Opposite left: A 1937 Model KVW, or “Klear View Wide,” once owned by the author. It’s the same length and height as the KV, although a wider front axle and a 6-inch spacer between the rear axle housing and the final drive on each side give it a wider stance. The cultivator has Oliver shovels and pin-break shanks, while two foot levers allow the gangs to be steered on crooked rows. Centaur also used Oliver bottoms, coulters and jointers on their plows.
Above: A postwar LeRoi Tractair. The engine and air compressor used separate cylinder blocks, but shared a common crankshaft.
Below: A Centaur Model 2G with a LeRoi engine.
Left: A Centaur highway mower from the 1930s. The LeRoi engine is the same as that used on the Model 2G, except the radiator is in the front. (Photos by Sam Moore.)
Below: A Centaur Model F with a New Way engine and two handles for steering.
Above: Cover of a sales brochure for the Centaur KV, showing the view from the driver’s seat.