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co-op black hawk model c national farm machinery

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#1 rriecker OFFLINE  

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:15 PM

I found something at the Jackson County Antique Machinery Show this last weekend I just had to have- A Co-op Black Hawk Model C.  It wasn't long before I had it pushed up from the swap area to the rest of my display,  (and two more walk behinds before the show was over...it truly is a disease...lol)    I have seen some info online but not very much about these tractors.  Does anyone else have one?  If so, let's see some pics!   I will share what I know, I have started restoring it and have found a good amount of Original paint (I am Preserving as much as possible).   The Transmission seemed to be orange as well as the cultivator.   The Handlebars and engine are black, and the wheels, hubs and rods/brackets have green paint on them.     (In one of the pictures you can see the new paint I'm experimenting with on top and the original paint on the bottom)

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Good looking walk behind. Looks to be pretty complete.
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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Never seen a Blackhawk, thanks for sharing. Good looking machine.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Is that related to the Co-Op farm tractors?

 

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Is that related to the Co-Op farm tractors?

 

Ben W.

Yes, it was sold through the same dealers as the tractors...My grandmother's uncle worked for the local Co-op and he had one, that's how I found out they existed, sadly his was scrapped before I was born....


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 05:09 AM

Good find, rriecker! I have a friend who has several of these... neat machines.

Instead of a clutch , the engine slides on the frame rails

to tighten the belt. 


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 05:25 AM

Sliding engine, kinda like a Speedex.



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Good find, rriecker! I have a friend who has several of these... neat machines.

Instead of a clutch , the engine slides on the frame rails

to tighten the belt. 

its even more than just a slider, theres a lever that throws the gear case out and lets you do belt work with the same sliding engine system to tighten that up.

 

if you look on the top of the casting you will find a number that tell you what yr it is.


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 09:11 PM

its even more than just a slider, theres a lever that throws the gear case out and lets you do belt work with the same sliding engine system to tighten that up.
 
if you look on the top of the casting you will find a number that tell you what yr it is.



I saw a number, but didn't really know what it was.....will it be the actual year or will it just be the last two numbers?
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Posted May 13, 2014 - 09:21 PM

EXCELLENT FIND!!!!!   :thumbs:

I have a pic of mine in the registry.  Also shows the cultivator, plow, and drag harrow in the pic.  Pretty sure the plow that is mounted on the tractor and in the picture is not correct but i got another plow with the purchase that might be right.

 

Here is a link to the thread from when I found wheel weights for the Blackhawk at an auction. 

 

http://gardentractor...hts#entry335529


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Posted January 03, 2015 - 02:46 PM

its even more than just a slider, theres a lever that throws the gear case out and lets you do belt work with the same sliding engine system to tighten that up.

 

if you look on the top of the casting you will find a number that tell you what yr it is.

I brought one home yesterday with a Bolens Gardener and a David Bradly.  The number I found on the top back of the casting is  BT 46 and then 3094.  There is a a cast piece that separates the two numbers.  Which is the DOM please?

 

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 05:54 PM

to the best of my knowledge, it reads, Blackhawk Tractor 1946 , then the serial number of the unit.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Will have to look at it closer when the weather is a lot nicer than it has been.  If you blow the dusting of snow off you can see what I brought home.  My shed leaked just a little.

 

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