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Tractors in December!


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Default Re: Tractors in December!

Chris,
The Beaver is a favourite of mine also. It is so easy to operate compared to other tractors of that era (1918). The Sawyer-Masseys, for example, are fun to operate but take a lot more work, what with all the levers! The Beaver also has eight speeds, forward and reverse! If I could run a video camera, I'd show ya.
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Well we haven't had much of a winter yet up here in Ontario Canada. These pictures are likely from the 90's and show what some crazy Canadians do with there tractors in the winter. The little Farmall BN was my grandfathers and is a nice tractor to pull the kids around on the toboggan. Since my son bought a Jeep a few years ago I haven't braved the cold since. The Farmall H was also my grandfathers and the first steel wheeled tractor I ever drove. It spent all its life on rubber tires until I bought a set of steel shortly after I restored it in 1993. The first winter I just had to find out how much snow a steel wheeled tractor would go thru. This was a pile a snow from scraping the driveway. The front would cut thru pretty good but the rear wanted to climb until it lost traction. Then it would start spinning and dig itself back to the ground where it would again get traction. Took awhile to get thru the pile but I was able to come out the other side. Likely wasn't good for the tractor though!
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:50:17 PM
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We got caught up on work work last week and jigged together the canopy on the Sawyer-Massey. All of the old braces were reused and the uprights and main long angles are new but "seasoned"! We put the stacks on also and you can see a bit of the steel plate that fastens to the roof with the four holes for the pipes. The whole works came off today so that the tongue and groove could be put on. Also the long angles were removed and final drilled and cut and all the steel work put back on and tightened up. We were able to save most of the old bolts and nuts and reuse.
The beautiful lettering and "rustic" paint work was done by ESG!
The front end is propped up because the main reach rod needs to be bushed up as the axle was tipped a bit. There is also a bearing cap being re-cast for the steering drum.
The motor in the foreground of some views is British-built Keighley. Harold has a thread going on that on the gas engine forum although it is probably many pages down by now. It came from between Blenheim and Wheatley, Ontario and was used to haul fishing nets out of Lake Erie at a fish factory. Before that, it made power for the street lights in Wheatley! I forget the hp of it.
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Looks like a good test as to the abilities of steel wheels VS rubber tires in snow.
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She's doing a good job with it, it looks good!
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I know it's past December, but!

I just brought this 15-30 "McDeering" to my shop to get it running for the local Ukrainian Village working museum. It is supposed to be their main work tractor for spring fieldwork and fall harvest. It needs the original carb refurbished and installed and some governor repairs etc.

We have had thaw/freeze cycles here and I couldn't get traction with rubber tire to push it into my shop. Fortunately, the '28 Allis is always ready to run , so I used it to get the 15-30 into the shop. Temp was just around freezing so the manifold frosted up pretty good!
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Doesn't really look like February in Alberta there! Winter is back here the last few days in full force. Great looking tractors!
We got the roof on the Sawyer-Massey and buttoned down. It really looks nice and makes the tractor look right. New boards, top covered with sheet metal. The original four hole stack plate was used.
Harold got some new parts cast and back and machined them yesterday. we got that all assembled today - new clamp casting for the front axle bolster, new bearing cap for the steering shaft, new seat bracket and new cover for the intake preheater.
ESG selected the paint for the canopy. She calls in milk paint. It is an interesting process to try and make it look "old". Paint on and right away hit with a heat gun for quick dry. After that, lightly scrape it. The underside of canopy was painted a grey colour to lighten it up a bit. It actually does look like it has been on there for years. ESG is an Artiste!
About all there is to do now is a new belt tightener pulley for the fan belt and a top sight glass for the Detroit lubricator - 10 feed. I guess they are never done though and something will surely come up.
It'll soon be spring and time to get her in the field!
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That canopy looks great! ESG is certainly an 'Artiste'.

Winter arrived here last night!! I'll have to go out and do a little plowing. (snow plowing that is!)
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Great pictures....


Wish we had some snow overhere.
But the last years there is no snow coming enymore.
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Harold borrowed a pinion gear oiler off the 20-40 S-M from Country Heritage Park and had new ones cast at Skara Foundry in Mississauga. Man they did a lovely job and in less than a week. They made a sand core and got the walls perfect. The mounting holes are on the fenders for them. The RH one, looking from the rear, feeds to the bull pinion. The LH one feeds the bull pinion but also splits and runs along a board on which you can stand and oils the sliding gears and others further forward of the motor.
It is so nice to have these people close at hand. I believe it was fellow Stakker Brian Triebner who told us about Skara Foundry some years ago.
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Harold borrowed a pinion gear oiler off the 20-40 S-M from Country Heritage Park


I hope you guys did not disturb the six inches of dust on that tractor getting that Pinion gear oiler off it ?
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Any update on this project?
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Which project?
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