I Am So Proud of This Empire!

| April/May 1997

  • Empire tractor

  • Empire tractor

926 Hanley Lane Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

I wanted to show you the picture of my recently restored 1947 Empire tractor. I purchased the tractor from its second owner in October, 1995.

The tractor was in pretty good shape, other than cosmetics. After I got the tractor home, I checked out the engine and drive train, and everything seemed to be in very good condition. I then completely disassembled the tractor and replaced all the oil seals in the rear axles and differential. Next came the sandblasting and preparation for painting. But, before painting, I ordered four new tires and rims for the rear wheels from the Miller Tire Company in Wauseon, Ohio. I then painted the tractor the recommended International Harvester Red and as you can see, it turned out real well.

I am very proud of this tractor and hope to have it at some of the antique shows here in the central Kentucky area next summer.


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


click me