Rumely Oil Pull

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Rumely Oil Pull tractor
Advance Rumely Oil Pull tractor

The Rumely Oil Pull was a line of farm tractors developed by Advance-Rumely Company[1] from 1910 to 1930. Most were very large tractors powered by kerosene-burning engines. The engine was designed to burn all kerosene grades at any load.

A popular model, the Type F, had a single cylinder of 10" bore and a 12" stroke. It was started by the operator stepping out of the cab via the large iron rear wheel, climbing onto the flywheel and using his bodyweight to get it turning, then quickly rushing back into the cab to adjust the choke and try to keep the engine running.


Models[edit]

Heavy Weights[edit]

Kerosene Annie

  • Rumely Model "B" Prototype. Only one remains, its fate uncertain.

Model "B" 25-45

  • 1910 Serial# 1 - 100
  • 1911 Serial# 2,101 - 2,269
  • 1912 Serial# 2,270 - 2,936

Model "E" 30-60

  • 1910 Serial# 101 - 236
  • 1911 Serial# 237 - 746
  • 1912 Serial# 747 - 1,678
  • 1913 Serial# 1,679 - 1,787
  • 1914 Serial# None Built
  • 1915 Serial# 1,819 - 2,018
  • 1916 Serial# 2,019 - 2,100
  • 1917 Serial# 2,997 - 8,724
  • 1918 Serial# 8,725 - 8,902
  • 1919 Serial# 11,500 - 11,596
  • 1920 Serial# 2,252 - 2,351
  • 1921 Serial# 2,352 - 2,402
  • 1922 Serial# 2,404 - 2,453
  • 1923 Serial# 2,454 - 2,503

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Advance-Rumely Thresher Co". Grace's Guide. Retrieved September 9, 2012.