Hi Ken is that a cool walk behind or what!! This might be a prototype by that tag!! Where did you find it?? I never heard of this type machine. I had a Ford tractor that had the same engine and that deck almost looks the same??
Boy oh boy, that has got to be super rare! Obviously it was something the Ford company was thinking about bringing into production with the way that tag reads. Makes you wonder how many "samples" there are out there!
The Jacobsen mower company manufactured garden tractors that the Ford company sold under their name. I wonder if they had anything to do with that walk behind?
The folks at Jacobsen have always been helpful in answering any question I've had about their vintage machines. If they had anything to do with the manufacture of this one, maybe they could help you too.
not sure if I will keep it or not but for the right price ? I do believe this is apart of ford history and it should go to some one that would restore it the right way. It is pretty cool thou. Sample 3 of how many?