7 HP UTILITY WORKHORSE
The new Model VB packs portable power for dozens of yard and garden jobs.., in addition to providing a wonderfully convenient source of auxiliary power for irrigation pumps, generators, compressors, milking machines, etc.!
The Model VB offers perfectly balanced design, easy handling and economy -- plus greater power to do bigger jobs faster and better. Its all-gear transmission and simple gear shift lever permit instant selection of any 6 forward speeds and two reverse. With the new Duomatic Two Speed Axle, speeds range from 2 MPH to 6 MPH.
The Model VB handles as easily as much smaller tractors. The differential automatically frees the proper wheel for short radius power turns so that the unit turns on its own radius -- and maneuvers around obstacles or turns easily when working in confined areas. When the engine is declutched or shut off, ratchets on both wheels are automatically unlocked so the tractor can be moved without effort. Low pressure bar-tread tires give the Model VB its superior traction, stability and good flotation. "Quick-Hitch" offers implement changes in less than a minute.
Engine: 7 HP, four cy £1e, single cylinder, L. Head, air cooled, cast iron heavy duty Briggs & Stratton.
Speeds: 6 forward and two reverse. Range from two to 6 MPH forward, from I ½ to 2 ½ MPH in reverse.
Transmission: Transmission mounted on precision type roller bearings, with a sliding gear construction of alloy steel gears precision cut, carburlzed and hardened for long life. Supported on hardened and ground shafts, rotating in bronze bushings. Oil lubricated. Gear case made of cast iron to give rigid support to gear train.
Frame: Heavy steel frame with rugged cross braces "Hi-Tensile" Electrically welded, High carbon alloy steel.
Handles: Heavy reinforced tubular handles, adjustable for height. Equipped with comfortable white plastic grips. All controls designed for convenience and ease of operation.
Tires: 6.00x12" super-sure grip, wide base tractor tires.
Tread Width: 20" to 25".
Clutches: Soft action. Spring loaded idlers.
Ground Clearance: 10 ½" at rear axle.
[Source: Simplicity Lawn & Garden Power Equipment catalog, 1957, courtesy of Iain McCowan]
Edited by Kent