Denny Dotson, grandson of the man who killed the Little Giant tractor, works to preserve the tractor's history.
Al Anderson, Eagle Lake, Minn., with the restored Little Giant. Al did most of the body work, but engine restoration and pinstriping were completed by others. Al, an Allis-Chalmers enthusiast, passed away recently.
Abandoned in a field for at least 50 years, this Little Giant was in desperate need of restoration. Frank dePuydt began the process. After his death, his brothers finished the project as a tribute to him.
The Little Giant’s engine before restoration. The dePuydt brothers discovered a 1/4-inch bolt in the cylinder head.
Tractor hub emblazoned with the Little Giant company logo.
This 1917 Little Giant Model B is the only one known to be restored.
Of the 500 Little Giants made, only five are known to exist. This no. B537 engine, transmission and rear end were all built in Mankato, Minn.