History edit since cockshutt did not have a tractor design of its own yet in 1929 an arrangement was made to distribute allis chalmers model 20 35 and united tractors. The state of the art cockshutt 30 tractor the first modern production tractor built in canada was also the first tractor in the world to be equipped with live power take off.
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In 1958 cockshutt introduced another full line of tractors 540 550 560 and 570 that had their sheet metal styled by raymond loewy.
Cockshutt history. Cockshutt tractor parts history and information. Cockshutt manufactured tractors through the 1950s. Lpto made the farmers life easier because it reduced plugging of balers swathers mowers pull type combines and other pulled implements.
Cockshutt plow company was formed as the brantford plow works in 1877 by james cockshutt. There are then a number of individual houses and farms. Primariliy a plow manufacturer no one is exactly sure when cockshutt started producing tractors.
The origins of the companys agricultural business can be traced to the 1870s and various businesses operated by the cockshutt family. The first items produced by cockshutt were stoves and walking plows. 1850 of the models were built and a beautiful print was made of the cream and orange tractor.
A cockshutt 30 after restoration. The history of the cockshutt farm equipment co. These two villages as well as the hamlet of english frankton make up the main settlements of cockshutt cum petton.
The son of a very successful toronto and brantford ontario merchant and himself quite an entreprenuer james g. The cockshutt plow company was registered in 1910. Ltd brantford ontario canada.
The cockshutt blackhawk 35 was introduced in 1956 to promote the acquisition of the ohio cultivator company. In 1946 cockshutt began making the first line of modern farm tractors manufactured in canada. James cockshutt passed away a few years later and his father ignatius cockshutt.
Cockshutt cum petton is the name of the combined parish council of the two historic single village parishes of cockshutt and petton. In 1882 the business was incorporated to become the cockshutt plow company. The tractor covered the mid range of the market with 425 horsepower 317 kw.
Cockshutt opened a business called the brantford plow works in 1877. In 1935 cockshutt took on the oliver tractor line distributing then in canada. Located in brantford ontario james operated the company until it was incorporated in 1882.
Instead of the streamlined smooth curves he designed for farmall in the 1930s he changed the style to a very boxy look. About cockshutt tractors the original cockshutt factory was founded by james g. James was continuously improving products making them more efficient.
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