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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2010 - 09:34 AM

Thought I would share a blast from the past with you.

Dad found some old photos of him working on a REO garden tractor that Grandpa had in the late 60's

From what we can find REO garden tractors was built by Bready.

here is what dad had to tell me about it:

It had an 8 hp cast iron briggs. Dad bought it used from a General that was over him. It came from the Chicago area and had snowblower.

The mower had two gear boxes and the blade had to be timed not to hit each other. We had lots of problems with the mower deck!

Here are the pictures, Dad would have been highschool age in these pictures.
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Posted March 10, 2010 - 09:45 AM

How cool Chuck! Any idea whatever happend to the tractor??

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Posted March 10, 2010 - 09:59 AM

How cool Chuck! Any idea whatever happend to the tractor??


From what dad said he pretty destoryed it, by racing it around the woods and doing wheelies.

I dont know it any parts of it are still around around grandma and grandpa's old place or not. I would like to find one and rebuild it for dad.

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Posted March 10, 2010 - 10:19 AM

That's awesome Chuck, thank you for sharing the info. I don't know why but for some reason Reo sticks in my head like I have seen one before. I will keep an eye out for one because that would be an awesome surprise for your dad if you found one and restored it for him.

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Posted March 12, 2010 - 06:36 AM

WOW! :smiley-score010:
Thanks for sharing those pictures. :bounce:

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Posted March 12, 2010 - 06:40 AM

I don't know how I missed this.Thanks for the pics.

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Posted March 12, 2010 - 07:54 AM

I don't know how I missed this.Thanks for the pics.


I'm late too. I know I looked at this before, and wrote a comment. I must have forgotten to click the post button!
Very neat to have a picture like that!

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hello,
Here is our REO. I don't ever remember seeing another like it either.
This will give you a better idea of what it looked like before your Dad had all of that fun with it..

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:01 PM

Thanks for he pictures but from what dad said it had a big cast aluminum grill.

here is what it looked like, I found this picture with google.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:08 PM

Okay, so it is different than ours. Still a cool looking tractor.
Have you ever seen one like ours?

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:10 PM

I could see your Dad puddle jumping through the woods on that one. Ours is a lower rider.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:26 PM

Okay, so it is different than ours. Still a cool looking tractor.
Have you ever seen one like ours?

can't say i have seen one like that.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 03:33 PM

Maybe, rare. :thumbs:

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Thanks for introducing me to a new one. Found a picture at the following link:
http://www.collector...tractor?in=user

At first I thought it was a re-badged Garden-all Pup. But there are too many differences.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:15 AM

Thanks for the pics, they are great. I love old pics like that.
Thank Dad for his Service for me.




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