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mercury industrial truck

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swamper

05-12-2010 14:46:21
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hey lookin at fixin up an old mercuryidustrial truck at a museum i volenttere at it was ran at the old spadina train terminal in toronto and need to get it running for display i need to konw where to get parts for this it says spadina mp tractor #456 thanks for and info




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noncompos

05-14-2010 08:30:58
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to swamper, 05-12-2010 14:46:21  
From the desc of the engine I"m thinking you"ve got something from the Mercury Tow Tractor line, that at some point became part of Pettibone, now Pettibone Mullikan; Pettibone was in Chicago for many years and is now in a Chicago suburb (Des Plains) per their website.
But there"s also the possibility you might have one of the old Bulley/Mercury "tractors" that"s had a more modern engine installed to replace the original...they were apparently designed to push as well as pull.
If you"ll Google (advanced search, exact phrase) Bulley tractor, two Googlebooks hits from the teens will come up, one with pix as a snowplow and one with a pic showing a different pusher snowplow(??-odd looking) but good to compare with yours.
The few pix I could find of the Pettibone Mercury were very modern; I didn"t try to find when these Mercury tow tractors were first built, or when they were swallowed by Pettibone. Reply (if you wish) to Bud pitybud@msn.com) so we don"t clutter the forum.

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noncompos

05-13-2010 21:32:26
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to swamper, 05-12-2010 14:46:21  
Didn't scratch around much, but if that's the Mercury from Chicago they also built the Bulley industrial tractor Chicago used for some snowplows etc. in the same years.
Several hits on Bulley tractor but nothing in the few I looked at identified engine (probably used same 2 and 4 cyl engine as the truck per a 1917 ring catalog: 41/4 bore, 5/16 ring, 3 ring piston on both 2 and 4 cyl).
That catalog set up by ring size, and for Mercury/Bulley ring size no engine builder's engine listed matched above specs; maybe made own?? or bought from another car builder??

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swamper

05-14-2010 04:00:03
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to noncompos, 05-13-2010 21:32:26  
motor is an old flat head 6 cyl and looks like a tractor. looks lokie it had plopw on front but then it say spadina M P tractor im thinking it came to work in toronto at a rail yard as bagage mover



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noncompos

05-13-2010 13:55:24
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to swamper, 05-12-2010 14:46:21  
well, it might be the Mercury truck built 1910-1917 in Chicago...they were high-wheelers (big fragile-looking wood spoke wheels, like an old carriage) with an unidentified two cyl two cycle air cooled engine to 1912, when they apparently switched to a four cyl....
There was also a Mercury industrial "tractor" (the company apparently later a part of Pettibone-Mullikan) that shows up as loaders, forklifts and ??? in 1960's catalogs with Wauk FC and other engines...

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rustyfarmall

05-13-2010 06:29:27
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to swamper, 05-12-2010 14:46:21  

swamper said: (quoted from post at 14:46:21 05/12/10) hey lookin at fixin up an old mercuryidustrial truck at a museum i volenttere at it was ran at the old spadina train terminal in toronto and need to get it running for display i need to konw where to get parts for this it says spadina mp tractor #456 thanks for and info


I'm not sure on the industrial part, but down here in the states, we call them Fords, and up in Canada, you call them Mercurys.

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swamper

05-13-2010 09:54:56
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to rustyfarmall, 05-13-2010 06:29:27  
no it says mercury and made in Chicago i'm not good in geagraphie but i'm sure thats in the us there buddy



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rustyfarmall

05-13-2010 10:57:43
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to swamper, 05-13-2010 09:54:56  
Apparently we are not on the same page here. Maybe you can provide a description of said "industrial" truck?



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swamper

05-14-2010 04:01:54
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 Re: mercury industrial truck in reply to rustyfarmall, 05-13-2010 10:57:43  
looks like a tractor for moving cart around don't have a good picture of it right now



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