WELCOME  to this  Speedex Tractor  Web Site ( 5-30-23 ) 

  .   Please Know....How much we all appreciate all of you Spedcial Care Givers - God Bless You for putting your own health on the line for Others . -  Mike Hamper 

            Think Spring - and Tractor Shows.    Note the  Passing of John Thoman of Lisbon ohio below. 




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  -1-1-21 I especially am blessed that many of you are Member Supporters of this site – Grateful and Thankful. –  –  Mike


Speedex Tractors  Show strong at these Ohio & PA shows


 Vintage Garden Tractor Show Sugarcreek,Ohio-May - Ashtabula Antique Engine Shows-May 14 Gas Up, one day - July 1,2,3,,2022 three days Fall Show Sept 18,2022 one day . Elkton Antique Engine Show Lisbon Ohio-Georgian Bay Steam show Ontario Canada- Tuscarawas Valley PIONEER POWER Show August- Buckeye Steam & Gas Reunion August - A Show in Ravenna August 4th - Atwood Lake Ohio -October ( Canceled for 2020 ) Check out the Fall Show Button for show photos - more to come !    

   For more info on each of these shows on   New Information  above and below Classifieds on the left side of this page. If you know of show dates I'am missing send me an e-mail and I will include the dates - Thanks


Sadly I have been informaned of the passing of our Speedex Friend John L. Thoman of Lisbon Ohio on April 11th , John was 82. I often spent time with John and his Grandson Travis Coleman at the Atwood Fall Festival shows.

Sadly I have heard for the passing of our Friend Frank Toth of Ravenna ohio on Feb 25,2023

I sadly received this message today from Bryan Few, son of Dallas Few.

Saturday, June 05, 2021 1:26 PM I just wanted to let you know that Dallas Few passed away this morning (June 5) at 12:05 AM.  The Family is not planning anything at the moment but will have a celebration of his life at a later date.  Thanks to all for  being his friend and tractor buddys.  His obituary will be posted on line at  - Bryan Few

Dallas was a wonderful person and a very supportive person of small tractors of all makes , but parcial to our Speedex tractors. I spent many hours visiting and talking with Dallas at his home over the years with our other Speedex Buddy Stan Pierson. He will truly be missed and he now finds peace with his Lord.

Ed Sarver of Manschoice, Pa passed on 8- 8, 2020

Stan Pierson of West Springfield, Pa passed on 4-19-2020

IRobert Shick of Newton Falls Ohio. Bob passed on 11-1-2015.

Bill Weise of Walton Hills, Ohio. Bill passed on 12-20- 2015. 

Dan Strang of Williamsfield, Ohio - Flea Mrkt. Mgr. at Ashtabyla Engine Shows passed in 12-2016

Larry Lipps of Jefferson, Ohio - 8 year past president of the Ashtabula Antique Engine Club - passed 3-1-18

I sadly leave this news from March 1, 2018. Long time friend and fellow collector and a true advocate for collectors Larry Lipps of Jefferson, Ohio has passed on. He leaves a great legecy of love for the Ashtabula Ohio  Antique Engine Club of which he was there in the beginning and until recently served as President for 8-years. You could find him weekly working at the Engine show grounds in Williamsfield, Ohio. He will greatly be missed by all. Larry could alway be seen at the shows with his blue jeans, blue jean shirt, blue hat and a wonderful welcoming smile.

Carl Few of Wadsworth, Oho - a tractor friend & member of the Median County Antique Power Association - passed 8-30-18


 ...Speedex Videos is now Released for Viewing ... You may have to Activate Active X once to do the viewing ...Enjoy

 There are now  over 750 photos in Tractor , 2-wheel, & Implement Pictures 

 It has  occurred to me that Probably the greatest function My web-site provides is the Ability for Speedex enthusiast all across the country to Net-Work with each other about their tractors. We need to take advantage of this opportunity in the ways provided thru the POST and Classified & Guest-Map on this Home page.

( If you desire contacts leave your e-mail address on the Guest Map Page when you Register ) 

On the Supporting Member Side of the site is a list of  members Wanting to Share by providing their Phone # and E-Mail address. I encourage you to use these resources

 I would like to thank all of our Veteran’s for their service and sacrifices for our country. Thank you!

              GOD BLESS   AMERICA              

" As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation

     is not to utter words, but to live by them. " … John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Web-Site Supporting Members Info.

   Sorry, but if you can't get into the Member Side Your Renewal is Probably me at


  I have been adding a Video Library to the Member Side
  - - - Speedex Videos Members   New Action Photos 2-19-17- - -Also New is Ohio Show Information under Info  & Links ...Check them out

I want to Thank All you Folks who are New & ReNewed Supporting Members of this Web-Site. Without you I could not continue to fund the site continuation. Your support enables me to field at least 3-4 techinal questions everyday, and also contacts by phone. The Summer mounths become increasing busy and so do the requests for information. I will continue to do my best to answer them, and if you, as your own Speedex Expert, can contribute to the questions in the POST Area, PLEASE do so. thanks Mike

 In Memory of our Friend Dallas Few - In Memory of Our Friend Stan  Pierson - click on photo to Zoom in

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Estate Auction of Stan Pierson's Collection on Sept. 24-25 at Nye Rd West Springfield Pa.    

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Look-a-Like projects are fun and great show stoppers.Check out the FG Peddle Tractor in the FG highBoy photo section..

Click picture to ZOOM turns sweet 18 this year !  see below for Supporting Member Card History_ Click on the  photo to enlarge for a better view. - how many have you saved ?   :>)

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I  have some T-shirts left with a 75 th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary graphics Design. You need to e-mail me at   To order a Shirt in one of your size if interested.  Shirts will be Light Ash color with the 75th graphic. $ 14.50 / ea. S-XL - - 2XL $ 16.50 + mailing -  A t-shirt photo can be seen below. - - Mike


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Dallas Few at Atwood Lake

Short Speedex Video Click on Round Button with White Triangle ( or yours might be White buttonwith Black Triangle) middle of  the Black Window


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Atwood Lake Fall Festival  October 2019

..  New Pictures 3-10-22 ..

Many New Pictures 10-11-18

New Pictures Here 10-11-18

H i s t o r y  Updated 02-28-2014

The history below has been complied by

Mike Hamper and all information is from

my reference gathering, research informtion

and personal interviews. I have seen copies of my history from this page on other sites without any  Accreditation. Please give credit where credit is due....thanks Mike

Update : 1-4-2018

In 1935 Harold Pond founded the "POND TRACTOR COMPANY", and built Speedex tractors. ...Some worthy information to note before the Pond Tractor Co. started follows.  Harold Pond was associated with Shaw Mfg. Co. of Galesburg, Kanas. Shaw Mfg. Co. fabricated walk behind tractors and other outdoor power equipment from reclaimed motorcycles and automotive parts. Harold Pond, his brother Elmer Pond, and brother-in-law, Glen Heilman all worked for the Shaw Mfg. Co. at one time. Harold was assigned Ohio and Pennsylvania as his territory for mat'l shipments of steel. During that time Harold conceived and  developed the Speedex walk behind tractor. All three men were very motivated and would eventually create their own company’s. Harold's brother Elmer and his son Cecile were responsible for the development of the " Wheel Horse " line of tractors in South Bend Ind. Harold's brother-in-law Glen Heilman was responsible for developing the " Garden-All " line of garden tractors in Mishawaka, Indian. These three men would go on to be responsible for many innovations in the history of small  garden tractor production. .... Now for Harold's part. 

In 1938-39 Harold Pond developed the Model B Speedex riding tractor in Ravenna, Ohio. The Speedex Model-B is considered the first four wheel garden tractor in America with an air-cooled engine and pneumatic tires. It had tiller steering, pneumatic tires, Briggs & Stratton Model ZZ air cooled engine, a Ford Model-A transmission, and Ford Model-T rear axle. In 1939 Harold started a national advertising campaign to sell the Model-B tractors.  1941 The Model-B was sold with a 6HP Briggs engine. A 1941 Sales Pamphlet lists the Co. name as "POND GARDEN TRACTOR CO." the Model-B tractors were built in 1939,1940,1941,1942,1943-48.  During this time he also developed the Model A and C walk-behind Tractors. In 1942 the Model FG ( Farm and Garden )was developed using a Ford Model A 4-cylinder engine, Model-A transmission, and Model-T rear axle. It sported the Model-A radiator and radiator shell. This first FG was a direct evolution of the Model-B having many of the same parts, which also included the 9 inch front tires. Later FG's were a higher designed tractor and did not have the shiny Ford Model-A radiator shell. This later FG  did have larger front wheels ,12 inch, and had a Model-A rear axle.
Some time in 1948 Harold was contacted by the Henry Ford, and was told that he was competing with Ford tractor business and that Ford would no longer be able to sell him components. The call from Henry Ford prompted Harold to develop his own transmission and rear axle design.
In 1949  Harold Pond  changed his company name to the "SPEEDEX TRACTOR COMPANY".

In 1950 Harold developed the M-23 and M 25 which utilized his new differential and transmission design. Several models proceeded from 2 wheel tractors to other 4 wheel tractors, the D-4, M-8, M-12, M-14, M-16, M-23, M-25 and WT two wheel walk behind..

In 1957 Harold Pond sold his company to Maury Foote and Jerry Stowe. Harold and his wife Golda and daughter Marilyn then moved back to his native state and town of Galesburg, Kansas. Harold continued to tinker with some designs for other small items that did not reach production status. Born April 30th ,1905 Harold E. Pond died on Nov. 18th 1966 at the age of 61. In a recent interview with his daughter she mentioned that her Father would be very proud to know of the present practical use and continued interest in his tractors.Tech International,Ltd of New Philadelphia, Ohio  still offers parts for many of the Speedex line of garden tractors.

Due to unauthorised copy right infringement the rest of the History is now moved to the Member side of the web site. Hopefully this will contol that lack of respect for copy writeing. Folks that pay for that part of the site are not likely to relecklessly release the contents. I am finishing up my Book and will incorporte the major part of all the information in the so0n to be released Self Published Book. - - Mike Hamper

Please .. Note.. ...Mike

When I Post a Show I will try to include a Map if possible here. ...Mike Hamper

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Atwood Lake Map for tractors Click on map to enlarge for better viewing.
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Atwood Lake tractor area camping New Rules - Click on photo to enlarge.

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  Our Disclaimer...... And....... Notice to Speedex Site Developers:Any information you may receive related to this web site is provided merely as friendly suggestions, not as expert opinion, testimony or advice. Neither Hamper Sign/Art nor WWW.SpeedexTractorInformation.Com or myself endorses or sponsers any information, products or methodologies you may find herein. Hamper Sign/Art, , myself, subscribers nor contributors can not be held liable for any use of the information you might receive........NOTICE............ Let it be known to all other site developers for Speedex....this Site is copy righted and any direct use of  pages, photos, or articles without permission  from this site owner is a violation of this copy right and unlawful.....subject to Prosecution .. PLEASE Do not take this notice lightly!....Mike

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