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Old 07-10-2005, 11:44:00 AM
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Well, I spent about 4 hours with my 19 month old son at the Muskoka Pioneer Show in Bracebridge,Ontario this weekend and I thought I'd post a couple of pics. There wasn't any info posted around this truck/crawler when I looked at it so I hope someone up north can chime in here (Mike Inglis ?). I think this was used to haul logs out of northern Ontario but not sure. Interesting piece, that's for sure, and there can't be too many of these around ! I think it was built in New York & another company built the tracks for the conversion ??

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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

How about THIS one from the Krause Collection?
What a DEVIL to drive!!!
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:52:14 PM
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

I know where there is one 10 miles from my house and the barn that is in is falling down around it.
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

I SHOULD have added that the Krause Linn in the above pic has a HUGE 6 cylinder engine....
And if there is ANY WAY you can rescue that Linn from beneath the building bear in mind that the one above sold for roughly $30,725 in REAL dollars--that's less the buyer's premium.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:19:42 PM
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

There's a similar contraption on display at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. It appears to be intact and in pretty good condition, and it's indoors in the logging exhibit.
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

I thought the King of Obselete would have jumped in by now! Check out his website. http://kingofobsolete.ca/index.html He has a lot of information about the Linn Trucks being used on northern "cat trains"and freight hauling in the north.

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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

I would KILL..... well......maybe not go THAT far, but I would LOVE to have one of those old trucks
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

Here is the Linn owned by Rough and Tumble in PA on the tractor pull sled this past summer. Not many of us out here let our things sit much, if they break we fix them, but we don't abuse them........
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

Here's one at the Motor Transport Museum in Campo, California.
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

And one more of the engine... a big Continental if I remember...
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

g'day there is one out here in OZ too,in Queensland I think,only seen pics of it though
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Photo Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

here is a photo of George Schaaf's Linn , formerly the Krause Linn, at work at the will county show in Ill.
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The Linn owned by R&T is a 1926 Model 25D. It has a 4 Cylinder Waukesha Flathead engine with 5 3/4 inch bore and 6 1/4 inch stroke. It is hand crank start. I remember getting it running and trying to free up a stuck clutch. We hooked it to a D-8 Cat and pulled the Cat with it idleing in 1st gear. I will say them things have the torque and power. The R&T Linn has a dump bed, but is missing the hydro pump for the dump. The R&T Linn was used in making of the Conowingo Dam in MD, and was originally owned by Stone & Webster of Harve De Grace, MD. This Linn has wooden spoke wheels in the front. It has a four-speed trans, and it will move in forth gear. It is not the easiest thing to steer when moving slow. That thing was sure fun to run and drive. It had sat in one of the buildings for severial years at R&T, then we finally got it out and running again.
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Hudson Valley Old Time Power Association also has a running Linn Tractor-truck, although I do not know the model.
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

My 62 Lipe clutch catalog lists a few models/engines:
36-40 "tractor": Cum H600 and Herc HXE;
40-49 "tractor": same two;
47-49 "tractor": Herc DRXB...don't have anything on Cummins or the Herc DRXB, but the Herc HXE was (is?) a flathead 6, 5 3/4 x 6, 935-repeat,935 -CI..that's some piece of cast iron...
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The Linn Tractor was made in Morris, NY located in Otsego Co. It is west of Oneonto. There is one located in Saratoga Co. that I saw pictures of this Fall. I had seen it many years ago and I tried to tell a collector from Oneida Co., NY where it was located, but since locating it again I can't find his name and address. He supposedly had a couple and was alway looking for more to rebuild or as a source of parts. I hope he gets back to me at upright@frontiernet.net. Dick in the sunny, but cold Finger Lake Region of NYS.
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Could you be thinking of a Mr. Elliott? He was big into Linn's. I have not wrote him since the mid 90's.
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Gee, I don't remember. I wish he would give a call because I think tyhe Linn could be bought. Dick in the Cold Finger Lake Region of NYS.
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

There's a late Lynn in the Tired Iron museum at Geneseo(?) NY......about 30 miles West of Canandaigua.
Jim Erdle told me they were quite widely used in New York.
Founded by the late Bump Hamilton, it's heck of a museum....
I have a photo taken under lousy condtions. I'll find it and post it later this evening.......IF I can make SOMETHING from it........
Yeah......pretty junky pics but here they are...............
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Default Re: Linn Truck ("Tracktor")....

I just finished some surfing on ebay, and came upon an interesting photo postcard. Would this be an early Linn??? Item # is 6261690059.

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