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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:24 PM

Brochure for GE Elec-Traks, dated dec/69.
Found this the today, it's full of pictures and info on early model GE tractors.

>http://www.myelec-tr...om/gea-8847.pdf

IMO this needs to be a sticky here.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for posting this. The brochure is in very good shape. Those tractors really were ahead of their time. Its too bad there isn't a large company like GE to invest in a modern version.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:04 PM

I will fess up I was caught in the act - the mystery machine came from this brochure . My best guess is that it was a prototype using either a Bolens 770 w / snowthrower easily converted to 36 volt in late 67 / early 68 with a wood platform to mount seat on . Or maybe a Wheelhorse of equivalent type layout . Two or three people originally involved may remember if asked in proper fashion. Mr Beckett intends to follow up on details such as these. Now for a little tidbit. These prototype pics were used because production of actual units was delayed for true pics of units to be sold. The pic of 4 blade deck may have been lost in shuffle if they could have gone to production line for pics . But they could not , factory was ready but the people to be assemblers would not cross a picket line. The years of 1965 to 1975 had turmoil which can not ignored no matter how it is tried. I have only stated what is this post to put the Elec-Trak history in context.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for such a great post. I really enjoy looking at the old brochures. One thing I have learned is that if I am to operate the older machinery,I have to start dressing better .Those folks dress better than I do when I think I'm dressed up.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 11:57 PM

Thanks for such a great post. I really enjoy looking at the old brochures. One thing I have learned is that if I am to operate the older machinery,I have to start dressing better .Those folks dress better than I do when I think I'm dressed up.


I've noticed that my Sunday Best isn't good enough to mow in either ... :bigrofl:
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