F.C. Austin Co.

Multipedal 18-35 (1918-)

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Austin had been building construction machinery for some time prior to their 1918 entry into the tractor business. The Multipedal 18-35 was a heavyweight crawler model weighing 10,500 pounds. The Automatic engine had four cylinders of 5 1/2-inch bore and 6-inch stroke. Exceptionally long tracks were provided, with the weight being distributed over six rollers on each side. The final drive was made through roller chains to the bull gears. Reminiscence of those days recalls that engines of that size could be anything but “ automatic” when it came time to start up — especially on a cold winter morning.

Tractor Info

Engine: Automatic

Cylinders: 4 vertical, 5 1/2 x 7

Bore & Stroke: 5 1/2 x 6

RPM: 700

Fuel: Gasoline/Kerosene

Carburetor: Bennett

HP: Drawbar, 18; brake 35

Weight: 11, 500 lbs

Plows pulled: 4, 14-inch bottoms

Ignition: K. W., high tension magneto

Lubrication: Force pump

Cooling system: Pump circulation

Pulley: Face, 6 inches; diameter, 20 inches; RPM 330

Transmission: Enclosed gears

Traction: Two crawlers, 12 inches wide, 84 inches long

Speeds: Miles per hour, 1, 2, and 3

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Last Updated: June 9th, 2023

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