Canadian Built Tractor


| July/August 1987

  • Lorne's restored home built tractor
    Lorne's restored home built tractor as displayed at Niagara Antique Power Show
    Ben J. Kinsinger
  • The unrestored tractor in 1983.
    The unrestored tractor in 1983.
    Ken Kafka
  • Back view of the restored tractor.
    Back view of the restored tractor.
    Don Siefker

  • Lorne's restored home built tractor
  • The unrestored tractor in 1983.
  • Back view of the restored tractor.

442 Killaly Street East, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada, L3K 1P5

Introduction

I am a member of the Niagara Antique Power Association. Our club is dedicated to keeping the past alive, and old iron in view for the younger generation to see.

The tractor I am describing was built by myself during the second World War (out of necessity). I needed a tractor on rubber to use on my hundred acre farm, and none were available at that time. I had ordered two, a 9N Ford, and an 'S' series Case, neither was available.

I decided in the Fall of 1944 that I would have to build it myself. Equipped with a cold chisel, hammer, hack saw, power emery wheel, homemade electric welder, and a great deal of determination and the use of a neighbor's metal lathe, I did just that. I finished the tractor in April 1945, in time for spring planting.



The borrowed metal lathe was 18 inch swing and five foot bed, and it has recently been donated to our Antique Power Association Blacksmith Shop for display.

Construction

The front axle was made from the middle part of a Fordson axle with Model A axle ends, welded on and 1935 Ford V8 hubs and wheels, with 600 x 16 tires.



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