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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 08:00 PM

It sure looks like this was probably based from some type of small tractor and converted into a new market. I guess it is a tractor but it sure ain't for an ag purpose!

 

Found the pic on Facebook tonight but no other information with it.

 

I would dig having this setup!

 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Looks like one of the ex military plane movers

Like this one?

1953 Clarkphoto_med_7.jpg

 


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Looks like one of the ex military plane movers

Like this one?

1953 Clark

http://silverwingsfl...photo_med_7.jpg

 

That's exactly what it is.

 

That picture looks to date from the late 1940's or early 1950's just going by the styling of everything.  I bet military surplus was in full swing then!

 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Very cool picture. Thanks.
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Posted January 25, 2015 - 09:28 PM

Yup that makes sense! Never thought of that obviously!

 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 09:58 PM

the military use is a good thought, but it could have also came from any number of factory floors, as a surplus item. Before the advent of forklifts, most factory's had tugs or trucks that pulled carts of finished and unfinished goods to different places in the plant. In researching the DB history, there is a lot of talk about injury due to feet getting run over by trucks, and many people listed in the employee roles as truck drivers.

 

 

 

Looks like the sign in the background might have the same name on it as the wagon and tug do.


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Jeff is correct, R.R. Donnelley & Son where I worked back in the 80's has several trains that moved book parts and pieces around from the printing area to the binding area and then on to shipping. They used special trailers that both axles turned to make a very sharp corner and all the trailers would follow in the same tread marks as the Tug.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 01:24 AM

dads crap 001.JPG Yep it's a Clarkat made by Clark with a 4 banger Continental 24.8 brake hp.We had a bunch of them things at work for pulling light weight mule trains.We nick named them wild mouse cars cuz you could turn on a dime and do wheelies with them.Used them into the mid 70s until the safety department deemed them unsafe at any speed.Heres a picture of a repair and parts book I saved,never know when someone might need one.


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