Gibson's Grand Horses
By: April Allen
Here is a collection of Gibson tractors. (text by Dave Mowitz)
Gibson Manufacturing traces its roots back to Wilber Gibson who founded the firm in 1946 establishing a manufacturing plant in Longmont, Colorado. What was unique about the early Gibson garden tractors is that they utilized lever steering. Pushing a single lever ahead turned the garden tractor to the left while the opposite direction was obtained by pulling the lever back.