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Old 02-13-2006, 07:49:45 PM
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i have a chife garden tractor it a wlak behind one i have pepol tell me that it is vear rare i have only seen one other two wheeled one

i can get pic i just have to find them on my computer
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The Chief is mentioned in "Vintage Garden Tractors" by Dave Baas. It was manufactured by The Great Lakes Tractor Co., Rock Creek, Ohio. It was offered in two models in 1949, one with a 1.5 HP engine the other with a 2.5 HP. Three models were offered in 1952 with 2 or 3 HP including a one wheel version. A full range of implements and attachments were available according to the book.

I also found reference to Junior, Economy Chief and Big Chief models in my 1951-52 Red Tractor Book. Looks like the Junior (one wheel model) used a Kohler K7-2 engine; the Economy Chief either a Briggs & Stratton NP, or Kohler K7-2; and the Big Chief used a Briggs & Stratton NPR6, Kohler K7-2 or K12-2. Appears the business relocated to Cleveland, Ohio by the time the Red Tractor Book was printed.

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i know this is a old post but do you still have the great lakes chief garden tractor do you have any information on it manuals etc. i know a lot about them dave in ohio .
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