The Green Hornet

By Staff
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10369 Corner Road Mercersburg, PA 17236

I have been pressured many times by my engine friends to send a
picture of my little tractor to GEM, so here it is.

The chassis is a John Deere Model L and the power plant is a 3
HP John Deere E. The John Deere L was very far from the original
tractor … a small 4 cylinder engine had been mounted on the
chassis, weld upon weld, iron bars, angles, and plates welded
together-a very sorrowful contraption it was. All this mess was
removed down to the bare frame.

The 3 HP John Deere engine, we have had for many years, and one
day the thought came to me, ‘Why not mount the 3 HP engine on
the Model L chassis?’ So here it is.

Many many hours of delightful labor were spent on making up the
‘Green Hornet’ tractor, as we call it. We have taken the
Green Hornet to different engine shows, and it has posed for many
pictures, and has been driven by many engineers from four years old
up to 70.

The power transfer is a flat belt and a 16′ trailer plow is
too much for its stout little heart.

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