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#1 Traill95 ONLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 06:34 PM

I bought this Page Tractor (mostly Page anyway)early last summer.

 

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I decided that before I tore it down and restored it I would add a Starter/Generator to it as my arthritic shoulders don't like pulling on a rope.

 

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I also decided to change the oil bath breather to a cartridge breather and adapt it to fit the carburetor intake better. as it wasn't really made for this intake. A piece of nylon round stock and a  little work on the lathe solved this problem.

 

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For the Frame, I don't think it is completely original page as some of the welding on the rear end is suspect. I plan to lengthen and widen the front end a little to compensate for the motor that is with it. It didn't really fit as it should. I also am goin to move the steering linkage to behind the front axle instead of in front. Hopefully this will help with the motor location and the steering gearbox  placement.

 

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Hopefully when all the  changes are made, including moving the brake pedals to a more user friendly position I will end up with a tractor that fits and is usable.

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 08:23 PM

Sounds like you've put some thought into it. Nice machine, my kind of project. I'll be following along  :thumbs:


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Looks like a BRUTE


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 10:03 AM

The starter generator is a great addition to the tractor since you have plans on using it. That Page is a pretty rare tractor, so I wouldn't cut into things and alter it to where it couldn't be brought back to original. I've been working my Page to haul wood out, but plan on restoring it at a later date. I'm working on a '56 Power King now that will see a lot of use in the future. The Power King will be used for hauling out firewood and plowing snow. The rear end in your Page is quite a bit different than mine, but your machine is an earlier model with the solid frame instead of the square tubing. There are many differences in these Page tractors. They seemed to change things up at the factory dramatically over time. This is the rear end set up in my Page.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:17 PM

The starter generator is a great addition to the tractor since you have plans on using it. That Page is a pretty rare tractor, so I wouldn't cut into things and alter it to where it couldn't be brought back to original. I've been working my Page to haul wood out, but plan on restoring it at a later date. I'm working on a '56 Power King now that will see a lot of use in the future. The Power King will be used for hauling out firewood and plowing snow. The rear end in your Page is quite a bit different than mine, but your machine is an earlier model with the solid frame instead of the square tubing. There are many differences in these Page tractors. They seemed to change things up at the factory dramatically over time. This is the rear end set up in my Page.

Do  you have any pics of the front end of your page and does it have a steering gearbox. I really think the steering  gearbox on mine was an add on. The rear ends are really different and mine was welded to the steel frame crooked on one side leading me to think it might not be the right rear end either. I will be trying to keep it as close to any other page as possible. I will be doing bolt on changes when possible.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:38 PM

My Page has the same ross steering gear box/ column as my '56 Economy Power King and is original to my Page. I'll take some better pics of my steering set up in the daylight for you. I think I also saved a pic of a Page tractor with the solid frame like yours that might show the original type steering.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Here are some pics of various Page tractors. The rusty one has the same Solis frame as yours.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Here are some pics of various Page tractors. The rusty one has the same Solis frame as yours.

Thanks for the pics they are more than I have ever found. They will be helpful. :thumbs:



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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:01 PM

You're welcome. I spent quite a bit of time searching for pics of Page tractors, but there really aren't many to be found. It will be fairly simple to make up a bracket to mount one of these Ross columns. It will be a good upgrade for your tractor.
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