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Here is a photo of a Staude-Mak-a-Tractor with an EZ power
attachment. The power attachment for a Model T car or truck was
manufactured by the EZ Power Mfg. Co. of Atchison, Kan.

Loren Quandt, Makoti, N.D., attached this belt power unit to
this Staude-Mak-a-Tractor in 2005 for the Makoti threshing show.
The power unit has a clutch release so you can crank the Model T to
start the engine without having the belt pulley turning. Then it
can be engaged and used for power to run equipment after the Model
T engine is running.

The EZ power attachment was never used before Loren put it on
this Ford Model T car, so it is in like-new condition. In an ad by
the company, it states “$195 and a Ford make a guaranteed powerful
Staude-Mak-a-Tractor. The final step in keeping horses off the
farm,” it guaranteed “four-horse working ability in any farm
work.”

The E.G. Staude Mfg. Co. of St. Paul, Minn., built the tractor
attachment for the Model T car. This company was in business around
the time of the First World War.

Leroy Quandt
338th St. S.W.
Ryder, ND 58779

This photo was taken in about 1903 on the
William Loney Farm. Ralph Loney is at the far left and engine owner
Cecil McQueen is beside him. McQueen’s right hand was cut off in a
corn shredder. He always had it in his pocket. The engine is a new
or almost new Olds. Looks a little small to me for this job. The
farm is located in Sanilac County, Mich., near Cass City. Photo
courtesy of Mrs. Ted Morgan, Cass City, Mich.

David Babcock
3491 E. Deckerville Road
Cass City, MI 48726
dbab82286@centurytel.net

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