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Looks like a good snow pusher!

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Thanks Tony, that's it.
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One more. Independent front and rear steering so it could crab. I don't remember any rear spring.



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Colman tug with plow.













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I don't have pictures but we had alot of Coleman aircraft tugs in the Air Force, they sported a suicide knob and front and rear steering, you could make'em do all kinds of crazy things, like going down the flight line sideways. I don't remember what engines they had but will never forget the electric clutch with the clutch button on the gear shift knob. I got a real butt chewing from a CWO for taking a C-130 out of his hanger too fast, but he also said I was the best he'd ever seen on backing, what he didn't know was they backed just like a hay wagon. The Coleman didn't have a left and right brake like a farm tractor, but the front and rear steering made up for it.
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Two postwar Colenans Model G-55 with Comfo-Vision and self-made cabs.
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I think they made a tractor-dump trailer unit in the mid or late 1920's like a Euclid? I've seen pictures of such a unit both on the bridge replacement rt 8 Noblesboro, NY c. 1927 and c. 1930 in Palatine/Danube NY along the barge canal. Tom Siemons (Sterling owner) had sent me a photo of a Quickway? shovel on a Coleman at an old mine down in PA about 20 years ago, hope someone saved that one.

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Did anyone ask Don Chew how he found that Coleman in the nudist colony? Howe Bros. in Troy, NY built the Coleman units out here, popular on Chevy and GMC in the early 1950's when Walter and Oshkosh started getting expensive and towns realized they were expensive to use as regular dumptrucks. I always regarded Don Chew as the 4WD expert, hope he is still doing well.

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Here are a couple that were at the HVTA show in Greeley CO in 2009

Ken Kafla's 1929



and Jim Grumbles 1927



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Interesting info!

I suppose if someone wanted a Coleman badly enough they could have put it on a railcar.

Driving would have been a sloooow trip!

Jim

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Always think for yourself. Don't trust the government.

                                        All brands of fifth wheels professionally spin balanced.

Terrible ideas sometimes make the best memories.



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