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Tandem tractor
In the late 1950's and 60's, fanners were looking for more power but big 4-WD's were not yet widely available so "tandemizing" tractors for added power was common.
Joe Wilson, Windsor, Ill., built one of the more sophisticated tandems in 1964. It consisted of two Allis Chalmers tractors, driven by the rear tractor and steered with hydraulic cylinders. The front axles were removed from both machines. A vertically-mounted tractor axle provided the pivot point between the two tractors, which were propane-powered.


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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1