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.