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Old 12-09-2004, 12:17:28 AM
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Anybody want to guess what type of tractor this was? We have most of the parts to put it back together.
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I know what it is but I cannot tell a lie.....I inadvertantly cheated, which saved me a lot of time going through books!!! I just can't pin down which model it is but with those rear wheels I think I know which model it is and if you have the parts to build it......WOW!!!!
TIP of the day: If you hold your cursor over the thumbnail it will TELL you what it is......
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Default Re: What make is this

I was talking to Ervin King a few years ago, at that time most of the Pioneer foundry patterns were still in the Pioneer tractor factory. Some had been burnt by homeless persons. The country historical society was trying to move them for preservation at that time if I remember correctly what he told me.
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I have a friend in Winona, MN, who rescued a bunch of patterns from the Pioneer factory building JUST RECENTLY!!!! I will contact him and see what he has.
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Brian, Neat tractor! It looks like you've got an early 30-60 on your hands. Do you have the serial number? Also, what do you know of the tractor's history?
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:19:59 PM
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Joe you are correct, its a 30-60 Pioneer and it belongs to Pioneer Acres Museum, Irricana, Alberta, Canada. The history on it is quite sketchy other than it was bought at an auction sale around the Lethbridge area 20 years ago along with our 8 bottom JD gang plow. It sat out in "relic row" for years and when we did a scrap cleanup a few years ago it was re-discovered. Most of the parts were laying in the weeds and had been forgotten. They are now gathered up and in one place again. Next time I go out I will see if I can find any #'s on it [where would I look?] There is one piston still stuck in the cylinder that we have been soaking for a long time. We would like to put it back together sommetime but we have to finish up all the other projects first before we start another one. We have just finished our Stationary Gas Engine Building were the 2 major engines operating will be a 1cyl 50hp vertical FM, and a 2cyl horizontal 230hp Ruston Hornsby diesel. Add to that our Steam Engine Bulding , Blacksmith shop, Antique Truck Building, etc...
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Default Re: What make is this?

Brian, On the 30-60s, the serial number should be hand stamped into the rear frame toward the right as you face the rear of the tractor. The serial number should start with a "C" followed by 3 or 4 digits. You may note that all the 30-60 castings also start with "C". I'd guess you have 4 individual cylinders instead of 2 pairs of cylinders. Correct?
Keep up the good work on the other projects. It's very easy to start too many and not finish any.
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hi brian
keep us posted as to the progress of th pioneer
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Default Re: What make is this?

Mr. Manning - what else have you got "buried" in the bone out there?? Just wanted to mention that Pioneer also had a plant in Calgary just before WW1 and evidently assembled some tractors there - would be neat if it was one of those; but who knows how you would tell?
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