Buckeye Mfg. Co.

Buckeye started building tractors in 1912 and took over the Lambert operations at Anderson, Indiana in 1916. They lost no time in getting out a nifty little half-track outfit called the “Buckeye Jr.”. It was compact and still capable of excellent tractive power. Excellent flotation was gained by the use of the half-tracks. Next in the series was the 1917 Buckeye “Chain Tread” tractor; a genuine tracklayer. The large track areas created less soil compaction, and this advantage was pointed out by the builders. The “Trundaar” 20-35 tractor came out in 1918. Trundaar crawlers used a unique oscillating linkage to better accommodate rough ground. Nine idler rollers supported each track. A larger 25-40 tractor was offered by Buckeye in 1920.

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Buckeye Manufacturing Company was founded by John William Lambert in 1884, in Union City, Ohio. Originally founded to manufacture horse-drawn buggy parts, they got involved in making tools and one early horseless carriage automobile. In 1893, they moved the company to Anderson, Indiana. They manufactured vehicles until 1917. Their factory was converted to a national defense facility and made military shells, caisson wheels, and fire engines. In 1919, they were renamed Lambert Incorporated. Buckeye was not listed in the tractor directories after 1923.


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