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TAG : August/September 2017

What Was This Hercules/John Deere Engine Used For?

Shawn Burns’ only connection to the old engine hobby was through his father, who recently passed away. While going through some of his father’s belongings, Shawn came across this skid-mounted, water-cooled engine. Owing to the John Deere radiator, Shawn originally thought it was a John ...

More Vincent Engine Information

A few months back (Flywheel Forum, October/November 2015) I sent you some information about a Vincent “sailboat” engine (see photo, top). In addition, I had a few questions about a 2 hp Witte hit-and-miss. The Witte is now running and will soon be mounted on a cart. The Vincent turns out to ...

Learning by Chance

I’m constantly amazed to discover just how much historical information concerning vintage engines and equipment is still out there waiting to be discovered and shared. A case in point is the Beetle tractor, a mini dozer manufactured by Western Gear Works in Seattle, Washington, from ...

Beetle Tractors, Take 2

Marv Hedberg's Beetle dozer and his prototype Beetle graderAfter reading our report on the Beetle tractor GEM regular Marv Hedberg immediately reached for the phone to let us know of his interest in the materials. Marv, a prolific collector, restorer and scale engine builder, is no stranger in ...

Beetle Tractors, Take 1

 Last issue we mentioned some Beetle tractor literature and photos donated to us by Robert Janyk. Robert came across the materials during his work dealing with unclaimed estate property and contacted us, hoping we might find a suitable home for the materials, which included factory photographs ...

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