Rumely OilPull L 15-25 and Rumely OilPull E 30-60
Oct 10, 2012
This tractor is featured for the month of April in the 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar.
That small dark-green Rumely OilPull is the first of the Lightweight OilPulls. A new stamped-steel frame replaced the traditional heavy I-beams. Open final drives were eliminated; all gears were enclosed in large cast iron housing. Steering was like an automobile. This smaller OilPull competed with the International 15-30 and John Deere D. It retained its distinctive cooling tower radiator—exhaust ejects through the top of the tower creating a draft that draws air into the tower (no fan needed) to cool oil coolant. It weighed only 5,900 lb. The large OilPull (owner is Iowan Dennis Powers) weighs 25,800 lb. with 10x12 bore and stroke – 30 hp drawbar, 60 hp belt. The E was built from 1911 – 1923 – looked like steamers.
Owner: Kee Groshong
A retired University of Missouri official, Kee restores and maintains a building full of rare and interesting tractors. The small Rumely is a favorite.
This tractor is featured for the month of April in the 2013 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar. A companion DVD is also available which runs 80 minutes and features all of the tractors and their owners. To order the calendar and/or DVD, call 800-888-8979 or go to www.classictractors.com