Here’s something that was possibly in a barn at one time, does that count? This is a 1965 Economy Power King Tractor and it’s on eBay. There is a $2,800 Buy It Now price or you can make an offer for what some tractor aficionados have called the best small tractors ever made.
Economy Tractors were made by EPCO (Engineering Products Company) in Wisconsin starting just after WWII, in 1946. By the early-1950s, Economy Tractor came out with a smaller tractor and they realized that they needed model designations for them so the smaller one was called Jim Dandy and the bigger tractor was known as the Power King.
The company didn’t use model numbers so if you needed a part you called the dealer and said that you had a 10 hp Power King with 24-inch rear wheels, or a 14 hp Jim Dandy with 18-inch rear wheels. In 1977 the company dropped the Economy name and changed the name to Power King and they started using a numbering system, such as 1614 for 16-inch rear wheels & 14-hp, etc. The company was sold in 1990 and production moved from Waukesha to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and in the late-1990s the company was sold and production ended. A company called Mission Manufacturing still provides parts and services for these great but small tractors.
This Economy Power King has been fully restored, as you can probably guess. It comes with a plow attachment so you folks in snow country can put it to use right away. It has brand new tires and supposedly hasn’t been used since it was restored, but it runs excellent. And look at it’s choice parking spot next to the Sunbeam. Do any of you use these small to medium-size tractors for work around your house?