Antique Tractors
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Old Iron and Tractor Community > Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats Photos and information about antique steel wheeled farm tractors. This is where to find the heaviest of Old Iron tractors.

Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats

Reeves 40 tractor


this thread has 21 replies and has been viewed 4655 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-12-2016, 03:18:48 PM
FWurth's Avatar
FWurth FWurth is offline
One Millionth Post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Freeburg, Illinois, USA
Posts: 5,789
Thanks: 6,941
Thanked 5,060 Times in 2,664 Posts
Images: 4
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

1910-12, Approximately. I think that EB bought Reeves out in 1912. The tractor was only built for a short period but unsold units were still in stock for some time. Our 25 Reeves steam engine was built in 05, the years your family had various engines depends on if they all were bought new or if they had more than one at a time.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #12  
Old 07-12-2016, 11:13:25 PM
Glenn Gieszler Glenn Gieszler is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 942
Thanks: 100
Thanked 938 Times in 370 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

My 1919 EB catalog still has the engine listed?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	190
Size:	131.3 KB
ID:	258170  
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Glenn Gieszler For This Post:
  #13  
Old 07-12-2016, 11:39:10 PM
Oilpulled Oilpulled is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rockford, Illinois, USA
Posts: 3,981
Thanks: 10,933
Thanked 5,542 Times in 2,134 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

That picture is of one with a third type radiator. My big leather EB cat has a 40 in it also and I have a Reeves 40 catalog reprint.
Some Reeves parts cast by EB had a number preceded with a R, I believe. I had a NOS Master and Diff gear for a 20 Reeves steam made by EB Rockford.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Oilpulled For This Post:
  #14  
Old 07-12-2016, 11:46:05 PM
Joe P Joe P is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Albany, Minnesota
Posts: 452
Thanks: 178
Thanked 2,486 Times in 277 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

We are in the middle of restoration of 2 Reeves 40s. I would guess they were produced from 1911 till about 1920. They had 3 different frame types over time, 3 different radiator configurations, 2 different types of steering and a bunch of other charges so I would guess they were also being built over a pretty good length of time and still being produced after the big 4 30 was dropped. We think that the last ones even had OHV engines like late TC but that's speculation till we come up with a picture. As far as how "good" of a tractor they were I would guess they had poor visability compared to some others. Mechanically I would think they were awful good considering they used one of the best engines built at the time, full width cannon brgs for the differential and axle and every gear was made out of steel. I even wonder if the gears didn't possibly come from TC being they are all steel and Reeves/Emerson was already buying the engines from TC?

Joe P
Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Joe P For This Post:
  #15  
Old 07-13-2016, 11:41:29 AM
FWurth's Avatar
FWurth FWurth is offline
One Millionth Post
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Freeburg, Illinois, USA
Posts: 5,789
Thanks: 6,941
Thanked 5,060 Times in 2,664 Posts
Images: 4
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

Never have heard if any of the Emerson factory records still exist? Would sure make some interesting reading. I have heard that all the Reeves records are gone.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to FWurth For This Post:
  #16  
Old 07-13-2016, 11:51:03 PM
GreggL66 GreggL66 is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 71
Thanks: 26
Thanked 49 Times in 26 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

Thanks everyone, The only records we have found on the 40 is where someone from the branch house in Peoria came and worked on it, but I can't remember the dates. Also the family held an auction recently that had the 40 Reeves parts book listed on the sale bill but nether me nor my cousins ever saw it or seen it sell. We are not sure where the 40 fits in He had a 16HP Reeves and traded for a 20HP Reeves in 1907. Still going threw his papers that we were able keep from being burnt up. Some didn't make it but what is left may hold some of the answers. I may have posted this before he also had a Port Huron engine and Later an Advanced followed by Twin-Cities.The Twin-Cities was used till the end of Threshing. G G Grandpa died 1934 but the family kept his
threshing run going until 1938. Thanks Gregg L
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-14-2016, 12:11:04 AM
Jeff Wahl's Avatar
Jeff Wahl Jeff Wahl is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 1,280
Thanks: 3,935
Thanked 9,986 Times in 963 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

Here's an original cabinet photo of a 40 Reeves.



__________________
-Jeff

wahlengines.com
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-29-2016, 06:04:45 PM
Steve Dunn Steve Dunn is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North of the Red River in Indian Territory
Posts: 62
Thanks: 19
Thanked 100 Times in 35 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

I helped Dale Wolff restore his Reeves 40 gas tractor. They are certainly impressive with the extension rims and all, but they are something of a bear to steer and see off of with the factory cab. I think it is at Goessel, Kansas now.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Steve Dunn For This Post:
  #19  
Old 11-01-2017, 08:39:42 PM
Mike Harmeling Mike Harmeling is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Boyne City, Michigan USA
Posts: 353
Thanks: 754
Thanked 2,278 Times in 189 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

I was given the opportunity to study some original factory prints today. This photo is I presume a brand new Reeves 40 tractor.

Click image for larger version

Name:	scan0001.jpg
Views:	209
Size:	148.1 KB
ID:	295009
Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Mike Harmeling For This Post:
  #20  
Old 11-01-2017, 08:42:49 PM
Mike Harmeling Mike Harmeling is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Boyne City, Michigan USA
Posts: 353
Thanks: 754
Thanked 2,278 Times in 189 Posts
Default Re: Reeves 40 tractor

Here is the more interesting picture to me. It seems to have been taken at the same time as the other, as the driver appears to be the same fellow in both pictures.

I haven't seen a photo of this particular tractor, though. In both pictures the white writing on the cooling towers appears to have been written in after the picture was taken but before it was printed.

Anyone familiar with this one?

Click image for larger version

Name:	scan.jpg
Views:	270
Size:	136.0 KB
ID:	295010
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
32 Reeves Engine on 40 hp Reeves Boiler Casemaker Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 47 06-28-2018 10:03:46 PM
Cameron Ranch 40 HP Reeves, 4-110 Cases, 1-30 Hp Rumely, 1-32 Hp Reeves and ? Randy Kvill Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 35 04-11-2017 11:53:36 PM
Reeves 20 pulling Reeves No 1 Mill fixyerdigger Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 2 08-20-2013 10:38:26 PM
20 hp Reeves US (Reeves manufacture) Governor 20 Reeves Highwheeler Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 12 08-13-2013 10:52:25 AM
1908 REEVES 1/3 Scale Steam Tractor cfischer Scale Model Engineering 15 06-11-2010 06:41:07 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05:58 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277