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Old 07-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Smile 1938 model A powered Sears tractor

It was called the economy,listed for $495. Had a modelA engine, rear end , automotive? 3speed tranny and two wheel mechanical brakes. 500 made in 38/39. If you have the Napa tractor calendar , it's this months photo. Pretty cool!
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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we want one! they don't seem to come up for sale often......
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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we want one! they don't seem to come up for sale often......
I have been looking for a Thieman, a Montgomery Wards or Economy tractor for several years that is Model-A powered. Like Chris has said, they are near impossible to find. A couple of years ago I attended a tractor show just east of Rochester, MN and saw this all original Thieman that I would have "hawked the farm" for to have been able to take it home with me!!
















BTW, notice the wagon that this tractor is pulling. Look closely at its running gear!!



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Old 07-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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The engine I currenly have on the engine stand was removed from a home made tractor and used a TT Ruxtell rear end. It was quite the contraption. I wish I would have taken pic's of it before I parted it out 15 years ago. It was still in decent running condition. Rod
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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Here's a Sears Model A powered tractor that I saw at the Alaska State Fair a couple of years ago:
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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What a great tractor they must have been if you could not afford a John Deere
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #7
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My current project (before and during), Shaw "Tractorized Ford" made out of a '25 T:
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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30AAFORD nice job on the restoration!!

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #9
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There was a beauty at Grand Mound, IA's steam and thresherie this weekend.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:43 PM   #10
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Nice write up on the Thieman.

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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Model A powered Thieman tractor at auction August 16 Royal Iowa. Pictured 19th down from top of page


http://www.girardauction.com/hagedor...on--day-2.html
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:26 PM   #14
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Another Model A powered Thieman up for auction August 21st - Madison South Dakota.

Also some interesting AA trucks and other antique cars/trucks on same sale.

http://www.girardauction.com/haberge...e-auction.html
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #15
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They are not really all that rare. Typically they were found in areas where row crops were farmed. They did not make a standard or wheatland version. I've seen about a half dozen sell here in PA. 30 years ago there were still some out "in the rough" Most now are in collections, but still come up for sale from time to time.
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that gave me a great idea for how to build my speedster chassis
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:39 AM   #17
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XG1...OUUgrpZj3DruiR

Here's one in action.
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:40 PM   #18
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Still looking forward one to add to my collection of ‘non-useful but cool stuff’.
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:02 PM   #19
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The introduction of the Ford 9N in 1939 would have thrown a wrench into the cog for most smaller tractors with a price of only $585.00. With the Ferguson system 3-point hitch and a PTO, it would have been hard to beat. The Ferguson hydraulic 3-point hitch that Ford developed to actually work well, really revolutionized the farm implement capability of tractors in general. Draw bar only tractor designs started to fade away after the advent of the 3-point.

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