Gibson Model D

Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Hi all, I just picked up this tractor. Seems the engine is not original, will be looking for one.
Here is a you tube link, hope you enjoy the vid!


http://youtu.be/nJ_jaNOlLTk

Re: Gibson Model D

Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:02 pm

Farmdreamer, Those were built in my hometown Longmont. I have an unrestored one that I haven't gotten to yet. The Wisconsin AEH is the correct engine, however, Gibson was notorious for using whatever he could get his hands on, ie. transmissions, rearends, etc. So I'm not certain if yours is a replacement or not. Most of the early ones came with tiller steering ( a lever that you pushed forward to turn one way and pulled back on to turn the other). I am guessing that the steering wheel is a modification. The serial numbers were usually stamped on the top of the "C" channel on the right side below the engine. That is kind of a moot point, because records were burned and I don't think there is a database that will tell you what year you have. Hope you enjoy it.

Bob

Re: Gibson Model D

Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:26 pm

http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint166.htm

http://www.sbchistoricalsociety.org/GibsonTractor.htm

Re: Gibson Model D

Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:35 am

I agree with Bob on both the engine and steering. I've seen only one with a steering wheel and it was clearly a modification. Does yours have the 22" rear wheels? 24" wheels would have been the same rim & center as used on the Cub. Your centers look different. If yours are 22"s, I hope you don't need tires.

Re: Gibson Model D

Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:43 pm

Very neat little tractors, as are alot of them back then. Good luck with yours, it looks a good one!