Starting old Caterpillar D8 dozer with pony motor
Camp Creek Thresher show, July 2009 Wavery, NE. A friend of ours starting his
1945 (I think), Cat D8 for the antique parade at the show. Pony motor has a broken
kill switch, so he puts his hand over the intake to choke it off.
Starting a 1930 McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor
1930 McCormick Deering tractor. Bud starts his 1930 McCormick Deering tractor.
If you like this video watch Bud start and drive a 22-36 McCormick Deering tractor at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dW5U-YGOO8
Tractor Trials archive video from the 1930s - old film of working machines
"1930s Tractor Trials" DVD introduction from Primetime Video.
The World Agricultural Tractor Trials of 1930 were a major event in the history of farm tractors in Britain. 36 tractors, from seven different countries, ranging from massive crawlers to three motor cultivators for market gardeners, were brought to one site in Oxfordshire.
Among the machines to be seen are five of the earliest Caterpillar models, a four-wheel drive French Latil, three Peter Brotherhood tractors, a Vickers Aussie, two Swedish Munktells, a Linke crawler from Gernany and what is probably the only Hungarian-British HCSC in the world, as well as machines from Case, Massey Harris, Marshall and one of the few failures of the trials, the Fordson Model N, which went on to be one of the world's most successful tractors.
Written and narrated by Alan Stennett. 56 minutes long and available online from www.primetimevideo.co.uk
Starting a 1950 Cat D6 9U
The R&GVRRM has a collection of heavy equipment that it uses to maintain the museum. During this volunteer work session, volunteers Joe Scanlon (near side) and Pete Gores (far side) work to get the museum's 1950 Cat D6 9U bulldozer started using the tractor's gasoline pony motor. The dozer was donated several years back and is now being brought back to working shape to be used for some excavation for the continued construction of a new railroad siding at the museum. The D6 was a donation from the Hill family from Twin Hills Golf Club in Clarkson, NY. It is a 1950 CAT D6 model 9U and was bought from Ray Sellick, an equipment dealer in Holley NY.
We pick up the process after several minutes of work including bleeding of the fuel system as the diesel engine is being turned over by the pony motor.
The museum is always looking for new volunteers to come help us with both our trains and our heavy equipment. Interested? Please check out our website, www.rgvrrm.org, for more information