Do you ever wish there was a magazine devoted to our beloved walk behind garden tractors? I sure do! No offense, but I get so tired of seeing and reading about all the Cub Cadet, John Deere, Wheel Horse, and other common 4 wheeled tractors that are everywhere. After all the two wheeled walk behind started it all! There were lots of manufacturers making walk behind garden tractors in the early years. I believe that if you go to Europe, you will still find the walk behind or pedestrian operated tractor in large numbers. The bad thing is probably there are too few of us two wheelers to make a magazine profitable. That is one reason I like the Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America newsletter. In the past it has had articles on two wheeled tractors. Some of them I never heard of before. Collectors like Doug Tallman and Cliff Bridgford are two collectors that come to mind with some very interesting two wheelers. I had the privilege of having Cliff next to my display at Rough & Tumble this year. I appreciate what he has done with Shaw and the examples he has of the machines they built. I also learned a lot about the history of the Shaw company. The history of these companies of yesteryear would be fascinating to read about.
Well, I am done venting and feel better. I wonder if there are others out there that share my thoughts on the walk behind tractor coverage?