Gibson's Grand Horses

  • Model A

    Model A

    The first production tractor of Gibson, the Model A, was powered with a 6-hp. Wisconsin Model AEH engine that worked with a three-speed transmission. Equipment included two independent rear wheel brakes.

  • Model D

    Model D

    The successor to the Model A was the Model D that featured adjustable (33 to 53 inch) rear tread. Weighing in at 955 pounds, the D was first offered with 22-inch rear tires that were later upgraded to 24-inch tires.

  • Model SD

    Gibson SD

    The Gibson SD brought styling to the tractor line featuring fenders, a hood, and front grille. Original SDs employed the Gibson lever-steering system, but the tractor shown here was equipped with a steering wheel.

  • Super D

    Super D

    The Super D introduced the steering wheel design but kept most of the other SD features, including the AEH engine, hood, grille, and fenders. Electrical and hydraulic systems were optional and added to its 1,105-pound weight.

  • Super D2

    Super D2

    The predecessor to the Model Super D, the Super D2 continued to use the 12-hp. Wisconsin Model TF two-cylinder engine. Power was transferred to a three-speed (2 to 7 mph) transmission through a combination of four V-belts and a chain drive.

  • Model E

    Model E

    The Gibson model E series tractor consisted of the E, EF, EW, and an EWF. The E and EW were row-crop tractors. The tractor variation in the picture is a Model E high-crop version that was sold to work in tobacco fields.

  • Model H

    Model H

    Rated at 24 horsepower by its manufacturer, the Model H was Gibson’s first full-size tractor. Equipped with a Hercules Model 1XB Hercules four-cylinder (3.25x4-inch bore and stroke) engine, the H was rated to pull a two-plow implement.

  • Model G

    Model G

    Introduced in 1949, the Model T weighed in at around 4,000 pounds and offered 40 belt hp. generated through a Hercules Model ZXD six-cylinder engine.

  • Model I

    Model I

    The largest Gibson tractor built, the Model I, was powered by a Hercules Model QXD-5, L-head six cylinder engine with a 37/16x41/8-inch bore-and-stroke rated at 40 horsepower.

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In such short time, Gibson Manufacturing expanded to include the Models D, SD, Super SD, and many more.

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