After reading all the threads in the other brand tractor forum, this one was not represented . Not a lot of info about these tractors other then they were made in Norfolk VA. And were sold in Goodyear tire stores I'm told , they came with a B&S 5 3/4 H.P. engine. They are also chain driven and have chain steering. They may have been distributed by National Mower corp. From a warehouse in NY. They may have been made from the late fifty's and up until 1962 there were also implements for these. I own two of these tractors and have three of the implements for them a bottom plow a cultivator and a snow blade . These tractors have a reverse friction disk which did not work on either of my tractors when I got them. They were an asbestos type of wheel which I replaced with a modern type compound friction wheel of the same diameter but it still did not work because it made contact with a metal wheel and got no traction. After struggling for quite some time an idea hit me that ended the problem. I was in a vacuum cleaner store and noticed belts hanging on the wall for replacements they were the correct width and appeared to be right diameter I bought one and it fit like a glove over the metal wheel that came off the engagement mechanism . The friction disk now made contact with the rubber belt on the steel wheel as shown in the last two photos and problem gone. I know of twelve of these GTS there may be more . if anyone here owns one that's the answer for the reverse problem. Another quirk of these tractors is they will not free roll, the engine belt must be taken off.
Edited by HANKG, January 06, 2016 - 02:25 PM.