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Big Iron in the Southern Hemisphere


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Default Big Iron in the Southern Hemisphere

A couple of photos I came across showing some old iron south of the equator. The first is a Big Four on a plinth in Argentina and the second is a Rumely F standing beside the road in South Africa.

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Default Re: Big Iron in the Southern Hemisphere

2 Perfectly good tractors going to waste.........
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They are not going to waste, (i think). They are owned by Wilfred Moles who owns Nokia South Africa and has a massive collection of tractors, steam engines and a steam railway.
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Sorry, just the Rumely is owned by Wilf. He also has an Emerson Big 4.
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Thought this might be of interest in relation to the South African tractors. It is a report from a UK journal on the Port Elizabeth trials in S. Africa in 1913, in which several big American tractors took part. I'm not sure how many were subsequently shipped over there, but I expect the original presence of at least one Big Four was a factor that influenced Wilfred Mole's decision to choose that particular model from Oscar Cooke's collection.

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Not quite in the southern hemisphere, but Mexico this time. Can anyone identify this? Is it an E-B?

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The tractor sure looks like a Big 4 20 missing the side covers and fenders. My father has a tractor of this model with the sheet metal. thanks, Gary
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The exhaust preheater setup is unmistakable. I HAVE pics at the shop. I'll TRY to REMEMBER to post them later today............
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That Sandstone site is cool. Makes me wish I lived in Australia. Like I needed another reason.

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That Sandstone site is cool. Makes me wish I lived in Australia. Like I needed another reason.
Colin, Sandstone is not in Australia but South Africa, and believe me you do not want to live there!!

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