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My Boring Tractor


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Old 11-10-2016, 07:27:59 AM
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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.

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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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