The Little Red Tractor

| December/January 1994

  • Little Red Tractor

  • Little Red Tractor

  • Little Red Tractor
  • Little Red Tractor

16 Prospect Street, Salem, West Virginia 26426

This is my little red tractor that I found in Mannington, West Virginia. The chassis is a Speedex, made in the 1940s. Some time ago, I restored an LB International engine with an extra capacity hopper that I knew belonged on some kind of a tractor, so I started looking for an old garden tractor. After much scraping and grinding of rust, scale, and grease, I got it in shape to paint and it turned out to be a nice tractor.

I mounted a hydraulic hoist on the rear so I could move my other engines and equipment.

The Speedex Tractor Company is still in business in Ravenna, Ohio. I wrote to them and they sent me the history of the company.


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