Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:25 pm
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:54 pm
D.Nickerson wrote:Hi guys. It seems we have a tractor I have completly forgot about. It's buried in the brush, and I looked at it a little today. Maybe you guys can fill me in a little on it. It's a Schramm unit. 3 cylinders are engine and 3 are air compressor. It has a Schramm grill, long hood, and an air storage tank underneath where the hood and fuel tank meet. It also has a wide front.
I know it's an International cause of the IHC stamped into the castings and parts. But what I don't know is what model it is. I THINK it's something like a 300 utility or something along those lines. I didn't take any pictures yet, so I can't give you one yet. But I'm hoping that someone will know what it is without one. I'll try to get a picture by the end of the week. Thanks for any help you can offer. Doug
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:29 pm
George Willer wrote:
If this helps at all here's a very poor picture I took several years ago.
It's a Schramm Pneumatractor. I was trying to buy this one several years ago by sealed bid. They're very collectable even though most railroad repair crews had one and there were a lot of them in service. This one was used in a quarry to power jack hammers for secondary blasting.
I didn't realize there was an IH connection.
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:15 pm
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:26 pm
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:00 am
Rudi wrote:That Scramm is very very collectible. Harold Jones, he is a Trucker up here and a Cub, Letter Series Collector. He has two of the Schramms. One is the Pneumatractor or whatever it is called, and from what I understand it is 1 of 3 IH Base Tractors known to exist. This one may be one of the 3 or maybe it is the 4th..
Harold shows his Schramm every year in Sussex.. which is based on a I-4 with the Scramm powerplant, along with the other Schramm that is built up from an Allis Chalmers chassis -- not sure of the Model.
If this is indeedy a Schramm, it may be worth one heck of a lot of mullah..
If I remember correctly it is a 6 cylinder.. 3 are to power the compressor/tractor and 3 for the compressor itself.. Awful nice unit
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:06 am
parts man wrote:I've got a few pics of Harold's tractor.
It's a pretty impressive machine. It will blow the dump valve on the tank at 100 PSI from empty in about 9 seconds and maintain 60 PSI on a 1" open line!!
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:20 pm