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#1 OLDIRONLINDY OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 10:56 AM

As you can see from my profile pic I kinda have a thing for garden tractors that were factory built with a narrow front or single front wheel. We picked up a Panzer T102 last night and have some Bantams, a DB Play track (actually tagged as a Magna) and a Electric amusement part tractor that has a single front wheel. I know That Hiller and Chipmunk also had a single front wheel and am looking for an example of each to add to the collection. Are there any other Garden tractors that had a narrow or single front?



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Posted July 11, 2017 - 11:23 AM

. Are there any other Garden tractors that had a narrow or single front?

 

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

I actually have one of those too but I am more interested in Conventional designed (garden tractors that look like tractors) ride on garden tractors with a NF or SF.



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Posted July 11, 2017 - 01:28 PM

Here is a picture of our Panzer.

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 04:09 PM

Here is a picture of our Panzer.

very nice pic,seeing youngsters on old iron warms the hart

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 04:12 PM

How about a Farm Imp?

 

 

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 04:26 PM

How about a Farm Imp?

Interesting. Is that front wheel moveable from side to side? What engine?



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Posted July 11, 2017 - 04:36 PM

Never seen that one before. I did some research and have a couple more to add to the list. The Brownie and Pony Jr . amusement park tractors. and the Gibson model E was offered with a wide front. Looks like I have some collecting to do.


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 04:56 PM

I saw a Farm Imp for the first time this spring at Portland, IN swap meet. I did not know what it was. I could not tell if it was homemade or factory built.IMG_0157.JPG
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Posted July 11, 2017 - 05:01 PM

Does anyone know what years the Farm Imp was made? Thanks for the pictures DougT.

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 06:01 PM

The Imp used a Busy Bee engine built by Gladden. The engine pivots up to tighten the belts for forward and pivots down with a friction wheel for reverse. There was also a second model that used a Gladden 75 and a centrifugal clutch with 3 spd trans. The front wheel is made to pivot and flip over to the right side (left from the front) so that you had it and the rear wheel both in the furrow when you were plowing. Not sure on the exact years but post war and late 40s. Gardenmaster, the one you saw in Portland followed me home. It needs some work but should be worth it in the end. I don't think there are a lot of these left.


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Posted July 11, 2017 - 08:07 PM

Glad you got it, it's a small world after all, thanks for the info, I suspect we have long term friends in common.
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Posted July 11, 2017 - 08:14 PM

I see, in your brochure upper left picture, the front tire installed on the right side while cultivating. This really doesn't constitute hijacking a thread does it? Sorry if it does.
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Posted July 11, 2017 - 09:25 PM

This really doesn't constitute hijacking a thread does it? Sorry if it does.

no such thing if if it's Doug T approved lol,I see jeep surplus tires on the back of both of these crazy cool tractors

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Posted July 11, 2017 - 09:36 PM

Nope as long as we are talking about cool old single front or narrow front garden tractors it is related to the original subject. What other brands do you guys have?


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