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Twin City 17-28


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Old 06-05-2008, 08:44:37 AM
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Default Twin City 17-28

Can anyone tell me what year the 17-28 casting appeared on these tractors? Which is more desireable, with the number cast in or without? Bought 2 of them last week that had the 17-28 on them, but saw another that I thought was older with no cast #.
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Default Re: Twin City 17-28

They made lower radiator tanks with and without the 17-28 numbers throughout the production years. You will find a mix of 17-28's with and without the #'s on the tank in each year. I don't know why. They may have had molds with and without the #'s or some workers put the #'s in and some didn't.
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Curtis is correct, this cast in numerical rating came and went. The same is true for 12-20, 21-32 and 20-35, and most collectors feel this feature has little or no bearing on the value of these great old machines.
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Default Re: Twin City 17-28

Thanks for the replies Tony and Curtis. For my taste the cast in numbers add a little more character.What did they have for
mag? Both of mine are missing the mag.
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Default Re: Twin City 17-28

Jim,
The cast in rating does look nice and if the tractor gets restored, its looks even better lettered in red!
17-28's used a Bosch ZR4.....purchace your mag carefully because it will need to operate counter clockwise. Many of these mags can be disassembled and changed from clockwise to counter clockwise, however some will not "swap over" without spare or extra parts.
What year are your tractors? Do you have any pictures?
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Tony: Thanks for the heads up on the mag. Both tractors are 29's #28734 and 29621. No pictures till I get them hauled home in a few days.
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Default Re: Twin City 17-28

Just for the record, the numbers were painted black from the factory. Red was never used on the 17-28, the original paint code has been renamed in Canada as city of montreal gray which is the identical to the original grey. The rims were black on some with gray spokes and just as ramdom as the cast digits some had the digits and the Twin City emblem painted black some were just all grey. Just my two bits
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