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Cleveland Motor Plow Company

Brief History of the Cleveland Tractor Company

The Cleveland Motor Plow Company was incorporated in 1916. Founded by Rollin H. White, manufacturer of the White steam car, the company began building a 10 drawbar horsepower crawler tractor, called the model R. This tractor used a four cylinder Buda engine.

In 1917, the company's name was changed to the Cleveland Tractor Company. This year's model was called the H. It was rated at 12/20 horsepower and used a four cylinder Weidley engine.