My Elec-Traks - The New Idea EGT 150 Tractor

EGT 150

Mark Frerking's former EGT 150 - Equivalent to the G.E. Elec-Trak Model E15

G.E. convinced the New Idea Company of Coldwater, OH to allow them to run a line of OEM tractors for them at the same time G.E. would continue to run their own tractors down the assembly line. They sported the New Idea signature two-toned "Bittersweet" and "Buff" color scheme.

Being an OEM model produced for New Idea, the EGT 150 was identical to the G.E. Elec-Trak Model E15 with the exception of the color scheme and decals of course and the fact it was a mid-mower design similar to the E12M. In fact, all the large New Idea tractors were mid-mower designs. Later an option was introduced that allowed them to operate a front mower deck as well. All together, only 775 total New Idea EGT 150 tractors were ever produced but they do come up for sale pretty regularly. I bought my EGT 150 from Mark Frerking who found it in a dealer showroom well preserved!

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