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#1 foskitt OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 08:01 PM

I have a Wagner Little Giant tractor model 770, serial # 6027. I would like to know what year it is. I am looking for most any info. Thanks, Rusty

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Welcome to GTtalk Rusty. Can't help you out but would like to see pictures of your tractor , Al

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 10:35 AM

On some tractors like that it's hard to track years, if the engine is original you can go by the engine code

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 11:35 AM

Welcome to GTtalk Rusty. Can't help you out but would like to see pictures of your tractor , Al


I agree with Al. I have never seen a Little Giant!!

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:40 PM

:wave: foskitt Welcome to GTTalk! I don't know a lot about your Wagner, but I did get to see a couple at a local show last month. I talked to the owner of one of them and he explained that they were originally designed as prototypes for International Harvester when they were seeking designs and manufacturers for the Cub Cadet tractors. I managed to get a couple of pictures of the ones that were there. they are Here and Here. Thanks for signing up Rusty and we hope to see some pictures of yours too! I may still have the guys contact information around. I will try and contact him and see if he'd be willing or able to help you out with yours!
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Posted September 05, 2011 - 09:06 PM

:welcometogttalk:

I haven't had the pleasure of seeing one of these up close yet, neat looking machines tho.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 01:02 AM

The info caseguy was given is close but not quite right, wagner were the makers of front end loaders, elevators and other accessories for farm tractors, they were sold by ih dealers.
The little giants were produced to look like the 460 and 560's of the day and sold at ih dealers
in the late 50's- early 60, the pres. Of ih saw a bolens at work at the worlds fair, told his engineers to come up with something as good, wagner also submitted a big giant ,but was turned down by ih when there own engineers came up with using the rear out of the cub , and the rest is history
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Posted September 07, 2011 - 04:18 AM

foskitt,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for setting me straight Halfscale! I hesitate to pass along second hand information for just such reasons, but at least the truth is out there now! Thanks again!

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 09:59 PM

Bits and pieces from everyone help out.
I'm too young, but dad remembers when wagners were sold by york farm supply , that was the farmall dealer for this area, we see them at sales every couple of years in the york ,lancaster area- maybe a hot bed compared to the rest of the country
i have a hood i borrowed from a friend and cast off of it in fiberglass, i did one in halfscale to build a 560 and i think i'm going to do some to fit cub dashes so they fit a narrow frame

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 11:54 AM

I have never even heard of them so I would definitely like to see a pic of it.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 12:01 PM

I went back and read all the comments on this thread and looked at the pics in the gallery that caseguy linked to. looks like a worker but not much of a frame, I would think it would be very lightweight.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hear is a picture of my wagner.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Thanks Josh! Now there are 3 different models represented here! That's a nice looking piece, thanks for posting the pics!

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Posted September 09, 2011 - 08:43 AM

Hear is a picture of my wagner.

Youve got some rare machines. What all do you have




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