On the Prairies of Northwestern South Dakota

By Staff
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1102 Box Canyon Road, Fallbrook, California 92028

This is a snapshot of an old gas tractor which operated on the
prairies of Northwestern South Dakota, Meade County, around the
good old year of 1912. It is submitted for publication in the hope
that some Old Timer may identify its manufacture.

It is an interesting design; having high wheels both front and
rear which certainly makes it much more effective in traversing
soft ground. I would guess that the motor was a four-cylinder
horizontal, similar to the Aultman-Taylor, having a fan-cooled
radiator. While it appears that this engine may be driving a
thresher, it appears that the engineer has allowed his saddle horse
to stand by, in case??? Any identification would be
appreciated.

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