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Tractors in December!


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Old 12-11-2015, 11:08:05 PM
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It was a beautiful day in southern Ontario, 11C degrees (51.8F for our friends to the south)!!! We had to take advantage of the beautiful weather, so we brought our 20-40 Sawyer Massey out of the shop for the first time since we had the motor apart!

Anyone else taking advantage of the warm winter weather!?
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:23:37 PM
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ESG,
First time with water in it since who knows when? No leaks save for the water pump packing which is pooped.
The ol' gal needs a little minor carb tuning then be put out in the field and work the snot out of it and get things limbered up! I think it's a keeper!??!
Oh, and new canopy - old one was wrecked when snow collapsed building on it many years ago.
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That must be the low roof model ? eather that or the operator has grown taller.Thanks for the pictures ESG .John
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Um cold you what I'd get the Wallis out for a pic but it's to hot to go swinging crank handles today
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That's neat! Are you off to the shows with it next year?
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Your dad phoned the other night, and mentioned the canopy. I forgot that I had, had a nice pile of 1x4 pine tongue, and groove from the late 1880's that had good air burn on one side. Probably well over 100 square feet, in 12' lengths. I bartered it off this summer. In fact he may have seen the pile when he was up with Bodo, and G. It went to a salvage friend of mine. Not sure if he still has it, or what he would likely want for it. If still there one would likely have to buy the whole lot. I can ask if he has any other t&g of similar age, and air burn. Something like that would be easy to distress, as it is almost there.

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ESG?
Do you have other photos of the tractor - different views?
This is a very solid Sawyer-Massey. Unfortunately, not much is known about its past. I remember seeing it sell at auction close to 30 years ago. It was sold at the Shillinglaw auction which was held near Uxbridge and bought by Allan Byers at Orillia. Al never did anything with it. It was shedded there but the shed roof came down after a heavy snow load and wrecked the canopy. Luckily, there was no damage to the rest of the tractor.
But what is the history from before Shillinglaws? The gearing is excellent on it so it couldn't have done too much drawbar work. There are belt pulleys on both sides, both identical with S-M parts numbers. The present owner, ESG's dad, has wondered if it was a roads dept. tractor and was set up with two pulleys to drive something like a rock crusher, elevator combination, or other such machinery? Many, if not all of the 20-40s that were saved here in Ontario had been used by counties or townships and most came from Eastern Ontario.
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G,

This is the only other one that is up close! Will have to head out to the shop some time this weekend and take a few more. Dad might have some as well!
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Rob, Not sure if it will be at any shows, but I sure hope so!
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I could be wrong, but my understanding was that it came out of Mathews Collection in Hawkestone. I believe Bill got a number of pieces out of there.

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It was a beautiful day in southern Ontario, 11C degrees (51.8F for our friends to the south)!!! We had to take advantage of the beautiful weather, so we brought our 20-40 Sawyer Massey out of the shop for the first time since we had the motor apart!

Anyone else taking advantage of the warm winter weather!?


Here is the thread on Sawyer Massey Gas tractors.Enjoy.John



http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18576
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Let's add this thread here. It was deeper than the Titanic!

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ESG was in the shop this afternoon (she brought doughnuts and made us tea!). She was seen measuring up for the new the canopy for the Sawyer-Massey and is going to do the lettering on the side boards for it. They should be nice.
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ESG was in the shop this afternoon (she brought doughnuts and made us tea!). She was seen measuring up for the new the canopy for the Sawyer-Massey and is going to do the lettering on the side boards for it. They should be nice.
And you were too busy with the doughnuts to hold the end of the tape for her.
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And you were too busy with the doughnuts to hold the end of the tape for her.

He should have been taking some pictures for this thread instead of eating.... I mean holding those donuts.John
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You fellas are quite humourous. It was a chocolate walnut crunch, made by Mennonites. You don't mess around with those things, they are to be eaten seriously and without interruption!
On a more serious subject, sometime along the way, somebody sprayed red oxide primer on some of the tractor. Anyone have hints of ways to get that stuff off easily and back to original "patina"?
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oh!! sorry for the interruption.John
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You fellas are quite humourous. It was a chocolate walnut crunch, made by Mennonites. You don't mess around with those things, they are to be eaten seriously and without interruption!
On a more serious subject, sometime along the way, somebody sprayed red oxide primer on some of the tractor. Anyone have hints of ways to get that stuff off easily and back to original "patina"?
A fairly strong mixture of sodium hydroxide will do it then rinse with water.Wear rubber gloves and eye protection. The only metal it will damage is aluminum. It makes it go away
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A fine looking tractor Rick, I keep thinking I've seen a picture of a 20-40 with 2 belt pulleys running a crusher, if I come across it I'll let you know. Keep an eye on the clutch of that thing, the bigger Sawyer clutches are prone to sticking in gear, blowing apart and every other kind of fun experience once they start to wear out. A good shape clutch and transfer case are defiantly a necessity on those things.
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David, I keep thinking the same thing, but when I went looking through photos I came up empty.

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