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Worthington Tractor


An antique Worthington Tractor popped up for sale close to where I live. It's a 4 cylinder 4 speed...

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Old 02-13-2010, 07:58 AM
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An antique Worthington Tractor popped up for sale close to where I live. It's a 4 cylinder 4 speed and looks like it was a golf course greens tractor?

Does anyone have any information on these? I've never heard of one until recently.

What would be a fair price on one?

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Old 02-13-2010, 08:05 AM
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I have a Worthington G-6 going in Antique Power for sale that runs. I, too, would be interested in price.

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found this info on the GEM web site. http://gasengine.farmcollector.com/T...N-TRACTOR.aspx

Here is a picture of the Worthington I have.
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Jimmy, If it's the one I saw, it was well worth the money. The only reason it isn't in Illinois is that I have to many projects already. It looked complete just locked up engine. These units are sharp when restored and you could get a lot of enjoyment riding around on it. Gary
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Thanks Gary. That's what I wanted to hear. I'll head over there tomorrow to check it out.
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Jimmy,

You should get in contact with Jim Ricci, he is restoring a Worthington tractor currently. He know alot about early mowers, and had a nice collection of them. Here is his website. http://users.crocker.com/~jricci/

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Interest in these seems to be picking up, at least per the number of posts in the various forums; I thought there was a golf tractor club, but don't find a reference in my notes.
Worthington started as Shawnee Mower Co, started by a wealthy golf enthusiast (CC Worthington) who built the Shawnee golf course, and wanted it to be perfectly cropped to bring in championship golf.
Lots of stuff on the net under Shawnee Mower Co, Worthington Mower etc. The company used a wide range of running gear, Ford, Mopar, Chev if I recall correctly.
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This particular one has duals in the back and can apparently travel at about 40 mph. That just seems impossible to me.
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It's all in the gearing; the original Chrysler engined CO-OPs could do around 35 (they reportedly staged getting a speeding ticket in town as a publicity stunt) and when Jacob/Jabez Love and Dave Friday added two-speed rears to their CO-OP derivative models, they could reportedly do 60-65. Since the Worthingtons used mostly over-the-road components, I wouldn't doubt 40.
Duals apparently weren't unusual; most of the few pix I've seen had duals, probably to avoid making ruts in golf courses or parks.
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I'd believe the 40 mph. My son once rode with a guy driving a Model T Doodlebug going 35 or 40, said it was the scariest ride he ever had. Like the Worthington the Doodlebug has a short wheelbase and no cab.

Just remember: don't grin too much while driving it at top speed or you'll be picking bugs out of your teeth!
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I just got back from the guys place.

My dad and I are still talking about it... I'd have to miss a day of school to pick it up. Oh darn haha

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Here's mine. It's in cramped space for the winter.

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I have noticed when something is talked about on the Stak, it ain't long till you see them on Yesterday's Tractors, for sale. One if these on there now.
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That one's mine.

I posted it a couple weeks ago on the non-photo section of that site. Just got pics to upload. Have tried to list ads here, but I can't get the pics to work. I'll try again.

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Could you post a link of your ad once it has pictures? I'd like to see your G-6.
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Could you post a link of your ad once it has pictures? I'd like to see your G-6.
Not sure if this is right, but here goes.

Mike

http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/...?product=33632
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Well I bought it. Thanks for the input everyone.
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wow looks like it would be cool to ride around on once fixed up could be a nice project love this old stuff
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Here is a 50 -51

The diff is 3/4 ton front axle 1/2 ton and a 4 speed all ford they do 40 to 45
i had this for sale here no takers i was asking 1200 the only thing the steering was chaged the other one got broke and there fixed it with what they had
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hello, from coventry ct. i just got one similar to yours. what kind of engine do you have. make model etc. thanks
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