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Old 04-18-2013, 09:36:12 AM
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I recently picked up this original stock certificate for 20 shares of VIM Tractor Company stock. This company was in Schleisingerville (now Slinger), Wisconsin. I've seen a few very small remnants of these tractors but have never seen any complete tractors, advertising, or other memoribilia. Is there anything else out there?? Enjoy and thanks in advance.
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Hope you can find a tractor. That would be interesting. Good Luck!
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I had always assumed the Vim of marine and farm engines, the Vim trucks and the Vim tractor were all from the same outfit, but upon looking they're all separate firms...
Online reports (GEM etc) say the Vim tractor came on just in time for the postwar farm depression, which sounds like low production; if nothing turns up here I'd concentrate inquiries around Slinger, as the company probably gave discounts to locals to get some into use for publicity purposes...on that point there're several ads online...the local County Historical Society probably has some literature, and might even know if others have searched for a survivor...
Specs for the 15-30 indicate a typical "assembled" tractor, which cuts both ways--if something broke, probably easily replaced to keep them going, but also tempting to part out/junk if not very desirable in the first place...
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Neat piece of paper! I know nothing of the company, but I would be interested to see anything you find!
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An advertisement I have has some specs on the VIM tractor. Here is just a few:

1920 10-20 h.p.

Length: 120" width: 72" Height: 60" weight 3970 lbs.
Price $ 1295.

Engine: Waukesha, 4 cyl. vertical " L " head cast in block,
3 3/4" X 5 1/4 " 1050 r.p.m.

Transmission system: ( inclosed ) two speeds forward and one reverse 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 m.p.h.
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Jason

Do a Google search for VIM TRACTOR. I found this info and there is much more.

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Jason When you say you have seen remnants, does this mean there are parts of one or more of these tractors surviving? Enough to reconstruct one?
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No, just small parts common to other assembled tractors of the same era for the most part. Jason
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This is a funny little thing. It has been tucked inside the pages of an old farm magazine I have had for years. I was just looking through it and this fell out. It is made from about 3 pages taped together. Somebody had some time on their hands, I guess. Wonder why he/she picked this tractor?
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