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

Awakening the 8 ton Lombard Dump Truck


this thread has 3 replies and has been viewed 932 times

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 06-30-2019, 03:51:07 PM
tharper tharper is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Windham, ME.
Posts: 663
Thanks: 48
Thanked 2,502 Times in 426 Posts
Photo Awakening the 8 ton Lombard Dump Truck

For some time now Paul and Herb and I have been plotting to get Paul's 1928 Lombard model "T" Lombard re-awoken and hopefully placed on loan to the Maine Forest & Logging museum for a while.

Lombard had worked from very early on to try to break out of its traditional market of supplying heavy tractors to the northeast timber industry. While machines such their 10 ton model NW (and earlier 20 ton steamers) were well suited to hauling long trains of sleds heavily laden with logs or pulpwood over iced roads their adaptability outside of that was more limited.

Thus in 1928 entered the Model "T" was just such an effort. The model "T" was aimed squarely at the construction and municipal markets - road construction and repair, heavy hauling and plowing.

While following the standard Lombard pattern it differed in a number of key features. The first of which was the use of boggie wheels rather than Lombard's traditional roller chain setup and using a four-cylinder Hercules YXC-2 in place of the massive Wisconsin engines used in the 10 ton models. The Model "T" also featured a dump body and overall smaller dimensions and a slightly different track design.

This particular machine was delivered to the Town of Gorham, Maine in 1928. Later, it was used by the Starbird Lumber Company. This is only one of two of the model "T" that has survived. Paul's family owns both.

Anyway, the job now is to bring this beast back to life after a long slumber. Yesterday Herb and Paul paid a visit to Clement's Starter & Alternator in Carmel, Maine. Reggie had rebuilt the magneto and generator adding a manual advance as part of the work.

Reggie's shop is one of those gems that is the salvation of lovers of old machines and a very enjoyable time warp. Here are two videos Herb shot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zB-...ature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlSls-J7qsg

Once back at Paul's they worked to get the magneto installed and timed and the generator installed. We were hoping the beast would fire right-up but it wasn't to be. There is plenty of spark but... no fuel.

Next step (later this week) is a close look at the fuel system and carb, then... fingers crossed... it hopefully will come alive!

Attached is a photo of it in as-found condition and shortly after restoration.

Best regards,

Terry
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Automotive Industries Sept 29 1928 pg 87 Hercules Engine - Model T Lombard.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	97.5 KB
ID:	338270   Click image for larger version

Name:	model t truck003.jpg
Views:	204
Size:	98.0 KB
ID:	338271   Click image for larger version

Name:	1928 8-TON DUMP LOGO.JPG
Views:	231
Size:	246.8 KB
ID:	338272  

Last edited by tharper; 06-30-2019 at 09:11:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
 

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
Film: Lombard CS-88 and Lombard Model T tharper Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats 9 02-11-2018 04:17:07 PM
Ford 1932 Model BB Dump Truck Steering endless tread Antique Autos and Trucks 0 11-02-2017 08:36:13 AM
1029 Ford Model A AA Dump Truck Auction in SC LandLFarm Antique Autos and Trucks 4 02-02-2014 08:14:55 PM
Making a dump truck Hoodeleydoo Trucks, Trailers and Hauling for Shows 5 08-20-2008 10:37:35 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58:19 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