Buckley Old Engine Show Trivia Contest
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The following is the next trivia question along with the prior question’s answer, history, and the winner information!!
What tractor make & model had the longest production run?
The third person to email the correct answer to [email protected] along with their name and place of residence will win a fun Buckley prize.
Question: Three-part question:
1 – What farm equipment company was first to market with a PTO (power take-off) on a tractor?
2 – What make and model production tractor was it introduced on?
3 – What year was it introduced?
1 – International-Harvester
2 – The International-Harvester model 8-16 tractor
3 – 1918
History: Experimental power take-offs were tried as early as 1878, and various homemade versions arose over the subsequent decades. International-Harvester Company (IHC) was first to market with a PTO on a production tractor, with its model 8-16 introduced in 1918. Edward A. Johnson, an IHC engineer had been impressed by a homemade PTO that he saw in France about a decade before, improvised by a French farmer and mechanic surnamed Gougis. Johnson & his IHC colleagues incorporated the new idea into the 8-16 tractor and designed a family of implements to take advantage of the new feature. IHC was not alone in the market for long, as within a year PTOs were appearing on other production tractors from other companies. In 1920 IHC offered the PTO option on their new 15-30 tractor. The 15-30 was the first PTO equipped tractor to be submitted for a Nebraska tractor test.
What is a PTO? The PTO (power-take-off) shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between a farm tractor and implements.
International-Harvester 8-16 tractor
Tractor PTO (power take-off)
Congratulations to Chris Duggins of Eaton, Ohio. Chris won a 2020 Buckley calendar for being the 10th person to correctly answer the January 2020 Buckley trivia contest question.
Buckley Old Engine Show
***Trivia Contest Rules***
Each contest announcement will provide the contest details which will include:
- tractor and engine history related question,
- number of correct answer required to win (e.g. the 5th correct answer), and
- contest instructions
To enter contestants must email their correct answer, along with their name and city and state of residence to [email protected].
Each contest will award a fun Buckley prize such as a Buckley t-shirt, coffee mug, or other Buckley related goodies. The prizes will be randomly selected and announced with the posting of the winner.
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