Antique Miscellaneous Tractor: Rumley DoAll
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This tractor appeared after Rumely acquired the Toro tractor. Two styles were available. The tractor was produced from 1928 to 1931. 3,192 of these tractors were built.
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Comments on this Tractor
Derek Redinbaugh wrote on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 (PST):My grandfather was Jim Keenan, the do-all man . He owned all four models 1928-1931 of the Rumely tractors. He onced farmed with one when he was 24. He sold it and later bought it back for 800.00. He completly restored the tractor and put an electric starter on it. He tracked down the other three tractors and restored them as well. I used to go with him to tractor shows in Nebraska when I was growing up. It was fun to watch him whip cookies in the plow tractor that had a pivoting wheel in the rear. Im not sure who owns them now, but I hope they are taken care of like my grandfather would hope they are.
Ken Hess wrote on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 (PDT):I was at the Mabel, MN Steam Engine days Sep. 8th and they had a Rumely 14-28 there and also there was a quite small Rumely Oil Pull that was only about 8 ft. long. I couldn t find any details on it. I thought at first it was a Do-All but now see that it wasn t. Is there a way I could submit photos and see if anyone could identify this small Rumely Also I have a picture of another steam engine tractor that I can t identify. It is similar to a Port Huron but the name on the front of the boiler is something else that I can t read. Thanks for any assistance. Ken Hess
John J Hunt wrote on Friday, September 14, 2007 (PDT):My father Vearl Hunt owned a new Du-all rom about 1928 until he traded it for a 1937 or 1938 Allis Chalmers model B . I remember one evening he ran out of gasoline and used kerosene to finish plowing. I do remember it had spade lugs and would shake you to pieces. John
John J Hunt wrote on Monday, March 26, 2007 (PST):My dad had one that looked just like the picture from about 1928 or 1929 until he traded it for a model B Allis Chalmers in 1937 or 1938. Hadn t saw one since until we attended the old Threshers in Mt Pleasant Iowa and the fellow from Omaha was there with his two. Thanks.
Galen Beck wrote on Monday, June 13, 2005 (PDT): I have a Rumley DoAll tractor, Wakashaw engine, Model XA282E Date on engine 1932 with the tricycle front and the final drive wheels that could be rotated to raise the tractor for cultivating. It has all the parts. The radiator is apart. The top tank is in good shape. The fuel tank has some rust holes in it. The engine is lose. Have all the lugs and front steering rings. Would sell.
Gene from Wis. wrote on Thursday, March 17, 2005 (PST):I just received a small metal tag with a slot on top which I think had a leather strap on it for ataching to you belt. It has "Rumely DoAll Tractor", with a picture of a tractor on the front and on the back it says,"Advance Rumely Threashing Co. Inc., La Porte, Indiana, Power Farming Machinery Specialists". Anyone one know about what year this could be from or where it came from? Thank you.
jim bruce wrote on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 (PST):we had a rumely do all with the 4 cyl waukesha engine. also had a rumely pull type combine withhe same engine. the rear wheels could be moved forward causing the jack gears to raise the tractor so you could cultivate corn. a long tail was added with a castor wheeel on th rear. this wheel locked when driving straight and was unlocked to turn around using the brakes. the steering was then hooked to the drive wheels so they could be turned just a little, keeping the tractor on the row. the seat, steering wheel, clutch, gearshift, and brakes were extended back to the castor wheel so you sat at the front of the castor wheel, astraddle the extension. the cultivator had two foot pedals to shift the cultivator sideways if you got off the row a little. you really took a ride sitting over that tail wheel when you turned around at the end of the row. i saw the hired man turn around in a shallow ditch and it came around so fast he could'nt get his foot off the brake sso kept going round and round. each time the small castor wheel went down in the ditch it would almost throw him off. i was a lilttle boy and thought it was really funny, but it could have been serious.
Bob wrote on Saturday, December 04, 2004 (PST):Hi folks still looking for front steel wheels for a Tri-cycle Rumely Do-All if anyone has information on the where abouts please contact me by e-mail. The part number is C4C419. I also need the original steering wheel also and that part number is C4C264. Thanks everyone!
Cory Christison wrote on Monday, June 28, 2004 (PDT):ATTN; BOB MEYER!!! I believe your friend's engine is a 14-28 type H engine...there is a chance it may be a 16-30...basically the same engine...Rumely just re-rated that engine at one point...but most likely the it is the 14-28 there is a complete serial number listing at www.oilpull.com
Mel wrote on Sunday, September 28, 2003 (PDT):Looking for info, parts (engine block) availability for a model X rumeley, any help appreciated. Mel
Fred Michels wrote on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PDT):We have a Rumly six 6 cylinder and need parts> a timeing chain or gear, magnito and other. Please contact me or betythompson at midrivers.com Thanks Betty Thompson
Bob Meyer wrote on Monday, May 26, 2003 (PDT):A friend of mine has an Oklahoma title to a Rumley tractor. Dated as purchased in 1919 and has an engine number of 16011. Does this have any real value? What more should this tell me? like what model it was and why just the engine number instead of serial number?
Carol wrote on Sunday, February 16, 2003 (PST):My dad has a 25-15 Rumley type L tractor and is looking for parts. Does anyone know a source. Thanks
Guy Brown wrote on Thursday, November 28, 2002 (PST):I was once at the wheel of on of these great old rumley doall's. It was great for gettin the job done. slow and reliable. pussy is good
Priscilla wrote on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 (PDT):The correct spelling is RUMELY, after Meinard Rumely founder of the company.
Norris Smith wrote on Monday, May 20, 2002 (PDT):So what is it, Rumely or Rumley?
derek wrote on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 (PST):PLEASE INCLUDE ME IN YOUR NEWSLETTER'S THANK-YOU .
jonathan wrote on Monday, July 23, 2001 (PDT):I just purchased a Do All in very poor shape, most of it is there axcept the original steering system ,fenders and front steel,. The rest needs serious restoration. I am looking for any parts an information that is out there.
doug wrote on Friday, December 08, 2000 (PST):we have a toro model b 4cyl. eng. with a steel dumpbed and steel cleeted rear wheels can you provide any info on this tractor needs extensive restoration would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction thanks
John Ne... wrote on Monday, September 11, 2000 (PDT):Sept.00,, Rumley also built a most curious tractor that the final drive and rear wheels could be rotated forward and locked, positioning the drive wheels in the center of the tractor. the front axle was then removed, and a trailwheel attached to a rear implement supported the tractor, steering was then with brakes, fellow name of Keenan in Omaha has 2. restored and takes them to Camp Creek show in Nebraska.
Bill Dunham wrote on Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (PDT):My father owned a 1929 Rumley Do All that we rebuilt. It had a 4 cylinder Waukeshaw engine. The same engine was used in the "International 6 speed special delivery truck". The tractor had a "Twin Disc" clutch and a 3 speed transmission. The drive wheels were flat about 12 inches wide with spade lugs. One version had a very wide stance on the rear wheels which made it very difficult to plow with.
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