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#1 jim knutson OFFLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 04:32 PM

when i was at the scrap yard today, picking up another Bean Cutler, i saw a "tank" of a walk behind tractor with the name Vaughn on the front, made here in Oregon...up in Portland. it has metal tracks ( similar to cat tracks, but different ), and the thing looks like it weighs a ton, and i have never seen anything like it. does anyone know anything about them?


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 04:53 PM

No, I don't. But you need to go it so we can see and discuss it, then you can restore it. :D :thumbs:

 

I would like to see some photos of it ! :wave:



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:10 PM

Vaughan started making the crawler tractors in about 1920 or 21. Prior to that they were already building log saws. I'm figuring if it said Vaughan on the front it must be an air cooled model. Those started around mid 30's. Steering clutches were added in 37. The air cooled ones weighed around 700 lbs. If your not interested, I would be.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Here are some Vaughan pictures I took last summer when I was out west. This guy had a bunch. The water cooled one is about the 3rd style they made. It is mid 20's

 

 

vaughanheaven2.JPG             wsrider-640.jpg

 

 

vaughanm-640.jpg             vaughanmjug-400-640.jpg


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Here are some Vaughan pictures I took last summer when I was out west. This guy had a bunch. The water cooled one is about the 3rd style they made. It is mid 20's

 

 

attachicon.gifvaughanheaven2.JPG            attachicon.gifwsrider-640.jpg

 

 

attachicon.gifvaughanm-640.jpg            attachicon.gifvaughanmjug-400-640.jpg

it lookded just like the first 2 in the pics...its an air cooled. i cant drag home another machine right now, or my wife would run over me with it...lol. maybe i will try for it in a couple months, the guy at the scrap yard said it wasnt going anywhere, anytime soon.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:42 PM

I learn something everyday.  I have never even heard of a Vaughn.

 

I imagine those things can do some work with that traction.  I would like to have one in the winter with a snowblade. 

 

What kind of attachments can you get?

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 07:24 PM

I like the one with the "hit-n-miss" engine.



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Posted February 13, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Those things are cool!!! Thanks for the pics Doug!

 

  Steve






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