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Oilpulled; I did not scroll down, I found page 2&3, after a second look, Thanks
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Got some video of the Boring at Rock River this year when Jefferson took it through the parade.



Ed and Jefferson let me try and drive it, its really an experience.

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I need a Perfex cellular radiator or just the core which has the round holes as viewed from the front for this tractor. The size should be near 24" wide X 21" high.
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George Schaaf's now Ed's (Oilpulled) 1920 15-30 Boring Tractor when it was being showcased for the sale in 2016


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Ed,
This might have already been mentioned here before.How many of these Boring tractors are still around?
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There is another that has been put together from parts that I believe came from the same farm. Those are the only ones I've ever heard tell of.
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There were orders (claimed) for 30 in France, but no indication that they were built or shipped. A Kentucky truck dealer claimed to be a dealer, but no other proof. There were two different styles of frames built and used with different engines. Pictures show this, but none of the older style known.
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Some where I saw a photo of a promotion event that had several in the display. I think it was in the recent AP magazine piece on ED's tractor. So they did build some before closing out. Lets face it the advent of the Farmall pretty much doomed all those one off builders of the so called general purpose tractors. They were far from up to the task and virtually disappeared over night. Many had hardly any wear as they simply were too clumsy for much use. A progressive farmer for the times near here bought a new Farmer Boy tractor. It had a single drive wheel and used the same Waukeshea motor as the Boring. It was a hill farm and the tractor had the bad habit of falling over if you turned the wrong way on a hill side. When the son returned from boot camp during WW2 it was gone. When he asked where it went his mother told him she shipped it off to the war to fight the enemy, she had both of her sons in the army and figured that the thing never was any good so at least it could be of some use after all!
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Though The Boring Corp was finally incorporated for $1,000,000, That amount may never have been sold and that nice big factory building which still exists and is being used may have been too much financial burden. I don't know how to check on that.
Some descendants of farmers who used or had demonstrations may have some clues as to the ease of operation. I'll try to do more research..

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The Farmall was not even available when Boring Corp existed, but Fordson would have had considerable competitive influence.
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