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Posted November 17, 2014 - 07:56 AM

There is someone who had several steering wheels made for the early chain steer's.


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Posted November 17, 2014 - 08:57 AM

You can get a reproduction seat for less than $100. That is what I did for mine (#403).

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 10:23 AM

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

326 was my old tractor. Did Harry sell out or did something happen to him?


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Posted November 17, 2014 - 01:10 PM

326 was my old tractor. Did Harry sell out or did something happen to him?

Harry from Newcomerstown?



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Harry from Newcomerstown?

No, the Harry I sold mine to was from Iowa.



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 03:25 PM

Bill Cunningham in IN, think on this site, but not here often has several chainsteers and much good info on what was made, when, and options, etc. He is also on the Yahoo PK group, more often. He had a few cast steering wheels made for his, has a pattern, and might have wheels to sell. Not all years had that wheel. On the ZZ parts, Stan(forgetting last name)  in MI, says he has some, rods, pistons, gaskets. He is on the Yahoo PK list and Economy list. He sells PK parts. Just ask for Stan, they will know who he is and how to contact.


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Posted November 17, 2014 - 09:32 PM

326 was my old tractor. Did Harry sell out or did something happen to him?

Harry is doing great!  He sold the Economy at an auction.  He just didn't have time to work on it.

Interesting you once owned it. Small world isn't it Doug?

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 08:07 AM

 

Interesting you once owned it. Small world isn't it Doug?

Candy

It sure is a small wqorld. It's amazing how this old iron moves around. It would be neat to have a way to chart it all.



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Posted November 18, 2014 - 09:21 AM

It is amazing to me how many chain steer tractors are still out there.
We are talking about garden tractors that are 65+ years old!
I had purchased 2 from a collector in Ohio, I decided to keep only one (#403)
and was able to deliver the other to a collector in Wisconsin (#793)in Sept.
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Posted November 19, 2014 - 01:46 PM

And sometimes, they even come out of Ontario, Canada of all places! ( #338)


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Posted May 01, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Bill Cunningham in IN, think on this site, but not here often has several chainsteers and much good info on what was made, when, and options, etc. He is also on the Yahoo PK group, more often. He had a few cast steering wheels made for his, has a pattern, and might have wheels to sell. Not all years had that wheel. On the ZZ parts, Stan(forgetting last name)  in MI, says he has some, rods, pistons, gaskets. He is on the Yahoo PK list and Economy list. He sells PK parts. Just ask for Stan, they will know who he is and how to contact.

Check it out!

Bill Cunningham is writing a series of articles in the Lawn and Garden Tractor Mag. on these chain steer tractors one is in 

the May/June 2015.


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Posted May 01, 2015 - 01:45 PM

Bill is also the new proud owner of a Power Queen.


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Posted May 01, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Hi yes it will be interesting to see the Power Queen when Bill gets it done, boy it was an exciting end to the bidding.


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Posted May 01, 2015 - 04:55 PM

I get to see when it follows me to my place until Bill picks it up.



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Posted May 13, 2015 - 06:55 PM

DB1, saw where you bought Economy #144 last fall.  It has the shorter bell housing and other parts not compatible with other chain steers.  Even though #144 is a 1947 model, it was actually made in 1946. Many parts between #144 & #326 won't interchange...you can contact me if you have questions when you're ready to work on it. 


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