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#1 wyote OFFLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 09:12 PM

recently came across an original bearcat that starts right up and seems to be in amazing condition for how old they are. l'm trying to find more info about it. it seems difficult to find anything about them even on the web. any info would be  much appreciated, thank you


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:23 PM

recently came across an original bearcat that starts right up and seems to be in amazing condition for how old they are. l'm trying to find more info about it. it seems difficult to find anything about them even on the web. any info would be  much appreciated, thank you

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

I'm not a moderator, but I will contact someone and get this posted up on its own topic to try and garner you some attention. 

 

What do you want to know? 

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Thanks to Ben for the heads up,

To wyote, :welcometogttalk:
I hope someone with bearcat knowledge can answer your questions.
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 12:23 AM

Here is a thread with some more links, good luck

http://gardentractor...at-walk-behind/


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:22 AM

Welcome to GTT. This is a friendly and helpful site. Relax and enjoy. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:13 AM

Welcome aboard wyote. I really don't know anything about the Bearcat but Hopefully some one that does will be along soon.



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Posted May 19, 2015 - 07:38 PM

I don't know much about them, as their basically aren't many of them around to start with. they weren't massed produced like say the DB tractors were. Theres some info in some of the Dave Baas books and the Alan King ones. I have a little bit of the spec's in the Tractor Field books, & I think there might one been one that tested at Nebraska. DougT might know more than anyone else here about them.



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Posted May 20, 2015 - 08:46 AM

Made by Ellinwood industries, I think they made a tomcat and tigercat as well, I think these were designed as a way of taking advantage of the surplus production of sheetmetal at the end of world war two, It was important to use it up to keep jobs going. And that explains a lot about the design especially the paddle wheel

Please post some pics. I would love to see it



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Posted May 20, 2015 - 09:42 AM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:






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