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'"Binder Engines"


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Old 01-16-2005, 11:47:38 PM
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Why exactly is a Cushman"C" called a "binder engine " Thanks,Dave PS im looking for a gas tank cap for mine, does anyone have one for sale?
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Default Re: '"Binder Engines"

In the good old days binders were pulled by four horses and used a ground driven bull wheel to operate the mechanism. By mounting the engine on the binder to drive the mechanism, you could eliminate two horses to pull the binder around the field. Hence the name binder engine as that is what it was used for origionally.

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"Binder Engine" is a name that stuck, but by far, most of those engines were not on binders.
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Also, if you have a muddy year, the binder's bull wheel will slip in the mud, and cannot make the binder work right.
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