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Antique Tractor Drives Like A Horse
If you're one of the thousands of farmers who ordered Dupont's 1992 Classic Tractor calendar this year, you've probably seen this photo of a 1921 Samson Iron Horse owned by Eldon Coates, Zwingle, Iowa. Only 4 of the 4-WD Samsons survive. Coates found his by accident when a deer hunter told him he'd spotted an old tractor in a remote wooded area. He bought the tractor and restored it to near mint condition. What makes the 4-cyl. tractor unusual is that it can be equipped with reins and driven like a team of horses from the seat of a tow-behind implement or by a person walking behind the rig. It can also be driven normally from the tractor seat. It was designed to help farmers make the transition from real horsepower to tractors. Samsons were built by General Motors in Wisconsin but only 757 were built before the plant closed.
Dupont will have a new 1993 calendar ready to go in October as well as a video featuring interviews with owners of the tractors featured on each month. For more information, call: 1-800-527-2601 (U.S. or Canada).

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #5