The Little Red Tractor

| December/January 1994

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.