Re: Tug 4 sale

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Posted by TheOldHokie on December 05, 2020 at 11:30:12 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Tug 4 sale posted by Select-O-Speed on December 05, 2020 at 08:47:04:

A quick Google search appears to ID's it as a Case VAIW-3.

A Case history book states that "By the second week in July 1942, wartime needs closed VA production for farm use, and only VAIW3 and VAIW4 (warehouse) units were produced. These were low-wheeled warehouse industrial-type units suitable for tow-motor work, characterized in many cases by a rear fender-weight arrangement of cast iron that weighed over 1000 pounds. The 3 and 4 number designations referred to single and dual rear wheel configurations. During wartime production, as many as 100 VAIW units were built daily". A photo caption says "note the running boards and the hood grab handles. This military model had special lighting for armed forces use - probably at airfields"

TOH


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