Eisenhower’s 1955 Cockshutt Black Hawk 40
Nov 03, 2010
This tractor is featured for the month of November in the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
This Cockshutt unique tractor was given to President Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower by the Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio Farm Bureaus in November 1955. It was used on Eisenhower’s farm adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the defining three-day Civil War battle. It is owned by Stan Wolf, who lives nearby, and it is the most cherished item in his extensive array of classic tractors, vehicles and antique machinery. Canadian manufacturer Cockshutt built Model 40s from 1949 to 1958. With its Buda 6-cyl. engine (3.43 x 4.12-in. bore/stroke), it rated 43 belt hp at 1650 rpm. In 1949, the Cockshutt 40 was among the first with independent PTO. This tractor was built in Ohio. This is the original Eisenhower Farm Barn in the picture.
Owner: Stan Wolf
Stan makes the rounds of tractor shows every summer in his state, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia. In January, he’s usually in the spotlight at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, an outstanding big event. Stan and daughter Audrey (Wolf) Weiland have produced a delightful book, “Ike, Gettysburg’s Gentleman Farmer.”
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