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#1 ivanjarnold OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 03:08 PM

Has anyone head of, or have info. on, a Pond walk-behind garden tractor? The guy I bought it from said he thought it was a Pond, but I can't find any info. on the tractor. It is a very simple setup, and a fairly small walk-behind tractor.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 03:12 PM

Don't have a clue but could you post a picture for reference?

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 03:51 PM

Here is a site that has some info regarding Pond. Go about 1/2 way down the web page: Speedex Tractor Information

Pond was a predecessor of Wheel Horse and Speedex.
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Posted October 05, 2011 - 04:16 PM

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

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 04:22 PM

Yes, welcome to the forum! I didn't notice that I responded to your 1st post!

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 07:46 PM

:wave: ivanjarnold Welcome to GTTalk! We're very glad that you have joined us! I would love to see some pictures of your walk behind! The Walk behind Pond tractors are the predecessors of the earliest of the Wheel Horse RJ 25 and 35 tractors! In fact, I believe that the original walk behind frame was modified only slightly and fitted with an extension to accommodate the front wheels to produce them. That's a great piece of history you've got...thanks for sharing the info and as said above, We'd love some pics!

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:09 AM

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 10:05 AM

I went out and took some pics of the Pond, but can't find info. on how to post them. Can you help????

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 10:11 AM

I hope this works. Here are some pics of the Pond. It is small, and very basic in operation. The engine is on a hinged base; the lever lowers it to tighten the belt. This serves as the "clutch".
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Posted October 06, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Interesting little tractor, thanks for posting the pics!! What model Briggs is it? Looks like it has the 6-1 reduction on it.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 12:49 AM

Welcome to the forum ivanjarnold, that is an neat old tractor you have. from the pictures it looks to have a reduction also in the transmission rod to the wheel axle? Does it have an implement drive on the back?
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Posted October 07, 2011 - 07:55 AM

That sure looks like this Speedex Model C:

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 09:57 AM

[quote name='nra1ifer']That sure looks like this Speedex Model C:

I was thinking the same thing but then the two tractors do look a lot alike. I think the Pond has a cast gear reduction box with Pond cast into it. It may even be shaped a little differrent.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 12:17 PM

Interesting little tractor, thanks for posting the pics!! What model Briggs is it? Looks like it has the 6-1 reduction on it.


The Briggs & Stratton engine is Model #8R6, Type #107835, Serial #321670 (if I read correctly). The tires are 6x12.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:46 PM

[quote name='DougT'][quote name='nra1ifer']That sure looks like this Speedex Model C:

I was thinking the same thing but then the two tractors do look a lot alike. I think the Pond has a cast gear reduction box with Pond cast into it. It may even be shaped a little differrent.[/QUOTE]


Yes, could be.... Either way, they must have come from the same folks, if I read that history piece correctly. I'd love to come across ANY of those old walk-behinds! Especially the Pond/Speedex's, since I already have a Speedex tractor.




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