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Gilbert Lamb

11-27-1999 05:21:02

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Seeking general info on the Tractomotive Corp. located in the northern Chicago suburbs circa 1950.
Started by "Van" Dobeus with some Allis-Chalmers investors and sold circa (?) to Allis Chalmers.
"Van" was former Chief Engineer at Allis Chalmers Springfield and had a brother Joseph, owner of Lakefield Manufacturing, Milwaukee. Manufactured bldes and loaders for earth movong equipment.

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Doyle Henrie or Nancy Tra

07-30-2005 06:58:27

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 Re: Tractomotive in reply to Gilbert Lamb, 11-27-1999 05:21:02  
I have recently purchased a front end loader and would like any information reguarding parts, ordering, etc.,

Tractomotive Corp
Deerfield ILL.
Name-Tracto Loader
Ser# 453

Model 11D1B Ser# 10219
Ashtabula Ohio

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Bill Dobeus

03-21-2000 14:49:24

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 Re: Tractomotive in reply to Gilbert Lamb, 11-27-1999 05:21:02  
Dear Gil, Found your Van Dobeus/Tractomotive web site inquiry. Please call me at home after April 1st. I have everything you may need on the subject.

Bill Dobeus

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koeckeritz Exc

12-05-1999 10:19:57

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 Re: Tractomotive in reply to Gilbert Lamb, 11-27-1999 05:21:02  
Tracto-motive built equipment for other companys and was buoght out by AC if I remember right / like henry co / was incorparated under AC line to suplement ther designs / HD-5 G many people think is a tracto-motive / that tag on loader is mounted in such prominence on loader frame .. Coke in MN try the AC storry by Swendel for reff.

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