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Old 08-02-2009, 10:56:36 PM
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As some of you know, I've been working on making our 25-45 Twin City operational again over this summer. I'm about 95% of the way there now. And it seems like a lot of my spare time not going into working on the tractor goes into researching it, there are a few very interesting things about the TC 25, first of all, they used three different engine style, horizontal crossmotor, vertical crossmotor, and finally vertical inline. The vertical inline engines also came in two different sizes, they started with a 6" bore and 8" stroke. This was later increased to a 6.5" bore. The first three styles had 84" drivers, but everything I've been reading points to the ones with a 6.5" bore having 76" drivers. Also some where built with a single forward speed and some with two. Does anyone know for sure if they built them with two rear wheel sizes?

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Default Re: 25-45 Twin City

Hi there Mr. Martinson. I don't know how much this will help as I don't have any measurements for you, but perhaps you will find these pictures I took at the WDM in Saskatoon interesting. I've always called it a 25, but I'm not sure where I heard that. It's kind of a beat-up old girl but she comes out for a run once in a while. Awesome. I just love anything Twin-City. Those guys really made some solid equipment.


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Default Re: 25-45 Twin City

Here's a few more shots of the same tractor...


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I'm not sure where the pics would be found, but the 25 owned by Sue Dougan in MN seems to have fairly long legs. Don't know the exact specs.

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Mike,

Here is a picture of the one you are referring to.

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Default Re: 25-45 Twin City

Here's a link that'll take you right to Andrew's site.........this page is loaded with photos of their 25:

http://old-iron.blogspot.com/2008/08...-25-45_20.html

The headless engine is particularly interesting.
When you were digging in the crankcase did you try to get a bore size?......
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I guess those wheels look about the same after all.
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Default Re: 25-45 Twin City

A Friend of mine here in Washington has a 25-45 with the vertical inline engine. I think his has the 84" drivers on it, but im not sure what the engine bore is.
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Default Re: 25-45 Twin City

I am pretty sure only the first three styles used the 84" wheels. Only the last style had the small drivers and the removable head engine. The rarest in terms of production is the vertical cross motor (25 units or something like that) with the horizontal cross motor being next. I had the last of the three early styles with the jug head engine vertical inline and 84" drivers. Pretty substantial machine to only have been rated a 25-45. Mine was serial number 2772 and had engine number 4140. It was rough.
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Default Re: 25-45 Twin City

Thats what I was thinking too, Eric, found some old spec sheets that show a bore 76" drivers and 6.5" bore, no original literature though. Even after making the drivers 8" smaller in diameter, they are still pretty big for a 25HP tractor. Anyone know of a second vertical crossmotor Twin City 25 out there?
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