Model T Shop Mule Tractor

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Model T Shop Mule Tractor

Post by VFeditor_Aleesa » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:08 pm

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Shop Mule Tractors like this 1940s model were used in factories, industrial facilities, and railways to haul heavy cargo in confined spaces. Ford Motor Co. used and sold Model T-based Mules. Anyone ever come across a surviving one? I'm working on a story about them and would love a photo of an existing or even a recreated one. Please let me know if you can help.

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Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

Post by TFan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:37 am

Aleesa, I did a quick google search for "Vintage shop mule or tug/ tractor" and came up with this. I just went to the pics that they featured and looked for one that looked like it could be a T. If I just put in "shop mule" they wanted to sell me shoes, just gotta know how to phrase things. Jim

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Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

Post by VFeditor_Aleesa » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:36 am

Thanks, a couple of those are definitely along the right line. Might even be a lead for a preserved one.
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Re: Model T Shop Mule Tractor

Post by gary80005 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:01 pm

I know you posted this almost a year ago, but I just saw it. We have a Model T Mule in our Mile High Model T Ford Club. The member who owns it is Gail Dins. Gail acquired it after the longtime owner, Bob Baston, passed away about 5 years ago. The mule is called "Little Eva," after Bob's wife. I'm not sure if that was a compliment or said something about her personality. Gail has all the history on it and we featured it in our newsletter a year or so ago. I think it may have been used in the Denver Model T Ford assembly plant. That building is still in existence and is located at Interstate 25 and Broadway in Denver. Bob Baston used to pull a trailer full of kids in the annual Harvest Day Parade with Little Eva every year. Let me know if you would like to get in touch with Gail.

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