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#1 Username OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:15 AM

I picked up this pristine Economy serial #144 earlier this year.This one is an early 1947 model and the 43rd one to roll down the line.I do have some of the engine but I need some Briggs ZZP parts if anyone has any.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:34 AM

Congratulations on the tractor. It looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you to get it restored. Can't help with the Briggs parts but good luck with the restore.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Cool looking tractor. Good luck on finding the engine parts.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 11:34 AM

I passed up one of these a few years ago and kick my self in the butt every time I see it after the new owner refurbished it.

It should be a great project.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 11:35 AM

Those older Economys are nice tractors.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 12:31 PM

Good find. That's a rare one. Looks like you got a whole fleet of PK's. Can't help on the engine parts though. Sometimes they turn up on ebay.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 07:52 PM

I like the steering set up ! Did that model tractor have any kind of brakes ? Al

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:14 PM

The other tractors are not mine,they belonged to the person I bought the tractor from.The chain steer was unique to the early models through 1948 I believe.There is no form of a braking system on this tractor and it was never equipped with them,not that we need brakes on these Pa hills.I don't have the factory cast steering wheel and the Harley Davidson seat that was factory on this tractor.It has 22" rims with one needing patched and the rubber is very nice which is great cause they are very hard to come by.
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Posted November 14, 2014 - 09:01 PM

According to Dave Baas, 50 units were produced in the first year - 1946.



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Posted November 15, 2014 - 10:34 AM

I know this is an older thread but since it was revived I'm going to ask. Username did you get it restored did you start a thread of the restoration? I'm curious as to how it turned out.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 08:40 PM

Hi,

This tractor(#144) was sold by username to an individual in Iowa, I believe.

I was told that it was at the Portland show in August 2014 for sale.

Are you looking for a chain steer?

Chuck



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Posted November 15, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Hi Chuck thanks for the reply, no I was curious if he got it restored and what it looked like, did the fellow in Ia restore it or is it as it was? I'm very happy with my 1618 and I've probably got more GT's than I need  :D 



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 04:33 PM

We bought this #144 and also a  #326 at an auction.

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 06:04 PM

Hi DB1, thanks for the update on the tractor, do you plan to get it running and restore it?



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:33 PM

We plan on restoring this 144.  We have a second one 326 for parts if needed.

Harley seats are expensive. Doubt if we will get one of those on it.

We have a nice cast iron seat to put on it.






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