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My Boring Tractor


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Old 09-30-2016, 11:10:58 PM
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Starting from the beginning for me.
I first saw and tried to purchase this tractor in 1971. I took film camera pictures then. My first digital pictures were in 2006 (miss-dated 2025). See below:
First, my son Isaac age 18 behind tractor
Second, The Waukeshaw engine nameplate (Note date 1921)
Third, Right front quarter view of tractor showing the front of the radiator
Forth, view looking at the back of the radiator with its perfect original core

The radiator discussion will come up later.
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Hi interesting so did you purchase it now?
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More original pictures:
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Yes, I bought it at George Schaff's sale. When Aumann said, "Sold", the phone rang immediately and my son, Dr Jefferson, called from the clinic and said, "Congratulations". He was watching on the Internet at his office between appointments.

Here're two of it at the sale, one of a radiator on another tractor showing what the Boring radiator should look like and one of a young friend with it at my home.
The tractor runs well and still needs some little things done.
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The first picture is of this tractor working on Mr Sarver's, the original owner, farm. The other three are of the company's advertising brochure. Note the larger pulley on the tractor Sarver is using. After I first saw this tractor in 1971, I went to a farm to try to buy a large cider mill. There was a pulley lying in the barnyard. I asked and the owner, Carr Sarver said that it was for the Boring tractor. I showed interest and he showed me the extra Boring transmission up on the joists in the corn crib. Then He showed me pictures of the Boring tractor on their farm. Jerry Sarver, owner of the tractor at that time would not sell and I was raising a young family and let the matter drop. Some years later I found that Carr had died and had an estate sale and all of that was gone for junk. However a realtor had borrowed the pictures and made a calendar with them. I will try to get one of those old calendars.
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Wonderful tractor and find Ed,

Never ever have seen one.
There are an lot rare exotical makes and models of tractors buld in North America.

Thanks for sharing,

Chris.......
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Oilpulled; I know you live near Rockford, Ill. Do you know Butch Rafferty of Durand, Ill.? In Dec. of 2011 I was picking up some engine parts for my 1925 Allis Chalmers model " L " from Norm Meinert up there in Davis, Ill. He and I went to Butch Rafferty`s farm to visit him and see his barn full of Allis Chalmers tractors. At that time he also had a Boring tractor that he had rebuilt ,Later it was sold , But the tractor was not his. The buyer was George Shaff. also of Ill. Now you have that tractor and the understanding is it was to be the only one of it`s kind. Well I found out that Butch now has another one and is going through it . What I want to tell you is Butch has a website . ( WWW .Butch`s Tractor Barn.com ) Go to it and find at the bottom of the page a listing for ( Boring ) and then go to pictures. You will see some pictures of the whole process of rebuilding that tractor, I wish you lots of lock on the Boring and all your other projects, I`m looking for your address so as to stop by your place and see your other tractors. I go to Wisconsin a couple tines a year as that is where I am from, I now live it Georgia. Happy Camping at a tractor show.
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Oilpulled,
Thanks for the photos, an interesting machine!
I see the left drive wheel can be raised or lowered - how easy was this done?
Thanks, Peter.
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That's not boring, that's cool.... Oh, manufacturers name.
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Oilpulled,
I thought from one of your posts that Mr Sarver's tractor you saw in 1971 had been scrapped, but I see the engine number is the same in your old photo and the tractor on Butch's Tractor Barn website. So did you end up the Boring tractor you first saw in 1971? I am easily confused
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