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#1 HANKG ONLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Thanks to GTtalk member jableman, I was able to purchase another Gemco Big BOY that he spotted on CL in PA. These tractors are quite rare they were made by the General Mower corporation in Norfolk VA. distributed by National farm equipment and sold in Goodyear tire stores from 1950 to 1962. The one I just bought is in fact a 1950 with its original 5 3/4 HP B&S that runs great. It also came with a snow blade. The first one I bought is a later model but identical in looks and has the same engine but can't be identified for year built because there is no listing for its model and serial No. by B&S. An even more rare one is branded a National butIMG_1129.JPG IMG_1130.JPG IMG_1131.JPG IMG_1132.JPG IMG_0935.JPG is really a Gemco, here are a few pic's.
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Posted September 24, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Very nice !
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Posted September 24, 2015 - 08:00 PM

Gotta be good, same Steering wheel as Economy Power Kings used!  Seems pretty rugged for a little guy.


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Posted September 24, 2015 - 08:05 PM

OK, so see no rear-end per say, chain drive in open?  So what is the clutch and where or how does the trans or driveline run? Is there even a trans?  That big long pedal bar on right is a brake then?, or is that the clutch?  How about that pto on engine. Looks kinda like a Wheelhorse style, how do those hook up and work?  Big lever on left is for a lift or is that the drive control?  This really is a little different tractor after-all.


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Posted September 24, 2015 - 09:42 PM

The lever on the left controls the speed it is a spring clutch variator  that allows the belt to ride higher in the pulley increasing the speed of the tractor as the belt is tensioned. When the arm is pulled back it is in reverse like a Panzer works. The long red bar on the restored tractor is for its rear hitch to lift implements using your legs instead of your arms. Not sure about the trans? the tractor is also equipped with chain steering


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Posted September 25, 2015 - 04:45 AM

That's going to be a great way to show off all thoses attachments. Glad everything worked out for you.
How did you figure it was a 1950 model?
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Posted September 25, 2015 - 06:01 AM

From the engine model number and serial number. On a side note the seller offered me a Gibson 300D for free its Wisconsin engine would need to be replaced but was all there with lever steering and heavy three point hitch rims were good tires were on them it would be a great restoration project for someone if anyone wants it send me a PM for his contact info.
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Posted September 25, 2015 - 07:30 AM

SWEET little tractor!






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