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Since this doesn't really fit anywhere else I thought I'd post it here,

I was given this tug by my bosses FIL, I thought it was a Clark but a google image search doesn't seem to come up with anything that resembles it. It's got a 225cu in Chrysler slant 6 and a torqueflite auto trans that goes to a reduction box that drops the drive to the rear of the diff.

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Some older Tugs used slant 6's, and I believe Wollard made them as well. It sure looks like a Clark, but those primarily had Ford 6 cyl. engines in them..

No DATA plate anywhere, huh?
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Might it be a Towmotor?
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My first thought is a United, from Chesterton IN.
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Some older Tugs used slant 6's, and I believe Wollard made them as well. It sure looks like a Clark, but those primarily had Ford 6 cyl. engines in them..

No DATA plate anywhere, huh?
Looked everywhere ! There is the remains of 4 rivets under the dash panel and my thinking is it was there but was removed at some point. It was still in use at Perth airport 10 yrs ago at one of the workshops there, but was decommissioned for the hydraulic handbrake. Bosses FIL saved it from scrap to use at his yacht club for shifting boats around etc, but the club didn't want to spend money for new rear tyres so it ended up at a small acreage he owned. (Where the pics were taken ). I should also mention it's construction yellow under the white paint.
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Terry over on machine builders network has an identical model. Calls it "big ugly". I'll inquire with him who made them and get back to you. Might be interesting to read his posts about his. http://kramerville.net/ubb/
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I don't think any of the tugs where I work are vintage, but we have quite an assortment. Mostly Clarks but FMC, Stewart & Stephenson and some others I would have to research, all in daily use.
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Posted pics?
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Terry over on machine builders network has an identical model. Calls it "big ugly". I'll inquire with him who made them and get back to you. Might be interesting to read his posts about his. http://kramerville.net/ubb/
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Thaumaturge maaaaaattttteeeee! You cracked it! I had a look through Terry's Flickr account and found a pic of his data plate, Dave Myers is correct it was built by United.

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/studeb...ry/4724152717/
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