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Posted July 07, 2011 - 10:04 PM

I figured out what model it is. Its a Wallbanger!!

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 10:37 PM

I have no idea, but it looks like it's in really great shape.

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 06:35 AM

Is it a Harvey?

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 06:57 AM

Is it a Harvey?


We have a winner!!!!!!

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 08:14 AM

I figured out what model it is. Its a Wallbanger!!


GOOD CLUE Doug, but I didn't catch on!

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 09:30 AM

WE HAVE A WINNER, "IamSheerwood" got it right !! Congratulations Will !!

This is a "HARVEY POWERFLEX Model 10"

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In all fairness, 'DougT" had seen the ad on E-bay I think, but didn't give it away. Also Alan, "MH81", had found out that it was made by the same person that had earlier be involve with the Gibson Tractor line. It's unclear whether this is a continuation of the Gibson line of, or designed by the same man. I will post all the info Alan and I have found on this tractor. You be the judge.


The little-known Harvey
Since the sale of the mower service and his retirement in the 1980s, Len has concentrated on finding tractors to restore and restoring them. He prefers to do all of the work – mechanical and cosmetic – himself. Two Harvey tractors (one from Colorado and one from close to home in Moses Lake, Wash.) are the heart of his collection.
The successor to the Gibson tractor, the Harvey was built in Colorado by the same man who earlier developed the Gibson. As far as is known, 50 or fewer tractors were built before the company folded. Built with 1940s Ford car components mated to a Wisconsin single-cylinder engine, the Harvey is one of the few tractors of this type built with a column shift and individual rear wheel hydraulic brakes.
Almost no literature exists for these tractors and there is no parts source other than the wrecking yard, so missing parts had to be found or fabricated. Fortunately, the tractor from Colorado was mostly complete and had good sheet metal so the restoration was pretty straightforward. As with many of Len’s restorations, no decals exist so new ones were custom-made. Harvey Power Flex Model 10 decals were made by a friend based on what little was left of the original decal and paint scheme and an original sales brochure provided by another Harvey collector. With the restoration of the second Harvey, Len has a matched pair that he enjoys showing at garden tractor and engine shows along with other tractors from his collection.




Here is the link to the "Gibson Story" which talks about the Co. being sold.


SBCHS


Thanks to all that played "WHAZZAT"!!!!

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 09:43 AM

Here is Len with two of his most prized tractors Harvey Powerflex 10's.
Made in Colorado in the late 1950's, there are perhaps only a dozen that have
survived. He has two.

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Notice the column shift and Ford brake pedals. The Harvey used a Ford transmission
and shifter column as well as Ford hydraulic brakes.


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Posted July 08, 2011 - 10:14 AM

Very Cool tractors! Thanks for following up with "The Rest Of The Story" Brian!

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 01:34 PM

Here is Len with two of his most prized tractors Harvey Powerflex 10's.
Made in Colorado in the late 1950's, there are perhaps only a dozen that have
survived. He has two.

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Notice the column shift and Ford brake pedals. The Harvey used a Ford transmission
and shifter column as well as Ford hydraulic brakes.


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[ATTACH=CONFIG]17091[/ATTACH]
[ATTACH=CONFIG]17094[/ATTACH]



Thanks for the story, and pics. Nice stuff.
That clue was too good.

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 02:13 PM

I just wish I had one of them, very cool...

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 02:18 PM

Here is the link;

Harvey garden tractor - eBay (item 200624426934 end time Jul-03-11 20:43:40 PDT)

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 06:08 PM

IMHO, this is what I thought of when the idea for this game was presented! That follow-up was great! Thanks Brian! Apparently, thanks are due to MH81 as well! Awesome round everyone!

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 06:16 PM


Here is the link to the "Gibson Story" which talks about the Co. being sold.


SBCHS


Thanks to all that played "WHAZZAT"!!!!



A guy down the road from me has one of every modal Gibson made.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 09:29 AM

Maybe if you can get by him place and take pictues of all of them sometime. Post them here for us to see..:thumbs:

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 02:10 PM

1948 Leader.




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