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Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:46 pm

I picked up an old walking tractor last week and am trying to identify it. I'll get a picture of it tomorrow. It appears to have been orange originally, but I can't find any markings. Does anyone know of a good website (with pics?) or a book on walking tractors?
-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:49 pm

Okay. I identified it as a Speedex. I haven't been able to nail down exactly what model, but its nice to know what it is. I intend restore it (sort of). Since I don't know what model it is and it came without an engine, I'm going to paint colors of my own choosing instead of the red and yellow from the factory.

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-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby 1STGENFARMBOY » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:56 pm

Cool man, I restored a David Bradly for my dad a few years ago, it came with a plow,disc,cultivator, and I made
a cart to ride on. he don't use it much but that's OK.
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby PToombs » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:14 pm

My grandfather had a Simplicity when I was growing up. He used it to cultivate his garden. He had all kinds of attachments for it, a land plow, sickle mower, reel mower, cultivator with a bunch of different heads, and maybe a snow plow too. It's been a long time so I'm not positive on that one.
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby RumbleFish » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:55 pm

Go to the tri state show in Portland IN in august. Theres zillions of them there with a riding cart behind them.
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:26 am

PToombs wrote:It's been a long time so I'm not positive on that one.


It turns out the orange is actually faded red...Its definitely a Speedex. I found a casting mark between the wheel and the gearbox. I just don't know what the model is.
-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:31 am

RumbleFish wrote:Go to the tri state show in Portland IN in august. Theres zillions of them there with a riding cart behind them.


I might do that. I'll have to be careful though, the purists might string me up. :lol: I plan on painting it oliver colors since I don't have an original style engine and neither are the wheels I found for it.
-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby PToombs » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:04 pm

meby wrote:
PToombs wrote:It's been a long time so I'm not positive on that one.


It turns out the orange is actually faded red...Its definitely a Speedex. I found a casting mark between the wheel and the gearbox. I just don't know what the model is.


I meant I wasn't positive on the snowplow. :lol:
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:22 pm

Got it. (:
-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:20 pm

First bit or work done to the tractor. Primer on the plow and handles.

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-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby Begle1 » Fri May 15, 2015 8:39 pm

What the heck do you do with that thing?
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby PToombs » Sat May 16, 2015 8:52 am

They were used to cultivate gardens, mow lawns, things like that. They were a very early version of a garden tractor.
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby Begle1 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:37 am

So you just push it, all 1 manpower?
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby RumbleFish » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:12 pm

No, it had an engine. Sort of like a tiller but with interchangeable attachements
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Re: Walking tractor...

Postby meby » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:01 pm

mine had the engine removed...I have a 5.5 hp honda sitting on the shelf to put on it.
-1991 D-250 bone stock
-2000 Ford Windstar TDI Diesel 5 spd
-1997 Civic Hatchback
-Case 530 CK
-Old Huskee Garden Tractor w/Cub Cadet deck, Simplicity Snow-blower, loaded tires & chains - is it weird the tractor is modded more than my truck?
-Speedex Walking Tractor.
-BCS Walking Tractor


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