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The Brockway Tractor Company


By richard - Posted on 08 June 2011

     On, or about the year 1936, the Brockway family formed the All American Tractor Company. Soon after, the name was changed to The Brockway Tractor Company. Few tractors were built, but those that were had 1928 Chevrolet engines,transmissions and final drives. In 1939, the Brockway Truck Company asked the tractor company to change its name. In 1940, the Leader Tractor Company was formed. 1943 brought a lot of changes and WW II stopped the tractor business. In 1945, steel became available and the Brockway family was building tractors again. This time, the tractors were powered with new Hercules IXB-5 engines. In 1948, Walter Schott had control of 85% of the production of Leader tractors and other farm equipment manufactured by the Brockways, which ultimately forced the Brockways out of business. The Leader Tractor Company, under Walter Schott's control, closed in the mid 1950's.

943 brought a lot of changes and WW II stopped the tractor business. In 1945, steel became available and the Brockway family was building tractors again. This time, the tractors were powered with new Hercules IXB-5 engines. Free Movies Online
There are stores all over the U.S. so you will need to visit their website to determine if there is one near you. Once you locate a store or two that is close enough for you to work in, you simply sign up for the Tractor Supply Company free career site through their website. :))

They are not the only company that has happened to. Tate-Root-Heath company of Plymouth, Ohio, manufacturers of Plymouth tractors were asked by Chrysler, to change their name, Chrysler had been using the name on their line of cars. A battle ensued and it was noted that several years earlier, prior to Chrysler using the name,  Tate-Root-Heath had built a single car using the name Plymouth so they held the legal rights to the name. Chrysler made them an offer and purchased the rights to the tractor from Tate-Root-Heath, and with serial number 314 the name was forever changed to Silver King.  The line was discontinued in 1954.

This proves that under a bag management, a good business can fail, unfortunately. Who would think about changing names when things just started to move? I tend to believe that if Walter Schott had a car donation business, he would have ruined it, as well..

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