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#1 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:46 PM

Can you name this tractor?

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 07:50 PM

Sure can't....never seen one like it! Looks heavy as a tank!

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 08:58 PM

Not a clue, but look at the steering setup, very interesting.

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 10:08 PM

I have no Idea what that is.
It shure looks solid though!

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 10:23 PM

Can you get those tires from Carlise?

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for sharing the picture Doug. I've no idea of the make, but it's certainly a fantastic looking machine! What a mass of iron that engine is!

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 11:43 PM

It kind of looks like a Centaur to me. :confuse:

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 04:45 AM

Nope, can't say that I can either.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 06:21 AM

Let's see now. Solid brass carb, water-cooled engine, crank start, integrated engine/trans-axle and the oddest steering set-up for what is essentially a 2 wheel walk behind. The drive wheels are something I find baffling. I wonder what was originally bolted onto them. My guess would be angle-iron cleats but the restorer chose to leave them off.

I don't think that this unit was made on this continent. The level of engineering exhibited makes me think that it is German-made and possibly a very early Bungartz effort. What does surprise me is the lack of an oil bath air cleaner but perhaps it does have one and is simply an unconventional design. I note the flat belt drive pulley on the front of the flywheel so I guess that this unit was intended to act as a stationary engine as well. What an interesting machine.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 07:12 AM

It kind of looks like a Centaur to me. :confuse:


I might have to give half credit here. I did use a Centaur sulky behind it since the original was missing. They are another tractor that is dear to my heart! The original wheels were cut down and split ring rims welded on them. Since Carlisle didn't carry them, they had to be custom made. The one original picture that shows this tractor shows angle iron lugs. I did space and drill the holes with the intentions to make and install the lugs and then put a road band around them but it never happened. I call the bolt heads my turf cleats. Another hint, it is USA made!!

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 07:57 AM

That is an awesome machine. It is also very intriguing. I think it would be great to see the lugs mounted if you do decide to do it. Thank you for posting a nice piece of old iron.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 09:45 AM

Built such as it is, I'll toss a guess.....Hercules?

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 03:04 PM

i don't know what it is but it sure looks cool!

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Posted June 06, 2010 - 06:14 PM

Boy that is one heavy tractor, engine looks kinda like a Novo..... but I'm sure I don't know what the tractor is.....
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Posted June 13, 2010 - 07:01 AM

Since this thread has literally stalled for many days, maybe the time has come to reveal the answer to the quiz.




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