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Old 10-18-2018, 03:25:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig Gillingham View Post
It certainly looks like a Saunderson & Gifkins tractor, there is or was a similar model in New Zealand. Probably closer to 1910 era.
There is a Sanderson in the Geraldine Museum. I think it is an early one and although I haven't seen it for a while from what I remember it is different to the ones in the photos shown here.

I may be wrong but I thing at one time it was credited with being the oldest surviving tractor in NZ.

In the past it has been taken out to rallies.

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That is definitely a Saunderson+ Gifkins Universal motor model K- 25-30hp there is one in restored going condition in the south island of NZ
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Interesting that they placed the driver right next to the motor, bet it was a hot, noisy and uncomfortable ride.
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Originally Posted by David Parfitt View Post
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??
Thanks David, we are trying to find out what happened to it. I would like to think itís still parked somewhere in the bush waiting to be restored but itís unlikely unfortunately... one can dream...

I love the smell of 515 in the morning...
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it was sold for scrap during ww2

engine threw a rod, and it had lot of whitemetal and copper
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