September’s featured photo was submitted by Oscar Ginz of Guiliford, Connecticut.
“This is our 1948 CO-OP E3 that is within a few serial numbers, and identical to the one, that mechanized maternal grandfathers family farm in May of 1948. It took 7 years to find one that fit the bill and almost 2 years to restore it. The tractor underwent a complete nut and bolt restoration from 2017 to 2019, in honor of the late Gerald M. Sales of Clarissa / St Cloud, Minnesota, bringing in a new era of farming. One of the finest examples of an early E3.”-Oscar Ginz
Larry Huston says
Very well done. One does not see many of these restored, so happy for you that you found a suitable rebuildable tractor. Enjoy!
Eldon Witmer says
I also have a 1948 how do I find the early coop paint
Nicely done tractor
BOB ARPIN says
NICE TRACTOR HOPE TP SEE AT THE SHOWS FROM MY HOME STATE VERY COOL
Don Banwart says
Co-op tractors were very rare in our area. We had John Deere, IH, Allis-Chalmers, Massey Harris, Ford, and Ferguson dealers within 10 miles of home and Oliver and Minneapolis-Moline dealers within 26 miles.
Did Co-op make a cultivator for their tractors? I see where the cultivator would attach to the tractor frame somewhat like an Oliver.
Your tractor looks very nicely restored.