Letters to the Editor

Recalling his own REO

| December 2006

Concerning the center photo, top of page 4 (Farm Collector, August 2006), I once owned a REO Lawnmower. It was equipped with a REO engine (I believe), and the piston operated at a 45-degree angle. A neighbor (about 45 or more years ago) had a REO rotary self-propelled lawnmower. I believe the blade and the wheels were each driven with separate small flat belts.

I am looking for information, literature and/or an owner's manual for a 1973 Bonanza tandem axle R.V. travel trailer (20-foot plus hitch). I traded for it but got no information. Can anyone help? A photocopy is fine.

I am a collector of sorts, primarily camping equipment such as old gas-fueled camping lanterns and liquid gas-fueled camping stoves. A short time ago, I took inventory of R.V. units here on the farm. It totaled 13, including two units stored here by my son and my son-in-law. We got into serious camping about 30 years ago. Nothing all that new, nothing all that large - just have fun! (After college, I worked in the industry for six years. This year is my 43rd year of farming.)

- Herbert Wodtke
R.R. 1, Box 49
Loogootee, IL 62857