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On the Cletrac of Mr. Mäenpää
May 1998

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by Kurt Ristniemi

 

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Page updated 14.08.2005
Published 16 January 2000

© Kurt Ristniemi, 2000



Sometimes we run into areas filled with vehicles. 

 

It takes time to gather information on the vehicles we find. Sometimes too long. And very often I just cannot find enough information about a vehicle to justify a page of its own. Yet they are interesting and charming vehicles, well worth getting presented in my Wonderful World of Vehicles.

Here are some of the tractors.
There is only one entry of each make with only one model of the make covered. The most common makes and models we have met at several locations. And there are different models as well of these makes that we have met with. But little by little they will perhaps get pages of their own. 

 

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Belarus T 40 (LTZ)

Location: Nokia, Finland
Visited: 4 April 1998

LTZThis Belarus was made by the Lipetskij Traktorij Zavod (LTZ) in Belorussia, Soviet Union. It is a TRAKTOR T 40.

Also tractors of the Minsk Traktor Zavod (MTZ) were imported with the name Belarus.

Wikipedia:
Belarus (tractor)
Minsk Tractor Plant

 

 

Caterpillar

Location: Between Karvia and Parkano, Finland
Visited: 9 May 1998

'Katepillari'
While returning from Kauhajoki we found a wooded site with loads and loads of vehicles among the bushes. There were also several different sized Caterpillars.

 

Wikipedia:
Caterpillar Tractor Company

 

 

Cletrac

Location: Kauhajoki, Finland
Visited: 9 May 1998

Mr. Aatos Mäenpää at Kauhajoki collects anything that moves by motor. On his yard there is this 'tankki', an American Cleveland crawler tractor that absolutely should  get a page of its own. In due time...

The Cleveland Tractor Company
S/N 30043

 

 

 

DT75

Location: Kauhajoki, Finland
Visited: 9 May 1998

One of the tractors on Aatos Mäenpää's yard was this Soviet made DT75. In Finland they were sold under names of 'Harkov' as they were made in Harkov, or  the overly Finnish 'Valto'. The actual name 'Vladimirez' was probably found too difficult for Finns. 

 

 

 

 

David Brown 880

Location: Between Vesilahti and Tottijärvi, Finland
Visited: 23 May 1998

'Taavetti'
While driving to the Rämsöö Hard Technology Day, we saw this nice David Brown on the field. Quite obviously on display.

Wikipedia:
David Brown Ltd

 

 

Deutz

Location: Ylöjärvi, Finland
Visited: 28 August 1998

Lurking at an industrial area, this orange one is most probably a West German Deutz 25 type SS.

 

 Wikipedia:
Deutz AG

 

 

Ferguson

Location: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Visited: 25 April 1998

'Fergu', 'Verku'
At the Mäkelä industrial area together with some other tractors stood this English Massey-Harris-Ferguson.

 

 

Wikipedia:
Ferguson TE20
Ferguson Company
Massey-Ferguson

 

 

Ford 4000 Major

Location: 
Visited: August 1998

This Ford 4000 Major represents the design of early '60s that I never liked with its prominent nose. 

 

 

 


Fordson Super Major

Location: Between Karvia and Parkano, Finland
Visited: 9 May 1998

While returning from Kauhajoki and studying an area with several Caterpillars, we also found other vehicles. Like this 4 wheel drive Super Major with front loader.

 

Wikipedia:
Fordson tractor

 

 

Hanomag

Location: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Visited: 25 April 1998

At the Mäkelä industrial area there is a yard with some tractors. This West German Hanomag is one of them.

 

 

 

 

McCormick International
by
International Harvester

Location: Loppi, Finland
Visited: 14 March 1998

'Natikka', 'Intikka'
One of the tractors of a tractor collector Erkki Eskolin at Loppi. There were more tractors inside...

 

Wikipedia:
International Harvester

 

 

Nuffield Universal

Location: Kauhajoki, Finland
Visited: 9 May 1998

'Nutikka'
On Aatos Mäenpää's yard among several other vehicles, was also this Nuffield...

Mr. Mäenpää deserves most likely a page all of his own.

 

Wikipedia:
Nuffield Universal

 

 

Valmet 15

Location: Mäntsälä, Finland
Visited: 26 April 1998

'Pikku-Valmet', 'Piikkilangankiristäjä'
('Barbered Wire Tightener': enough power to tighten, but not enough to snap a barbered wire)

Sometimes you find vehicles at unexpected sites. This tiny Finnish 15 HP Valmet from 1954 was standing on the yard of a flea market. Quite near to center of Mäntsälä.

Valmet is a Finnish tractor make.

 

Wikipedia:
Valmet

 

Unidentified
Fiat 25 R ?

Location: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Visited: 3 August(?) 1997

This photo was taken just for fun. At a time I not yet was interested in tractors. And not in ones still in use anyway! Therefore I did not write its make and model down. 

Yet it is a most charming tractor anyhow. 

It does have the looks of some Fiat tractors...

 

 

 

Unidentified
International Harvester
Farmall, but McCormick or  Deering?

Location: Vammala, Finland
Visited: 23 May 1998

On the back yard of the Vammala Tractor Museum stands this tractor with some company. At its back there is some hydraulic apparatus, for which, obviously, the extra frame with a barrel is attached to the front.

 

 

 

Unidentified

Location: Between Karvia and Parkano, Finland
Visited: 9 May 1998

At the same site with the Fordson Super Major there also was this handsome. So far I dearn't even make a guess what it was. Though some bigger MAN tractors had this kind of front axel assembly.

 

 

 

 

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