12-24 Bull Tractor

12-24 Bull Tractor

Current Location:

Collection Storage Facility

Provenance:

Donation from the Ontario Science Centre (formerly Centennial Centre of Science and Technology), Toronto, Ontario

Technical History:

The 12-24 Big Bull is a small tractor that was also an experiment in tricycle design — it has steel wheels of three different sizes. Built for ploughing and belt work, it ran on gasoline or kerosene. Its cross-mounted engine enabled the power to be transferred more directly to the wheels. The 12-24 Big Bull was popular at first because of its affordability, but soon lost favour because it was unsafe and often got stuck in the field.

CAFM
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Artifact No.
1968.0182
Manufacturer
Bull Tractor Company
Manufacturer Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Manufacture Date
ca. 1918