Manufactured by Eska in the early 1950’s.
This is the first, first tractor in a series not to have a unique hub.
It has bronze bushings in the body of the tractor, not in the hub.
Only late model “VAC’s” should have the elevated seat, to accommodate the different steering wheel.
DECALS: Case and Eagle decals on the Left and Right side, a decal on the front and the seat
GRILL: Closed, cast in grill
FRONT TIRE: 7x1 1/2” rib tread, flat face, Eska
REAR TIRE: 12x1 3/4” lug tread, Eska
RIMS: Most had Smooth low dome with high dome painted hubcaps
A few later models had star rims with low dome hubcaps
HUBS: A curved top hub, also used on IH Highpost “H,” and it is riveted on
CHAIN: Has a chain tightener and uses a skip tooth chain
PEDALS: Tear drop, solid rubber with metal ends. Held on with domed pushnuts
STEERING WHEEL: Most had the 7” large, round 3 spoke diecast steering wheel drilled with a set screw
Some later models had the flat bar steering wheel
SEAT: Uses the same pan type seat as the Oliver 88
This “VAC” pictured should not have the elevated seat
HITCH: A hole cast into rear of tractor
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