12-24 All Purpose (1916-1917)

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The “sister” tractor to the 8-16 All Purpose the 12-24 was built with a larger bore and stroke having the same concept of being a two in one multi-tractor with combining a tractor and plow as one.

Rumely’s 12-24 tractor was of the same general design as the smaller 8-16 version. Its 4-cylinder engine carried a 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inch bore and stroke with a rated speed of 750 rpm. Production apparently lasted only into 1917. Quite possibly the design had its impetus from the Wolf tractor offered about the same time by Leo Rumely Tractor Co. of LaPorte. Leo Rumely was a brother of Dr. Edward Rumely and John Wolf was an uncle of the doctor. Rumely claimed this to be an ideal one-man plowing outfit, but the short-term production of these two models indicates that it, like others of the same general design were not the answer. For 1916, this 12-24 model listed at $975.


Tractor Info

Engine: Rumely

Cylinders: 4

Bore and Stroke: 4 1/2x6 3/4

RPM: 750

CID: 429

Fuel: Kerosene/Gasoline

Main Fuel Tank Cap: 22

Carburetor: Kingston

Drawbar HP:12

Belt PTO HP: 24

Weight: 8,900 lbs

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Last Updated: January 20th, 2023

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