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#16 RAJ OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 09:39 AM

Yes, the light bulb just turned on :) I figured it out and now the article is in PDF format. It is WAY simpler to view and clearer to look at now.

 

I will work on getting the follow-up article from the next issue. (Please reference my earlier post for the file.)


Edited by Rajkowski, December 19, 2013 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 10:10 AM

Here's part two... and a couple pics of an Oliver 145. Most of the restoration information in this article also applies to the early tube-frame Ford LGT and Jacobsen GT series.

 

Attached File  Oliver T&C Article 2.pdf   3.05MB   69 downloads

 

145 snow.jpg 145 snow2.jpg


Edited by Rajkowski, December 19, 2013 - 11:54 AM.

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 10:23 AM

Thank you! Those are very informative.


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 02:23 PM

You guys asked for the proof in the pudding! :thumbs:


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 01:13 AM

Thank's to ever one who posted, now I want one real bad  :smilewink:



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Posted December 28, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Anyone check the Oliver tractor museum in Charles City Iowa? I'm sure they my have some info too.
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Posted December 28, 2013 - 12:40 PM

That is where some of this info came from. Thanks Josh


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 09:58 AM

I am not gonna stir the pot because I am an MM guy but I did see a cockshutt with an original serial number tag that said Cockshutt Corporation Canada so I believe a few may have been produced for cockshutt dealers.

I don't want to a fend , but if it has a Cockshutt tag, it's a clone. As Josh stated ,the red town and country's were sold by cockshutt and moline dealers in Canada. One tag says built for White motor corp. Charles City ,Iowa and the other says White motor corp, Brantford , Ont. These tractors were offered to hold customers over until the full line of silver garden tractors were developed and offered in 74' in both Canada and the states.

There has been several reasons given why White went with MTD, One being  said that Mtd had a more extensive line of outdoor equipment. But my opinion is that Bucky Knudsen, who became president of White motor after being president of Ford motor ( and had experience with Jacobsen ) wasn't impressed with the sales of the Molines , Whites and Olivers.


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