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TERNINGS STEAM SHOW

Some of the gas tractors at the 1985 Termings Steam Show, held Labor Day Weekend each year, in Valley Center, Kansas. Notice the covered tour wagons and the 40 HP Case getting ready to climb the Case incline.

A cross-motor Huber which belongs to, and was restored by, Ernie Schmidt of Fremont, Nebraska. It has a Midwest motor and runs a threshing machine at the Papio Valley Show held in July of every year 5 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska.

Ron Galletly of 19 Warwick Street, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand, is the owner of the 1944 WD 9 tractor. Ron says there have been only three owners of the tractor, which has a serial number of 6532. Plow is a P & O Duncan, 4 farrow Sunbeam made in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1946, and restored by Galletly.

'I'm sure your subscribers would be interested to know we restore old tractors and machinery here in New Zealand, too.' The pictures were taken at a ralley in 1983.

The GG General tractor is owned by Marshall Witter of 7881 Corner Rd., Mercersburg, PA 17236.

'It all started by going to a local sheet metal shop one day to see about getting some tin made for a Silver King we were working on. The shop owner said it would be impossible to make, but he had an old Silver King he would sell for parts. We bought it in bits and pieces, never realizing 'til we got it home it wasn't really a Silver King, it was a GG General made by Cleveland Tractor Co., makers of Cletrac crawlers.

'The GG is the only tire tractor the company ever made and it was only made 3 years (1939-41). After much piecing and fitting and even buying another parts tractor, our work started to show meaning. We found a Cletrac dealer who had some of the parts in his attic loft. The tractor is powered by a 4 cylinder Hercules engine and is rated at approximately 23 HP.

The 1913 5-12 Little Bull tractor was featured at the 1984 LeSueur County Show and appeared on the the show button that year. Owners are LeRoy and Bill Thelemann, 521 Harriet Street, LeSueur, MN 56058.

The tractor has a two cylinder opposed engine with battery & coil ignition. It has a 3 wheel design with only one wheel drive. The smaller rear wheel has a leveling device to keep the tractor level when plowing, and the front wheel would automatically follow the furrow.

The GG General tractor is owned by Marshall Witter of 7881 Corner Rd., Mercersburg, PA 17236.

'It all started by going to a local sheet metal shop one day to see about getting some tin made for a Silver King we were working on. The shop owner said it would be impossible to make, but he had an old Silver King he would sell for parts. We bought it in bits and pieces, never realizing 'til we got it home it wasn't really a Silver King, it was a GG General made by Cleveland Tractor Co., makers of Cletrac crawlers.

'The GG is the only tire tractor the company ever made and it was only made 3 years (1939-41). After much piecing and fitting and even buying another parts tractor, our work started to show meaning. We found a Cletrac dealer who had some of the parts in his attic loft. The tractor is powered by a 4 cylinder Hercules engine and is rated at approximately 23 HP.

The 1913 5-12 Little Bull tractor was featured at the 1984 LeSueur County Show and appeared on the the show button that year. Owners are LeRoy and Bill Thelemann, 521 Harriet Street, LeSueur, MN 56058.

The tractor has a two cylinder opposed engine with battery & coil ignition. It has a 3 wheel design with only one wheel drive. The smaller rear wheel has a leveling device to keep the tractor level when plowing, and the front wheel would automatically follow the furrow.