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Old 10-17-2018, 01:35:15 AM
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Fellow club member sent me this photo wanting to know what it was.

Was apparently used by the Dall family in the Quairading area for chaff cutting

1918-1920 Saunderson ?

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I'm only thinking aloud here and may well be absolutely wrong. Very similar to a Saunderson but they were a 2 cylinder mounted horizontally across the chassis rails weren't they?
The tractor in the picture seems to be at least a 4 cylinder laying inline with the chassis rails and a different layout mechanically....and a lot shorter.
The belt drive out the back is interesting.
I really hope someone knows about this tractor.

A very nice picture by the way. It's well worth researching.

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Andrew,
Looks like a 1919 era Saunderson.
Send David Parfitt (david@steel-wheels.net) an email with the pic. He might be able to offer some info.

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It certainly looks like a Saunderson & Gifkins tractor, there is or was a similar model in New Zealand. Probably closer to 1910 era.
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Does this help?
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This is the closest model I could find. Looking at that WA advert, they built a few different size HP tractors from 6HP to 50HP. This is the closest photo I could find of the subject tractor.
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Thanks all for your replies, Iím pretty confident it is a Saunderson. I found this image on a google search as well look like the same model to me.

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Iíll see if I can find out some more info on the photo and maybe some other photo of tractors of that era ( Iíll make a new thread for that).
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Ok small update, the son of the original owner has popped up on Facebook ( this is on a memories of Quairading page )and thinks the tractor was a “Coventry International Reliance “ not a Saunderson? I personally believe he’s wrong but that’s just my opinion
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Andrew,
Looks like a 1919 era Saunderson.
Send David Parfitt (david@steel-wheels.net) an email with the pic. He might be able to offer some info.

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Iíve sent David a PM with a link to this thread, hopefully he will pop in for a look.
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This is definitely a Saunderson tractor. I asked Saunderson expert, David Seeley, for more help on identifying exactly which model, and he says it is a Model K of 25-30 hp.

Does the tractor still exist, I wonder??
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