TRACTOR ENCYCLOPEDIA

1920 Titan

1920 Titan pulling 3 plows and a 2-section harrow in the spring of 1955. This outfit is owned by Mr. Arthur Hudachek of West Liberty, Iowa, who is a farmer and tractor fan. He bought and reconditioned this tractor this spring. The editor had a hard time b

A. M. Wettach

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Lavinia, Iowa

This work was compiled from the tractor owners who have had hard luck with their machines and have used still harder luck in telling about it.

BEARING A thing that burns out at a busy time.

BUSHING Housing the tractor for the night.

CAMSHAFT Something too hard to find so it need never be looked for.

CRANK The fellow who says you can do it cheaper with a tractor.

DUST CAP Head gear worn by operator of tractor.

ENGINEER A useless sort of pest who designed the tractor in the first place.

FAN The thing that punches a hole in the radiator when it gets loose.

FIRING ORDER The sequence in which the cylinders blow up.

GASKET The box the tractor came in.

GREASE CUPS Places for hard oil usually empty.

IDLING Something the engine learns from the hired man.

IGNITION What you feel when you touch the spark plug.

IMPULSE STARTER One of the things that's never working right.

JACK A thing you never can find when you want to use it.

KEROSENE The stuff a tractor should run on and won't.

L-HEAD A name you can call your tractor when you're mad.

LUBRICATION The most commonly neglected part of a tractor.

MAGNETO The part nobody knows anything about.

MISSING The monkey wrench when you want it.

NEUTRAL Out of mesh with every thing.

NUT The loose end of a bolt.

TRANSMISSION The part they always cover up and hide.

VALVES Of two kinds, incoming and outgoing.

WORK GEARS The lowest type of cogwheel.