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Hi, I was wondering if there are any differences between the Country Squire and the old PK's? I do realise they are basically the same just looking for distinctive carictoristics. :thanku:
 

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The only difference that I know of is the I.D. plate.
 

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You forgot a few.... All the same tractor...
I realise that they are all the same tractor but the Jim Dandy has a lighter frame, 8 inch front wheels and 7x16 rear wheels when compared to the pks of the same era. Also I noticed that in all the pics of Country Squire tractors they have 8 inch front wheels were the Pks have the 12 inch 5 bolt rims. That is after they got away from the front yoke in 1950. Just wanderd if that was the way they were built or if it was a coincidence and Jeff you said somthing about in board brakes were more common on the Country Squire could you explain.
 

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To clarify, I guess there COULD be more than just the I.D. tag. Yes, some of the CS tractors had 8" front wheels. I've also seen the with the 12" fronts that you mention. I've seen them with the inboard brakes and with the regular brakes. There could be CS tractors out there where the only difference is the I.D. tag.

You must have dug up a really old post because I don't recall saying anything about the inboard brakes recently. I don't have a picture handy but the inboard brakes were just as the name implies, they were inside the confines of the tractor's frame. Instead of putting one foot up on top of the frame to hit the brakes, you would have to use both feet down through the frame where these little bars were waiting. Literally just a bent bar with a hunk of rubber wrapped around it. They were real squishy too. I'm not sure why they ever offered brakes of that configuration but, whatever. They sure are collectable now. I'm going from memory (always a bad idea) so I'm sure someone who still cares to keep up on this stuff will come along and set the record straight. I used to be in to keeping all this stuff in order but it really doesn't do anything for me anymore. The tiller steer Economy's had these inboard brakes too.
 

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Jeff you mentioned inboard brakes in the thread about my old tractor when we were trying to ID it. The one thing that kept buging me is the 8" front tires that are on it. I just assumed that someone had replaced the 12's at some point till I realized all the CS's I can find pics of have them to.

I am almost positive the brakes arnt inboard brakes I will get some pics up later if I can.
 

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You would know it if they were inboard brakes. They are very different.
 

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Never seen a brake setup like that and my guess is that they are not factory issue.

That is the standard front wheel for that vintage and the same wheel used for any Economy of that vintage.

My understanding is that the CS rolled down the line in sequence with all tractors and I have never heard of any differences that set the CS apart from the other models other than the tag.
 

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