The Model 30 was Cockshutt’s first tractor and was produced at the plant in Brantford, Ontario. Cockshutt was the first manufacturer to master the challenge of live power take-off, or LPTO. Cockshutt engineers had designed a shaft “within a shaft” driven directly off the engine to a PTO clutch, which permitted PTO-driven equipment to continue to operate even when the transmission clutch was engaged and the tractor was stopped. This prevented painstaking, time-wasting unclogging of equipment and allowed the operator to remain safely on the tractor.
Both the tractor and harvester needed some hefty repairs—fabrication of missing parts, mechanical repair, sandblasting, and coating—but our crew was up to the task. Phil was beaming as he picked up the equipment. He’s on his way south now to show them off at the Florida Flywheelers’ 19th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show.