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What is it? It says John Deere on the hood
Somebody just stuck a JD sticker on it then. The decal that was peeled off the right side of the hood in the one photo you posted appears to have left residue spelling a name, possibly “Craftsman” or “Murry.” But you are there in person and should be able to see that better than us.
 

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I sent you a direct message, but for the benefit of the forum, reposting here.

Here is my guess: It is a 1973 Gilson (Or Montgomery Ward) S-10 Workhorse garden tractor.
The clues:
  • Position of the lift lever to the treadle pedal
  • Hood looks like the deck of an aircraft carrier
  • Pinched waist
  • Shifter position
  • Short fenders
  • Shifter cover plate shape
  • Fore/Aft shaft drive
Gilsons were tanks back in the day no matter whose label was on it.


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That is a Gilson tractor in the 1st post not a Deere
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New to the forum or any forum at that. The rest of the tractor is at the shop I will be going tomorrow and I will take more pics for you guys. Thank you for all the help there is no serial # on the the entire tractor I searched it from head to toe but I did get the model # of the engine. BS 302437-0137-02
 
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