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Antique Crawler from 1920s


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Old 05-18-2017, 03:06:31 PM
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Someone know type or any information about this tractor?

Photo was in Brazil middle of 1920s
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Luckasz; I don`t have an answer to your question, But it must be a proto type. Reason being that it looks like they cleaned out a well suppied shop to be able to build something like that. I see a pully and a fan on the front of the tank up front and some kind of track thightener. I too would like to know what the name of it is and also would like to know just what it could do. The men appear to be military. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925 Check my profile and see one of my tractors witch is a 1925 Allis Chalmers, Been in our family sense 1947 . Changed to rubber in 1949. Also check Allis Chalmers model " E " modifide in prairie tractors on this thread.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:01:46 AM
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My guess is that it is a Monarch, (later taken over by Allis Chalmers). I have photos in a book showing a "Monarch Neverslip 12-20" which is pretty similar, though the gas tank is turned 90 degrees. So it might be another model from their range? The radiator has been removed.
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Here are a couple of photos from a NZ book titled Crawler Tractor Scrapbook Part 1 by Richard H. Robinson. They show a couple of Monarch crawler tractors hauling a boiler to a hydro electric power station construction site at Mangahao in New Zealand, probably early 1920's.

The text reckons they are "12-20" (i.e. 20-12) machines, but I reckon they may be the 30-18. Most of the 20-12 images show only two lower track rollers, but these machines have three like the 30-18 photos I have seen. But this is just a guess, I really know next to nothing except from this book and the internet.

In the second photo (bridge problems?) have a look at the drivers seat.

I found a nice selection of Monarch adverts at this website (below), type 'Monarch Tractors' into the search and it should come up with 13 different adverts or booklet covers.

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/

In Part 3 of the Crawler Tractor Scrapbook series, there is a Monarch with a longitudinal fuel tank, however it looks to have only two lower rollers on the tracks. But it shows that they did make this style.

BTW, there is at least one Monarch crawler owner on this forum (I did a search), hopefully the guys who know something will be able to help.
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