Hercules Engine News

| October/November 1997

20601 Old State Road Haubstadt, Indiana 47639

Oftentimes, questions are asked about authentic carts for Hercules and Economy engines. The same carts were used for both brands during the same time periods. Our story starts at the beginning of Hercules history. In 1914 cart and saw rig plans were drawn for the model D engines. These were of short duration. Soon plans were drawn for carts and saw rigs for the early model E engines. These carts were all steel except for the tongues and seat boxes on the horse drawn sizes. Shown here are illustrations from an early Hercules engine catalog and a chart showing specifications for each unit. It should be noted that these engines all have sheet metal crank guards, a feature seldom seen today.

In the next article, later cart designs will be discussed.



Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.

Facebook YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265