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A couple antique pullers plus a couple rare birds

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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. 

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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. 

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Here is the narrow front version

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And the wide front version

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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 

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I didn't know Autometer Phantom gauges were available in 1955!  The blue & yellow paint is different,  but they look like a decent tractor.  I think the first torque convertor tractor transmission was the "Case-O-Matic" drive about 1960.  So those tractors were ahead of the rest of the industry.

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Wards had a torque converter drive before case.

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2 hours ago, snoshoe said:

Allmost looks like M fuel tank

That’s what I thought 

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34 minutes ago, Ihfan4life said:

That’s what I thought 

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Interesting machines. I thought those gauges were a little new. Doesn’t take away from how interesting they are. 

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There is an article about those Krause tractors in one of my Antique Power magazines if anybody needs more details.

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1 hour ago, Big Bud guy said:

There is an article about those Krause tractors in one of my Antique Power magazines if anybody needs more details.

 

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I’m thinking that this one is what your thinking of, it is his son now that owns the tractors (accept the Oliver that was in my OP) 

5 hours ago, DOCTOR EVIL said:

The blue & yellow paint is different,  but they look like a decent tractor.

I like the paint scheme the more I look at them. I’d like to see them run, maybe my next trip down there I’ll get lucky enough! Haha 

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29 minutes ago, IHhogfarmer said:

 

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I’m thinking that this one is what your thinking of, it is his son now that owns the tractors (accept the Oliver that was in my OP) 

I like the paint scheme the more I look at them. I’d like to see them run, maybe my next trip down there I’ll get lucky enough! Haha 

Yep that’s the one.

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