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#1 TFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Hello Future Tractor Friends. 


I purchased a project late last year.  The photos on the classified made me think I was purchasing a Gibson but when I saw it in person I determined it was not.  I am not sure what it is (maybe an Economy/Jim Dandy/Power King?).  I am also clueless as to the vintage of this machine.


I do not have a deadline so I am in no hurry to finish this project.  There is no deadline other than I am looking forward to driving this unique little tractor around and pushing some dirt and/or snow with it someday.


Does anyone recognize this machine from the pictures I am posting and can you tell me where to find a serial number.  Any information that can be shared with me would be appreciated.



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Posted April 19, 2016 - 04:27 AM

You have an old Economy tractor.  My guess is early to mid fifties.  This might even be a Country Squire.  If there is a serial number tag, I believe it would be on the housing where the clutch pedal pivots, just ahead of the gear shift so that you can read it from the seat.  It would be a metal tag on this I believe and be riveted on.  Looks like you have the framework for a snow blade.  Did you get the blade as well?

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 04:29 AM

Could be an early economy, not sure, but i do like it, nice find and welcome to the site
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:01 AM

It certainly is an EPCO built tractor, which built Economy, Power King, Jim Dandy and tractors for other companies.

This one is probably a Country Squire, due to the square edge rear fenders and foot brakes. It should have a sn tag

on the clutch operator part. I have a 1952 CS that has the square edge fenders, foot brakes and also square inset rear wheels,

instead of the stamped centers that this one has. Later CS's had the regular rounded rear fenders of the Economies.

Mine also has the Briggs model 23 that it looks like this one has.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:26 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !!     You should be able to get most if not all your PK/Economy questions answered  here , there are very well informed members always looking to help , Al

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:31 AM

I don't have a clue what it is ,but  welcome to G.T. Talk,..... cousin!       Rick

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 06:42 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk
Thanks for joining.

As others said, Sn tag on top of the bell housing, aiming right towards you while setting on it.

If you haven't seen it by now, it may be gone.
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 07:53 AM

Yep, early Economy. Easier to find parts for than a Gibson for sure. Clutch assembly is missing, need to find the 1" bore one for a Briggs on that flywheel.  The brakes had me a little confused with the pedals down low in middle of frame, but others say maybe a CS, so I don't know those. Drain the cases for water and remove trans top and see what it looks like.  I always dis-assemble ones like this and clean each peace and paint and fix, then reassemble as I go till a tractor again.  Lots of blasting or power brushing ahead for you.


Just a note on your User name, seems familiar. You might be on Yesterday's tractors or PK forums??  Came to the right place.

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 07:59 AM

Also just noticed the shocks on seat, the heavy front tie rod on steering and that extra long pitman arm off the steering box with the STRAIGHT tie rod to the front wheel. Oddities in PK.   Most tie rods from steering box are an odd twisted item to clear the wheel when turned. Wonder if these are stock parts or owner added during it's time. That long pitman arm makes for quicker steering, but maybe allows clearance difference?  Neat project, just a little bit diff to be more Unique.

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 08:28 AM

Welcome to GTT. Looks like a great project, wishing you lots of fun with it. Plenty of folks on here know those units and manuals for info.

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 08:53 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check the Manuals Section for info that you want. That will be a great tractor when its fixed up. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 10:20 AM


Here are some pics of my '52 Country Squire. It is a project in waiting!

This tractor has 16" rear wheels with a 5 hole bolt pattern on a 4 1/2" bc.

It is also a dual transmission model-don't know if original or later added.


My guess is the tractor that the originator of this topic has is slightly newer when they went to the 6 on 6" bc-don't know when.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Hi there and welcome  :wave:

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Welcome aboard, neat looking tractor.

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 02:38 PM

That is one nice tractor project you have there :thumbs: :welcometogttalk: