Eagle Manufacturing Company

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Eagle 20-40 H (1928)

The Eagle Manufacturing Company of Appleton, Wisconsin first entered the farm equipment market in 1906 with a 32-horsepower (24 kW) tractor. In 1899 the company was located at 671 Superior St in Appleton Wisconsin.[1] In 1904 it built a production facility designed by architect Wallace W. De Long.[2] It returned to the marketplace several years later, in 1929 offering a 20-35 Model E. Based on a two-cylinder traction engine design, the engine measured 8.00x9.00 inches in bore and stroke. A truly massive affair, it was rated at 20 drawbar horsepower and 35 belt-pulley horsepower. Eagle also built its Model H alongside the Model E from 1926 to 1930. With an identical 8.00-inch (203 mm) bore to the Model E, but a 1.00-inch (25 mm) longer stroke at 10.00 inches, the Model H created a brawny 40 horsepower (30 kW) at the drawbar. Eagle was one of the first tractor manufacturers to use a 6-cylinder engine. It switched from 2 cylinders to 6 cylinders in 1930.[3] Eagle built tractors from 1906, but halted production during World War II never to start its assembly lines again.[4][5]


  1. ^ Appleton City Directory 1899. p. 259.
  2. ^ "Mills and Factories". The Improvement Bulletin. May 14, 1904.
  3. ^ Eagle Tractor, Gas Engine Magazine, Retrieved December 1, 2007
  4. ^ Agri chat, The free community farm bulletin board. Agrichat.com
  5. ^ HISTORY OF EAGLE MANUFACTURING - Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous - Steam Traction Shopping
  • "Farm Tractors", by Andrew Morland