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#1 Columbia236 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2014 - 08:54 AM

Hi All About a month ago I found two Vaughans on Craig`s list in Oregon.Fast foreward and they are in my garage.Thae good one is almost complete,turns over and is tagged model W The handles are missing but I have purchased a set of reproduction ones from a local collector,the Vaughan`s handles are thicker and longer than standard plow handles.I will try and make this run in the next few weeks (MONTHS!)  hopefully(today it is 0 outside!)The second machine is rough and I would consider a real ambitious project or parts.It would be a model S or W has no tag  Chuck

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Posted February 17, 2014 - 09:10 AM

That's a cool looking machine! Good luck!


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Wait until Jim finds out you beat him out of those!!  :D   The complete one you pictured looks like a WS. Doesn't it have 2 control rods coming to the shifter? With that style breather and front wheels, the serial number should be over 9000.  I don't know that I've evr seen a plain W with the newer set up. The second one looks to have the earlier wheels but they are hard to make out. It does look to only have one contol rod though.  I've got an S out there waiting for me. I'm interested in seeing how much different it is than the W series.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:34 AM

what do you do with the machines. do they pull attachments
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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM

what do you do with the machines. do they pull attachments

They had plows, discs, cultivator and other implements. These are found primarily on the west coast. The soil out there was different and wheeled tractors had a hard time working the ground. Tracklayers allowed them to farm the land out there. Cat got their start out in northern California. Of course, today they are mainly just toys.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM

thanks dougT.
I never seen anything like them.
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Posted February 17, 2014 - 02:16 PM

Few of thoses out here on the East coast, vineyards and orchards, bit of a rarity.

Sweet find.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 03:47 PM

They both have single clutch control rods.Serial number 9257  I have read the S model had a lower H.P. rating than the W or WS Tell Jim he can`t have them all !!!!!


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 05:42 PM

Cool crawlers I bet they would not be to hard makeing one into a rider?


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 06:10 PM

WOW THATS A RARE BIRD VERY COOL
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Posted February 17, 2014 - 07:29 PM

very nice tractor, always liked those little tracked units.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 07:31 PM

Cool crawlers I bet they would not be to hard makeing one into a rider?

They did.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Very nice machines.  You don't see many of them at all out my way. 

 

Did they make their own engine?

 

Ben W.



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Posted February 18, 2014 - 04:36 PM

Hi Ben Yes they did.early ones are water cooled the later S,W  and WS models are air cooled.Many people think these engines are Wisconsin engines but they are not,but they copied the Wisconsin engine so close some of the parts interchange perfictly.Chuck


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 04:43 PM

The model WS can be made into a rider the models S or W  have one clutch for both tracks so you wouldn`t be able to turn Chuck


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