Collection Highlights

12-24 Bull Tractor

1968.0182 


Current Location:

Tractors Exhibition, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

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.

Back to top
Back to top