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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.
THE HERCULES GAS ENGINE COMPANY, EVANSVILLE,