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1948 Model 90 Empire Tractor Portland, OR $3500

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Thanks to Blaine for spotting this good looking Model 90 for sale. What’s an Empire Tractor?

“Empire tractors were only built for a few years after WWII.
The drivetrain of these tractors was the Willys Jeep 4×4 which were available at that time.
The engine, transmission, transfer case, rearend, radiator, steering column and wheel are all Willys.
The operator platform of the tractor is surplus navy ship decking.
This tractor does not have the original Willys engine, but instead has a flat head Jeep engine with a counterbalanced crankshaft. The electrical system has also been updated to 12v instead of the original 6v system.
The engine, transmission, and transfer case were all rebuilt a few years ago. The engine runs great and idles very smoothly.
The tractor can easily do 20mph on the road and if the rear tires were balanced it would go faster.
This tractor would be great for someone wanting to do one of the antique tractor drives that various tractor clubs offer.

There are less than 500 Empire tractors in the USA, known to the Empire Tractor Club.
(oh…. also included with the tractor for the buyer would be all the Empire Tractor Club newsletters that I have)”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/grd/5194203972.html

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One comment on “1948 Model 90 Empire Tractor Portland, OR $3500

  1. Steve E.

    Interesting information. But what does he mean by “This tractor does not have the original Willys engine, but instead has a flat head Jeep engine with a counterbalanced crankshaft.”

    It looks like a Willys Jeep engine to me.

    **Steve E.**

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