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"Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?


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Old 05-27-2009, 10:48:42 AM
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Default "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

I wonder if anyone can provide me with information on a couple of tractors that are listed in a tractor trials report from Russia in 1927.

The first is an "Ara", which is listed as 45hp, and the other is a "Kolo-Trekker", given as 27hp. I'm pretty sure these are not Russian-built machines, and are probably from western Europe, but I haven't been able to find any mention of them anywhere else.

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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

Well, you've probably checked all these, but in case you haven't:
Googling (advanced search, exact phrase only):
Ara tractor hit comes up in what looks like spanish; seems to mention a 60HP Ara (may be other hits I didn't recognize).
Kolo Trekker hits come up in what is apparently czech (assuming Czech Republic is "cz" on the web) and maybe other languages. Don't know if the Czech site is your tractor, but the Czechs sure have nice girl sites (sigh).
With sympathy, Bud
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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

Thanks Bud. "Kolo" is the Czech word for "wheel", but I'm not sure about the "Trekker" part?

I have a result for "Ara" though - a search in Google Books gave the following:

- ARA (appareils routiers agricoles), 2, rue de Vienne, Paris (8) - "Ara" tractor.

So looks like it was French!

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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

Hi David

Trekker means Tractor. We have areas in Germany and they say Trecker for a Tractor as well.

How is the Skoda going? I bet the Stakkers would love to c Pictures of your Stuff!
Don't be shy post some pictures:-)
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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

Hi George

I wondered if this "Kolo-Trekker" might be German, but I have not seen this name in any German books before. Perhaps they meant "Kosto", but they have not made any mistakes with the other names of tractors. By the way, there was also a Benz-Sendling, Lanz Felddank + Grossbulldog, and Hanomag in these trials that were sent from Germany! (They probably sent them back again though )

We have not made any more progress with the Skoda yet - it is still waiting in the queue for restoration. I thought about posting some photos, but I am not sure if it is allowed on here until I find some steel wheels for it??

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Found a bit more info on the "Kolo-Trekker" - seems it had a diesel engine.

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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

Looks like we have our "Colo-Trecker (Trekker)" - a diesel tractor built by Südbremse AG:

http://www.wochenblatt.com/Faszinati.../0107_MWM3.pdf

Apparently the "Colo" part stands for "kompressorlos" (compressorless), referring to the diesel engine.

George, can you help us out here? Did any other companies build this tractor, such as MWM?

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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

David: As we are on the subject of odd tractors, what would this beast be. I can not make out enough of the name on the radiator. Found this while surfing "that site".

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Default Re: "Ara" and "Kolo-Trekker"?

Hi Robert

That's an "Avance" motor plough, built by J.V. Svenssons Motorfabrik of Sweden. More info here: http://www.steel-wheels.net/avance.html (Tore Blom, a fellow Stakker, provided the info on this company for me).

Several of this model have survived in Europe - see here: http://www.konditori100.se/garage/carmakes/k1casven.htm

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Some more information on the Ara, including photos:

http://vieilles.soupapes.free.fr/?pa...ard&marque=ARA
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