My Elec-Traks - E10M Tractor "Trefoil"


E10M - A little bigger than the E8M, but not much!

The E10M I picked up in Wisconsin is in pretty fair shape and I surprisingly found one that came with all the components G.E. developed for it to mount attachments on the front on the tractor. Like the E8M, the E10M also has a lot of unique attachments that are not interchangeable with large frame models. Although many are interchangeable with the E8M, not all E8M attachments were made for the E10M and not all E10M attachments were made for the E8M. Once I started looking into beginning the work on it, I decided to mirror what I’m doing on the E8HM and create a “fully loaded” model of it as well. When the day comes to sell them it will be a little easier to move them if I have separate attachments that they do not share. The only attachment G.E. made that I have been unable to find for the E10M is the Rear PTO Kit- E10M (KP38). If you happen to have one, me, I’m interested!

The attachments I have for the E10M are listed below:
  • 36" Mid-mount Mower- E10M (AH36)
  • Mower Blades- E8HM (AP26) NOS
  • 38” Mid-Mount Snow Thrower-E10M (AD38AA)
  • 42" Snow/Dozer Blade- E8HM (AB42)
  • Implement Mounting Bracket-E10M (AP54) NOS
  • Weight/Tool Box- E10M (AP86) NOS
  • Speed Reduction Kit- E10M (KD38) NOS
  • Headlight Kit- E10M (AP71) NOS
  • PTO Kit- E10M (KD10) NOS
  • Snow Cab for E8M and E10M (AG54)
  • Tire Chains- 2 link E10M (AP64) NOS
Jim at the Electric Tractor Store came through again and I was able to pick up a few used attachments and a few "NOS" attachments for the old girl. She will definitely need some paint to match all her new bits and pieces.

Associated Publications:

36" Mid-Mount Mower- E10M (AH36):

The 36" Mid-Mount Mower (AH36) is the standard deck for the small-framed tractors.

Associated Publications:
36 inch Mid-mount Mower Deck

36" Mid-Mount Mower- E10M (AH36)

"NOS" Mower Blades- E8HM (AP26):

Not much to say on these except that on a mower deck, mower blades (AP26) are pretty important! I picked up three sets of these "NOS" ones from an ex-dealer in Pennsylvania. Although the mower blade publications below claim these should be black in color all three sets of blades were green in color but are clearly labeled as (AP26)!

Associated Publications:
Small-framed High Discharge Mower Blades (AP26)

"NOS" Small-Framed High Discharge Mower Blades (AP26)

38” Mid-Mount Snow Thrower (AD38AA):

The 38" Mid-Mount Snow Thrower was a smaller version of the 42" Snow Throwers made for the large-framed Elec-Traks. It was designed for use on the E8HM, E10M and E12M tractors. One of the primary differences one will notice right off is the motor is mounted in the middle of the snow thrower, not off to the side like it’s older cousins making it more balanced for the smaller end tractors which did not have electric lifts on the front to handle them. During the winter or 1973, G.E. ran out of the larger version of their Snow Throwers and they did a quick redesigned the (AD38AA) so it could be used with the large-framed tractors. The snow thrower I have for the E10M was actually being used with an E12S in Illinois when I found it. No doubt a left over from the shortage of 73'!

Associated Publications:
E10M Snow Thrower

38” Mid-Mount Snow Thrower (AD38AA), in need of paint but fully operational.

More E10M Snow Thrower

Actually it's in not too bad a shape!

42" Snow/Dozer Blade - E8HM (AB42):

General Electric offered a 42" Snow/Dozer Blade to the owners of their small-framed tractors. 6" shorter than its larger cousin for the large-framed tractors it was identical to it in every way except for its length. I have found these to be really rare, if fact, the ones I have are the only ones I have ever heard of. One of mine came with the E14 tractor I bought which is kind of strange as you would have thought that tractor would have came with the 48" blade!

42 inch Snow/Dozer Blade (AB42)

42" Snow/Dozer Blade (AB42)

The 48 inch blade verses the 42 inch blade

The 48" blade on a E12S verses the 42" blade

"NOS" Implement Mounting Bracket- E10M (AP54):

This "NOS" Implement Mounting Bracket (AP54) allowed either the 42" Snow/Dozer Blade or the 38" Snow Thrower to attach to the small-framed tractors. This tractor came with one already attached however somewhere along the way it got moved it to my E8M and I just replaced it with a "NOS" (AP54) I had.

Associated Publications:
Implement Mounting Bracket AP54

Implement Mounting Bracket- E10M (AP54)

"NOS" Weight/Tool Box- E10M (AP86):

General Electric had made weight boxes for the large frame tractors but without the stabber ports in the back of the E8M, E8HM, and E10M the same design obviously would not work for the small-framed tractors. Luckily, they were able to simply modify the stabbers slightly so they could be bolted to the frame of smaller tractors. The weight boxes for the small frame tractors are rare but I was able to pick up four of them, two "NOS". The (AP86) is mentioned on Page 4 of the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure.

Associated Publications:
  • GEH-3972 (AP86) WEIGHT BOX
  • OPK-74-3 (AP85) / (AP86) WEIGHT BOX
E10M Weight Box

A rare "NOS" E10M Weight Box (AP86)

"NOS" Speed Reduction Kit- E10M (KD38):

On the small-framed tractors it is necessary to install a "Speed Reduction Kit" if you are going to be either using the 42" Snow/Dozer Blade or in the case of the E8HM or E10M, the 38" Snow Thrower. The kit reduces the speed of the tractor by about 30% allowing you to go as slow as 1 mph when performing these tasks. As usual, the Electric Tractor Store came through again and had a couple "NOS" kits in stock for my collection.

Associated Publications:
Speed Reduction Kit

"NOS" Speed Reduction Kit- E10M (KD38)

"NOS" Headlight Kit- E10M (AP71):

General Electric did not offer headlights as standard equipment on the small-framed tractors. They did however offer an add-on kit which allowed you to add headlights on if you wish. I was able to pick up a couple of these for my small-framed tractors "NOS" from the Electric Tractor Store. Being a "gentleman" farmer, lights on all the tractors come in really handy as I'm usually out playing after work until the sun goes down.

Associated Publications:
Headlight Kit

"NOS" Headlight Kit- E10M (AP71)

"NOS" PTO Kit- E10M (KD10):

General Electric did not offer a PTO port as standard equipment on the small-framed tractors. They did however offer an add-on kit for the E10M which allowed you to plug in the 38" Snow Thrower (AD38AA) or even the Welder (AP90). I was able to pick up a one of these for my E10M "NOS" from the Electric Tractor Store. This kit was featured on Page 10 of the Elec-Trak Attachments and Accessories brochure.

Associated Publications:

"NOS" PTO Kit- E10M (KD10)

"NOS" Elec-Trak Tire Chains- 2 Link- E10M (AP64):

I thought finding original Elec-Trak Tire Chains was impossible, at least, that had been my experience. I was visiting an ex-dealer, picking up a couple odds and ends he had left over and out of nowhere he plops down a white cloth bag and says "look what I found"! I knew immediate what was in the bag but in my mind I couldn't believe it could be true. Sure enough it was! "NOS" never used. I have been able to buy modern chains for all my other tractors but now I'll have a little more faith original Elec-Trak chains are still out there somewhere!

E10M Chains

"NOS" E10M Chains (AP64) Bag

E10M Chains

The "NOS" E10M Chains (AP64) were not even rusty!