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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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Old 09-30-2016, 11:47:08 PM
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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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Old 10-01-2016, 12:25:31 AM
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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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Ed, I saw you at the sale,did you have to hock your shoes to pay for it. Gene
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Charlie/ Peter, I might be mistaken here but I believe that it's the same tractor, different owners. Ed will correct me if not. But George only had the tractor a short time and it had been fixed up for the sale when George bought it at auction a few years back. I'm sure he had some work done to it as well.
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There were the remains and leftovers of a second Boring at the same farm. Butch Rafferty, who redid the first one for Jerry Sarver ( that Ed has now via Shaaf) but was incomplete. Butch got the remains as part of the deal for doing the first one. He was missing the Waukesha CU engine that went in it. About that time, a friend in the NW, happened on one and I put Butch and him in touch with each other. Butch scampered right out west and snapped it up. The tractor is basically done now. So the 2 existing Rockford built Borings are in the Rocford area and much appreciated by their present owners.
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Somehow missed this thread when first started so now unable to hit the "Thanks" button on the earlier posts and pictures, but it's GREAT to see the Old pictures you took of it in 1971 and even Greater that you were able to the picture of it when nearly new and the brochure to go with it.

With 2 of them now basically complete, and so close to each other, it would be Incredible to see them setting side by side some day.

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If I recall correctly, there as an article in one of the magazines about the one being restored several years back. That appeared not too long before it was listed on auction. It would be great to find a bit more about the company that built them as it seems to have went under just as they started production.
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Hey Frank. Boring messed around with his design for a few years as there are some differences from the tractor he designed and patented and the one he produced. Same concept, just changes. Have no idea how many were made. Has been said that some of the Emerson workers/ engineers may have had some hand in helping Boring, although i think it was probably minimal. His facilty was on the Rockford Water Power district next to where EB had buildings. The mounted plows mounted on the Borings were EB all the way. Even the fuel tank Boring used were from EB model L and Q tractors. Leftover stock.
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Charles E Boring's patent is 1203304 and shows the tractor with most of the design features but with a considerably different configuration. There are about 12 drawings. It shows an eccentric linkage to the wheel lugs to move them in and out throughout a revolution, a feature not on mine. I will search for more information.

http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum...3DPN%2F1203304
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Charles E Boring had two other patents which I found. They are:1511021, 1924, a tractor and 1846507, an adjustable power rake or sweeper. Here is a link to the tractor which is of uniquely impractical (in my opinion) design:

http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum...3DPN%2F1511021

It has two powered, steerable drive wheels and is meant to bolt to a cultivator etc using the cultivator as rear wheels so as to replace a horse.
I presume that none of these exist today.
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Oilpulled, It sure would be interesting to see page 2 & 3 of that last print. Again good luck on your Boring tractor, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, I seen that tractor back in Dec. of 2011. I seam to remember that there was some frame damage , Just some bad rust, That probably was fixed before the sale. I did not see any frame damage when I was at George`s place. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925
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Charlie;
What pages 2 & 3?
The rusted through fame channels were merely filled in with body filler. I would have bid at the sale when George bought it except that I had just looked at the restoration and I had not yet gotten over my disgust of the fact that the fine original Perfex radiator core had not been saved. I do not like modern radiators on old original tractors. Even if you ignore the $, I would still have rather done all of the restoration myself just to have saved that original radiator core.
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