Love  At  First  Sight 1946-1957 by Leslie van de Ligt

Does it Get Any Sweeter Than This? For sale on the Highway. Brought us to a screeching halt and a fast backup. Out came the camera a fast as you please. Rain was no deterrent PICTURES were an absolute must have.This was the goal. The information I have found states that this would have been one of the last of round nosed tractors produced by Cockshutt, Rebel XSI Sigma DC 55-200mm

The original Cockshutt factory was founded by James G. Cockshutt in 1877. Located in Brantford, Ontario, James operated the company until it was incorporated in 1882. Primariliy a plow manufacturer, no one is exactly sure when Cockshutt started producing tractors.

by Danny Bowes (Dsl)

WWII had come and gone, with the Oliver-built Cockshutts selling strongly all the way through and in 1946 Cockshutt unveiled their own sensationally successful 30 tractor, with it’s industry revolutionalizing independent PTO. All fuel types, and four front end styles were available. The models 40, 20 and 50 followed, in that order, with independent PTO as standard equipment on the 40 and 50, and Diesel, distillate, and LPG versions of these available also. The 20, using a Continental Lhead 140 cubic inch 4 cylinder engine, was not available in either a Diesel or LPG version, or with independent PTO, but did later have a distillate option. Buda engines were used in the 30, 40, and 50 tractors, in all fuel types. The Buda Engine Company was bought out by Allis Chalmers in 1953, forcing Cockshutt to re-examine it’s engine alternatives. Perkins, Hercules, and, once again, Continental, engines were utilized in following Cockshutt models, as the Buda supply was used up. The 35 Deluxe, a model following midway between the 30 and 40 power sizes, used a Hercules GO198 4 cylinder gas engine, along with features of the larger 40 and 50 models, such as a 6 speed transmission, and over-the-engine steering. It also introduced the ‘Deluxe’ styling exercise, that of reversing the paint colours on the hood, grilles, and fuel tank. The effect was very appealing, and gave the nearly 10 year old ‘roundnose’ bodywork a fresh appearance. Models hence would employ this paint scheme, and would be known as ‘Deluxes’. These models even were provided with a cigar lighter! The 20 Deluxe’s operator’s platform was measurably improved by offseting and tilting the steering column up, and offsetting the gear shifter, thereby making it much easier to mount and dismount than it’s predecessor. Another major upgrade was the heavy duty round tube front axle, which replaced the rather flimsy, and easily damaged, square tube type of the previous model. The models 40D4 and Golden Eagle featured a Perkins L4 4 cylinder Diesel engine, of 169.5 cubic inches, and an excellent fuel economy rating. The last roundnose model to appear was the Golden Arrow, a 1957 ‘show’ tractor, built in very limited numbers, to present the new draft sensing three point hitch of the upcoming 540 and 550 models. It also featured the transmission of the forthcoming 550. The front frame, engine, and sheet metal were the same as a 35. Originally intended to be returned to Brantford for upgrading to full 550 models, some Golden Arrows escaped, and are much sought after collector tractors today.

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  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    Looks in mint condition Leslie! What a superb find and so beautifully captured……………..for sale huh? did you buy her?
    hugs, Rosie xoxoxo

  • Not quite yet but John’s wheels are still spinning! I won’t be surprised :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 5 years ago

    Boy, did you luck out Leslie coming across this. It’s a gem, and does it ever stand out from the dull background. Good going dear. I also applaud you for the provided information. Hugs, Ron

  • Thanks ever so much Ron! The title sums up the image perfectly I thnik. Take care. Hugz Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    great image i liked

  • Thanks Scott much appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the read Leslie. This one looks in excellent shape, love the bright red color.

  • Thank you very much Larry. She really is an eye catcher. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Awesome find and great capture. So used to seeing John Deer’s green and yellow. Nice to see something different !!

  • Thank you very much Sean. Appreciated.:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 5 years ago

    great find and amazing color

  • I could not believe my eyes when I saw this on the highway way. It just sat there begging to have it’s picture taken with those wonderful colors. Thank you for your kind comments. Cheers :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 5 years ago

    Great photo of this cute little tractor!

  • Thanks so very much Stephen. Take care>:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    I knew a fishermen that would have jumped at the chance to buy this, sadly he died at sea in 2004. Besides his family, collecting older farm machinery was his favorite hobby!! Beautiful photo!!

  • Oh Gail, that is so sad. I would have helped him get it to. Thanks for the compliment:>))Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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