This morning I got to look at some classic tractors that a guy has in his shop(s) just within a half mile of me. Him and a good friend of his we’re heading to a show today for the antique tractor pull tomorrow. They are taking a 1952 Minnie Mo G and a 1949 Oliver 88. Both are in nice shape and restored in the 90’s. The G is weighted with 800 lbs of suit case weights and 1000 of wheel weights.
I liked the 88 but took to the G a little more. I like the stouter built tractors.
We started talking about other tractors he had and mentioned he has two in the shop named Krause. I hadn’t heard of them before, and dad and I got to look at them and got the story of them their were only 5 build all prototypes. He has three of them they believe that one was burned down in a fire. Pretty cool tractors, they had started building them in 1955 so my guess is they are 55’s.
They both have torque converters going the name “Torqtractor”. The one with the narrow front has a continental engine and the wide front has a REO engine.
Here is the narrow front version
And the wide front version
I know the pics don’t really do the tractors justice and I know it’s nothing red but I thought they would be appreciated on here