The Cushman Two Cylinder

By Staff
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675 Clear Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55106

There seems to be slight realization on the part of the general
public as to the general utility of the gasoline engine and the
number of special purposes to which it is adapted outside of
regular farm work. The fact of the matter is that there are large
concerns in this country who devote a considerable portion of their
plants to the building of engines that are adapted to many kinds of
special work. The Cushman Motor Works of Lincoln, Nebraska, have
met with remarkable success in the use of their two cylinder, 6-8
HP engines for hay press work, which is so constructed that it
saves over 1,000 pounds in engine weight and 18 inches in the
length of the baler as compared to standard outfits with standard
engines. Satisfactory field tests with this two cylinder engine,
which weighs less than 350 pounds, show that it is going to be
especially popular for this purpose.

In connection with this article We show an illustration of a
Cushman two cylinder vertical engine which develops 20 HP and is
mounted on a homemade tractor built by Frank Potter, Carthage,
Missouri. This 20 HP two cylinder engine weighing less than 1,200
pounds has been used by Mr. Potter in operating his homemade two
plow tractor, which plows 8 inches deep and handles a disc-harrow
in addition on the rear. The 20 HP four cycle, two cylinder engine
which is used by Mr. Potter on his tractor has a speed of from 300
to 750 rpm, cylinders 6×7 inches, crank shaft 2? inches in diameter
and fitted with a 26 inch flywheel. The governor is of the
Pickering ball type, Schebler carburetor, low tension magneto,
extra heavy double screened cooling tank, and a total height of 42
inches including base of 10? inches. This engine is especially
recommended by its makers for heavy and continuous work where
steady, even and reliable power is required, and the equipment is
arranged for long runs capable of meeting all power requirements
from 12 to 24 HP.

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