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Model K Kinkade (1928-1935) American garden tractor, also known as a rotavator or cultivator.

Green in colour with a large wheel in the front and a small swivel-type guide wheel at the handle end. The larger wheel hub has the words "USA MINN MPLS AMERICAN MACHINE 00" imprinted around the edge.

The K Kinkade model had a one piece crankcase casting, flywheel blower for cooling, a smaller F head cylinder. improved oil pump, improved clutch system, improved drawbar attachment system, improved implement attaching system, a Tillotson (later Zenith) carburetor, an improved air cleaner, a improved crankcase vent, a coupling driven magneto, and a host of other, smaller, improvements from previous models.

This tractor was similar to the other Kinkades in that it had one drive wheel, two handles, and was made by American Farm Machinery co.

The serial number plate on this tractor is nailed to the inside of one of the handlebars, and is stamped into the top surface of the engine crankcase casting, in front of the oil filler plug at the very front of the engine.

Serial numbers for this tractor ranged from 20000 to 55500 and were not consistently sequential.
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1928-1935. Hand Cultivator, 1978.425. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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