Your Favorite Tractor
1921 Frick 15-28
Jul 30, 2010
This tractor was featured for the month of July in the 2010 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
You can see this rare relic at the famous Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Museum, Kinzers, Penn. Owners Louie and Joy Frantz are long-time members of R&T.
The Frick Company of Waynesboro, Penn., made steam engines in the 19th century, which you can also observe parading at Rough & Tumble. This 89-year-old heavyweight Frick features a 4-cyl. Beaver engine–4 ¾ in x 6 in. bore and stroke. Operating speed: 900 rpm. Note that the engine site crossways. The tactor weighs 6,100 lb. In a 1920 Nebraska test, it delivered 19.48 drawbar, 30 brake hp. The Frick Company dates back to 1853, and built tractors from 1918 to 1928. It’s in the refrigeration business today.
Louie and Joy Frantz
Restoring the Frick was a Frantz family affair. Louis and son Jeff got it running, Joy stripped off the old pain, daughter Luann hand-painted the lettering and pin striping, grandson Joshua (pictured) was there for the ceremonial first start. In the shade is Rufus their Yorkshire terrier, who relaxed beneath the Frick on the hot July day this picture was taken.
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