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MJ in the UK

12-20-2011 04:36:42

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Hi folks, we had a lot of LA tractors come to the UK on lease lend during world war 2. I notice on the ones in preservation that early ones had a wooden drivers platform and the later one have a steel platform so when did the change take place. thank for any help. MJ

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Gene Dotson

12-20-2011 10:28:49

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to MJ in the UK, 12-20-2011 04:36:42  
My 1948 LA has a steel platform and hydraulic brakes. Friend has a 1947 with wood platform and mechanical turning brakes.


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Jimmie D. Phelps

12-20-2011 15:54:33

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to Gene Dotson, 12-20-2011 10:28:49  
I had a 47LA with a wooden platform and a 48LA with steel. But there was more difference that the brakes. The 47 had a three spoke steering wheel and it was at a flater angle the front wheel spindles were at the top and the 48 at the bottom . The gear speeds were different too The 47 faster but because of that had less power in third gear(about the only gear I used). The fenders had more clearence on the 48. There was probaly more difference"s than what I listed.

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j hikemper

12-20-2011 08:49:47

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to MJ in the UK, 12-20-2011 04:36:42  
i can only chime in . about 45 yrs ago dad bought a 1944 wartime dc ,it has a steel heavy 4 spoked steerin wheel exactly that i have seen on case steam engines , the hand clutch lever was a 1/4 steel stamp cut lever , and it had a footwide wood platform made of oak 2 inch above the drawbar that ran the width of tractor,,.it also is a kerosene fuel manifold ..

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12-20-2011 08:15:27

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to olddog, 12-20-2011 04:36:42  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

You wouldn't happen to have a list what tractors were sent under lend lease would you?

I have some "lend lease" .303" ammo here from Winchester, and at one point had 5 Savage made #4Mk1* rifles with the "U.S. Property" stamp on them.

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MJ in the UK

12-20-2011 09:19:39

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to RGMartin, 12-20-2011 08:15:27  
Hi RG, I am afraid we are not able to find this infomation. I would like to know what numbers for each tractor came into the UK. We got S, SC, DEX, DC3, DC4, and LAs. They came into the UK via the agents Associated Manufacturing co depot at Wembley just outside London. I do not know the connection with this company and the US manufactuors of the AMCO stationary engines. Many thanks for your help lads. MJ

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Tommy Railsback

12-20-2011 06:45:12

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to MJ in the UK, 12-20-2011 04:36:42  
I'm not 100% sure but I would guess at 5281065 as they changed the fender style at that time. This was probably the time at which hydraulics became available although the parts book does not give that serial number, just the one for the fender change.

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Tommy Railsback

12-20-2011 08:09:36

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to Tommy Railsback, 12-20-2011 06:45:12  
I didn't look hard enough earlier this morning on the platform issue. The parts book shows the change as occurring at 5600001.I know that's not totally correct as our LA (5521180) had the steel platform.
All I can find on the hydraulic question is in "Full Steam Ahead" which says that hydraulics were available in August 1948.

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12-20-2011 08:48:40

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to Tommy Railsback, 12-20-2011 08:09:36  
Our 5311855 has a steel platform also.

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Tommy Railsback

12-20-2011 11:50:34

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 Re: CASE LA in reply to SDLars, 12-20-2011 08:48:40  
That jibes with what I said in my first response.

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