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Friday, December 28, 2012

Walk Around The Cockshutt 40



How many people even recognize the name "Cockshutt" anymore? Its a real piece of Canadian history, one of the oldest and biggest manufacturers of farm equipment until they were swallowed up by a bigger (White) company in 1962. The tractors have been part of my life for the past fifty years or so. I can remember riding home from town with my dad on this 40 back about 1967. Over the years it has done a lot of work, and had a lot of work done to it. Not a lot of it is original anymore. Engine, sheet metal, fuel tank, rear wheels and axles, one fender, seat, probably a few other items I have forgotten. But as long as it stays on this farm it will always be known as "the old 40".

5 comments:

  1. Is the right rear off another tractor, or why is it reversed?

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  2. When I was a boy farmers around here still fairly regularly helped with each others work. Especially spring, fall and hay season. Fences were still up and huge tractors hadn't become endemic. Neighbor with a Cockshutt and my father with an Allis WD and later the Minneapolis Moline many springs plowed fields together.

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  3. Seems the Cockshutt had a creeper gear that was extremely useful.

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  4. Gorges, wish I had a dollar for every time I've been asked about that tire :-) Colleguy the creeper gear was only available on the model 30 tractors. Would have been good for snowblowing but I get by without it on the 40.

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  5. So Santa brought you a new camera! Nice. You must have been a very good boy.

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