Antique Tractors
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Old Iron and Tractor Community > Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats Photos and information about antique steel wheeled farm tractors. This is where to find the heaviest of Old Iron tractors.

Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats

Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate


this thread has 1235 replies and has been viewed 420063 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1221  
Old 01-23-2018, 02:28:22 AM
Norm Johnston Norm Johnston is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Longford, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 508
Thanks: 473
Thanked 860 Times in 268 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

G'day Allan I know the feeling well, the more people who are or will be watching multiplies the level of cantankerousness the BIG Four will have. but you triumphed in the end well done from down under. I have been putting photos together for you of the foundry and furnaces, and will send them to you soon. Norm
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Norm Johnston For This Post:
Sponsored Links
  #1222  
Old 01-23-2018, 08:26:23 AM
Kelly Tytlandsvik Kelly Tytlandsvik is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Estevan, Saskatchewan Canada
Posts: 1,197
Thanks: 286
Thanked 4,158 Times in 510 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Might have been Cantankerous that day but it sure ran nice in Rollag!

Kelly T
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Kelly Tytlandsvik For This Post:
  #1223  
Old 01-23-2018, 11:58:57 PM
Craig A's Avatar
Craig A Craig A is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 15,480
Thanks: 16,790
Thanked 20,697 Times in 5,986 Posts
Talking Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Sooner or later they all get cantankerous........or the owner.......or both.......

Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Craig A For This Post:
  #1224  
Old 01-24-2018, 01:14:06 AM
LCJudge LCJudge is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Magnolia, Kentucky, USA
Posts: 3,240
Thanks: 2,304
Thanked 7,524 Times in 1,671 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

You did a fantastic job detailing the progress on the Big 4. Thanks for sharing. I met Morris Bloomgren a couple of times. He seemed like quite the character, a nice gent.
__________________
Tommy Turner
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LCJudge For This Post:
  #1225  
Old 07-10-2018, 03:05:24 PM
Allan Severson Allan Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 759
Thanks: 2,538
Thanked 12,856 Times in 685 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

We have the third Big 4 engine running. This engine goes into the 1910 Gas Traction tractor that we will have for sale when the tractor is finished. The first engine went into our tractor and the second tractor went into the Flatmoes tractor. https://youtu.be/0p8d5a52XWQ
Reply With Quote
  #1226  
Old 07-10-2018, 04:48:09 PM
Norm Johnston Norm Johnston is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Longford, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 508
Thanks: 473
Thanked 860 Times in 268 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

The big Four FACTORY has once again excelled. what a fantastic job you guys do.
Regards from down under.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Norm Johnston For This Post:
  #1227  
Old 07-11-2018, 02:03:04 PM
Allan Severson Allan Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 759
Thanks: 2,538
Thanked 12,856 Times in 685 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

https://youtu.be/aCKTKGKhnDQ
We have ran the engine for about 4 hours and have it running very well now.
Reply With Quote
  #1228  
Old 07-21-2018, 09:21:58 PM
Nick Severson Nick Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kasson, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 355
Thanks: 361
Thanked 772 Times in 212 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Allan and Arnold Severson in the Root River parade this afternoon

Reply With Quote
  #1229  
Old 08-21-2018, 03:09:18 PM
Allan Severson Allan Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 759
Thanks: 2,538
Thanked 12,856 Times in 685 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Eight years ago we had our Big 4 tractor at the Minnesota State Fair alongside Steve Bauer's Big 4 tractor. This morning we took it back to the fair alongside Steve's tractor again.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2 Big 4 tractors at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.JPG
Views:	397
Size:	94.9 KB
ID:	316840   Click image for larger version

Name:	Big 4's at the Minnesota State Fair 2018.jpg
Views:	431
Size:	195.0 KB
ID:	316841  
Reply With Quote
  #1230  
Old 08-31-2018, 08:43:52 PM
Barnbikes Barnbikes is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Saint Francis, Minnesota
Posts: 223
Thanks: 4
Thanked 661 Times in 97 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Saw your tractor on Monday. Beautiful tractors.

Are your rear wheels taller then Steve's?

Best Memory of the fair would have to be the guy who stumbled into the bathroom about 10pm with a pail of cookies in one hand and a beer in the other. He walked up to the urinal on the wall and proceeded to do his job with out pulling his shorts down. He stumbled backwards drank some beer, had a cookie and stumbled out the door (Dripping the whole way).
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Barnbikes For This Post:
  #1231  
Old 09-04-2018, 07:34:55 PM
Allan Severson Allan Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 759
Thanks: 2,538
Thanked 12,856 Times in 685 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Our rear wheels are 96 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Steve's are 99 inches tall and 30 inches wide.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Allan Severson For This Post:
  #1232  
Old 06-12-2019, 01:50:15 PM
Allan Severson Allan Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 759
Thanks: 2,538
Thanked 12,856 Times in 685 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

We now have the second Gas Traction Big 4 tractor finished. The video shows the first time we drove it out of the shop.

Reply With Quote
  #1233  
Old 06-12-2019, 09:02:06 PM
Don Selmer Don Selmer is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 1,839
Thanks: 5,694
Thanked 3,792 Times in 983 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Another FANTASTIC Job. Allan, Is that a new smile or is that the one you “Are” still wearing from your first one? I bet the later

Last edited by Don Selmer; 06-12-2019 at 11:02:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Don Selmer For This Post:
  #1234  
Old 06-13-2019, 11:31:56 PM
Brasherman Brasherman is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Posts: 2,037
Thanks: 6,296
Thanked 1,280 Times in 912 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

Nice to see the factory is still running!
Reply With Quote
  #1235  
Old Yesterday, 09:48:58 AM
Allan Severson Allan Severson is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 759
Thanks: 2,538
Thanked 12,856 Times in 685 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

We will be selling the second Gas Traction Big 4 tractor on November 8, 2019 in Davenport, Iowa at the Mecum Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier auction.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	763A4DA6-787E-4D28-9FA8-55B5B3C921E8.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	217.3 KB
ID:	347245   Click image for larger version

Name:	9E15C202-FF44-4090-8900-5FC206FE42EB.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	153.1 KB
ID:	347246  
Reply With Quote
  #1236  
Old Yesterday, 10:16:00 AM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,366
Thanks: 25,567
Thanked 5,985 Times in 2,458 Posts
Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate

https://www.mecum.com/lots/GN1119-38...y-big-four-30/
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Morris Blomgren 3 day auction QuickJ Live Auctions of Engines, Tractors and Old Iron 50 01-22-2011 08:07:53 PM
Kreiner estate Plymouth NY SteveK Live Auctions of Engines, Tractors and Old Iron 2 10-01-2010 12:35:44 AM
Blomgren Auction-Steam & Antique Tractors Jim Friedrich Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats 1 09-07-2010 10:52:55 AM
Estate sale in Montrose, Mi Craig A Live Auctions of Engines, Tractors and Old Iron 0 02-14-2009 10:43:11 PM
Wilson Estate Auction John Zalabak Antique Engine Archives 2 11-10-2003 08:19:05 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58:36 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277