Large walking tractors

Courtesy of Robert J. Hayes, 2008 Summit Ave., Muscatine, Iowa 52671.

Robert J. Hayes

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Forest Grove Trailer Park Ontario, New York 14519

The 1970 Reunion was the best one yet! It was held in July at Fairville, four miles north of Newark, N. Y. For a very detailed and excellent description see the writeup elsewhere in this magazine.

The annual meeting of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc. was held in November. The elected officers for 1971 are: Henry Kotvis, Newark, N.Y., President; Roland Riegle, Tonawanda, N.Y., Vice-President; Dorothy B. Smith, Ontario, N.Y., Secretary and Mary J. Johnson, Marion, N.Y., Treasurer. Directors elected are Earl Clark, Palmyra; Franklin Orbaker, Newark; Vernon Gar-denier, Martville, and Howard Scheer, Newark.

We are planning on our Spring 'Gas up' for May 23. This will be a picnic lunch affair. We are in hopes that the weather will be good by then, but here in the Northeast, one never knows.

Our 1971 Reunion dates are July 30-31 and August 1st. We expect the grounds to be much improved this year, with running water one of the assets. We have room for campers, so when planning your vacation, plan on stopping by and pay us a visit. You will be warmly welcomed.

For any information on our Reunion or our Club, contact the Secretary, Mrs. Dorothy B. Smith, Forest Grove Trailer Park, Ontario, N. Y. 14519.

My three large walking tractors taken in the spring of 1969 when getting ready to plow the garden. Left to right, they are -- 1940 Standard Twin 2 cylinder 5 hp.. Sears Roebuck 1937 Handiman 4 hp., Model K B & S engine and Shaw Du-AII 1930 3 hp., Model R B & S engine. All pull a 10 inch plow. Have the riding sulky or convertible attachment for the Twin.

I with that some of the fellows who might have worked for or sold the Shaw line would get some pictures and articles in to GEM. They were the leading builders of Walking Tractors for many years. The Bush Hog Co. bought them out a few years back.