up with it. I just picked one up in rough shape, but restorable. I will be needing demintions for the lift lever assembly if I could trouble you for them.

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 04:24 AM

Wow...thats NICE!

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 04:59 AM

Nice score! That reminds me to upload the 2 Red-E Brochures I have.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 05:16 AM

Very nice ! I'm sure I've seen other members post pictures of the E-Reds but never noticed how they made the front axle ( the way it's adjustable )   cool :thumbs:



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Posted April 14, 2015 - 05:44 AM

That's really nice!  To find a Page built Red-E is tough enough but to find one in that nice of original condition is quite extraordinary!  Hang on to that one.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Rob,
What engine does the Page Red E have in it? Looks like a Briggs?
One of the Page's that I have seen of the same year timeframe had a Kohler K331 engine.
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Posted April 14, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Thanks guys!

 

Chuck, it does have a Briggs 19. I believe the one that you're thinking of with the Kohler K331 is Adam's P-18 model. From what I've read and learned from Adam, Red E offered (4) models built by Page from about 1958-1966:

 

P-11 Kohler K161 or Briggs option I believe

P-12 Kohler something or Briggs 19

P-15 Briggs 23

P-18 Wisconsin or Kohler K331

 

Classic, Sure I'd be happy to take some dimensions from the lift handle and send them to you.

 

Thanks, rob


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thanks a lot Rob I appreciate it, along with the info you passed along regarding the different models. There is no rush on getting the dimensions, since I won't be fabricating the lift lever assembly just yet. I have a couple of other projects that I have to finish up first. My Page tractor came with an original plow and plow frame, so I would like to hook up the plow and be able to raise and lower it. Here is a picture of the plow for reference.

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 05:01 PM

No problem Classic,

 

By the way, Does your Briggs engine have an ID tag on it? I'd love to know what the serial # is in effort of dating your tractor as a new pet project of mine is a registry of the Page build Red E tractors I stumble across as based off of the handful Ive seen, there have been many subtle differences/changes. 

 

Thanks, Rob


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 06:31 PM

Here is the ID tag that is on the Briggs in my tractor. I'm assuming it's the original engine, since there is red paint beneath the orange.

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Here is the ID tag that is on the Briggs in my tractor. I'm assuming it's the original engine, since there is red paint beneath the orange.


Thanks, That's perfect!

Your engine was manufactured in April, 1964 and your tractor looks very consistent with the other 63/64 Red E's I've observed.
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Posted April 14, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Thanks again, Rob. I did actually look up the date of the engine, but forgot to mention it. The man who sold me the tractor also sold me two other model 23 Briggs engines. One of these engines may have red paint under the orange paint, and may have been on the Page tractor at one time. I'll take a closer look at these two engines and post what I find here tomorrow. Here are the tags on the other two engines.

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