| July/August 1967

212 South Cedar St., Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449

The mystery tractor on page 28 of the Nov.-Dec. Magazine is no longer a mystery, and the boys that helped me identify it should go to the head of the class. On Dec. 28, I was at Osakis, Minn., visiting with Jim Withers and he told me that the 2 piston engine was a lightning and was made by the Kansas City Hay Press Company and that there was a 6 H.P. Skid engine at Mountain Lake, Minnesota. On Dec. 30, I was at Adams Minn, and talked with a fellow that used to work with this tractor, which was at Elkton, Minn, and he said that the tractor was called a Kansas City. On Dec. 31, I drove to Mountain Lake and saw this Skid Engine which is in good running order in the summer time.

This Tractor was at Elkton, Minn, and I was about 11 years old when I saw it. It takes a lot of head scratching to remember anything that far back. The 10 H.P. rating is probably right. The 25 H.P. rating I gave it was an estimate of some of the people that remembered it. It used to power a Baler real well and would pull 3 Plows. At one time it was belted up to a small Separator, about 18 inch cylinder with a straw carrier but did not have enough power for that. It has gone the way of lots of old tractors but would be worth a lot today. I would like to know if there are any left. It would be a good project for someone to build a model of this engine.

6 Hp. Lightning Engine at Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

6 Hp. Ligthning Engine at Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

The newest additions to the Wilcox family-65 hp. De La Vergne Model DH #622 and l? hp. Domestic #4446. Sort of the big and little of things.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.

Facebook YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265