That's a nice tractor you had
Yours was made in 1953 according to the chart on the Behave tractor websight. You can also look up the engine serial number online to find out what year the engine was built. Are you planning on restoring it? I recently picked up a 1951 Beaver which is basically the same thing. I'm in the process of restoring mine, so if you have any questions, I may be able to help. HAPCO has the stencil or decal available for the belt guard, and they also sell reproduction reverse discs if yours is worn. Just give Brandon a shout and let him know what you need. Congrats on the purchase of the Beaver tractor! They make great restoration projects and are very simple to work on.
I dated the engine at 1951 from the Wisconsin site so the engine might have sat around for a while before they used it. I also might have paid a little to much for the tractor at $250 but it's one of those things me and my old man have sought for, yet were never able to find it till now. A few Mennonite buddies of mine are always out looking for odd tractors to sell from their sandblasting business so I normally get first looks. I've ended up buying a large handful of odd things from them over the years. My dad and I are going to get the tractor running sometime this month first, then we'll take it apart for sandblasting at the guys I bought the tractor from next year. This tractor was originally used for just use in a garden with the plow...someone willed the one tire with concrete (don't ask me how). Could you send me a photo of what those reverse discs look like?
Edited by BigF30, January 04, 2017 - 07:05 PM.