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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAW TF.S rmi urrtutmtxuR tu�.v tmiuut Talk on Lubricating the Tractor (By V. E. Green 31 lutem-Kicis*} H�nrr*t�r t>. n K��tt>^ aasi Tractor SrfKxA. February Sta. at whSco S�* Kr.si��vr* \\>r* EnrolhHl > Tn (he derrlopnse nt r>? \V>*!rr:i Cv.i-' ada the tractor both steam and Internal combustion have plaved r sr^i! pari nnd will continue to ho a s.r�:. factor in eonverting iho virgin prairie' into fields of waiving grain. The small g.isolinf anil kerosene engine seem to have suppUwed to a certain extent the stoain as well a* the'. larger gasoline and oil hi!r::ir.s engines. In fact it has boon de.i;.>:-.:;rated that tl�-.> small tractor is the ;v.o>t , practical for intense farming nv.it unquestionably intense fanning is what ; pays the larger dividends. The Internal combustion engine aside, from the first cost is a very oxtravas-i ant piece of machinery for it-.stac-e j take what (Trade of fuel you choose. { Destltate, gasoline, or kerosene, each; we will assume contain l'.'P per cent, j of power or energy. 1: has been prov-i en that 33 per cent of this energy is ; lost through radiation. per cent.! through the exhausi in unburned j passes: C5 per ,oii:. ios: through fric- ] tion, slippage of drive wheels and belts; this leave* !."> percent power; nctually delivered. The !"> percent energy is then marie n-o of as follows; { 35^-loss through rv.tii.ir.on. -~>rcloss through unburned gasses. 2.")Tr loss through frli-tiou. l-*>1r power delivered. The above figures are startling, but have been scientifically worked out , and prciven^to be correct. However | we will see if anything can be done � to reduce this S5 percent loss. j Heat is power, and we know there is a tremendous amount of heat thrown K through the radiator and circulating system of an internal combustion engine, but up to the present no invention has been made to avoid this radiation, in fact if it were nofrfor this j radiation the intense heat at the point of explosion, often as high as oOOO degrees F.. would in a very fe.w mfnutes reduce the cylinder and'piston to a mass of molten metal: so under present construction there is nothing we can do to reduce this I035. � Next we come to the 25 percent loss 1 through energy and unburned gasses. j You will find by removing the exhaust Upipe there is a tremendous amount of i power passes through the exhaust 1 valve, which with the present construc-' tion cannot be utilized and it is also � impossible to reclaim the unburned ; gasses that pass through _the-exhaust,:  jo we will have to pass tip asvjmpos-' j sible reducing this less of unburned-' 'gasses. . - We now come to the loss of 25 percent through friction. Friction is a great power destroyer and friction is' everywhere present in the moving parts of ti>e intern*! rombuMtoa et>-sin� Hat by proper l�bri�-*tloa "frie-t'.on" ti� .1 certain extent can bo re-dnet-v!. aiul the '.eagth of senrioo of your easine increa^eO. S.el u* for a few minute* consider the amount of friction of the. piston. This eusrine tl.ll.Ci is a tw>t cylinder, fevir ryel�� type with a t">lj bore S inch stroke. The piston tnnst be fitted to the cylinder very tUcht to hold the compression feet per minute. Can.you Imagine the amount of friction produced by these two surface* travelling at tha't rate of speed* To reduce this friction a film of "oil .005 of an inch thick must remain constantly between these two surfaces under conditions that are most incomprehensible; With a temperature in the combustion chamber ranging fw>m 300 to oOn* degrees F.. this film of oil not only reduces this friction but with tlir piston rinsrs must seal the compression in the explosion chamber on the compression stroke and at the titne of explosion hold the expanding passes so that the power is delivered to the crank from which it is delivered to the other parts o! the tractor. This temperature of 3000 degrees F.. is produced in the combustion chamber 150 times per minute. The greater part of this heat is carried off through radiation and the exhftust. but as iron is a good conductor of heat a portion of it is absorbed by the piston and cylinder walls; this film of oil must withstand this tremendous heat and yet retain a body sufficient to keep the surfaces of the piston and cylinder from coming in contact. .As to the composition of an oil that, will withstand this tremendous strain I will not attempt to discuss: in fact I could not if 1 so wished. But there are a few properties that an oil must have to do this work that we can consider. ' First, a gasoline or kerosene engine cylinder oil, must have a certain "viscosity" at working temperature tv Viscosity is best explained as "adhesion"' and "cohesion." Adhesion means that the oil must have certain proper-ties that will make it stick to surfaces of the piston and cylinder and-keen "them from .'coming in contact and increasing ' friction. ; ^Cohesion* that an oil most/have certain properties, that will make it stick together tc seal the explosion chamber. Remember these properties must be =0* t�!K* t�M oi\ Ia* * I c*mla �t>�Hp�i!y **� &tai �t wfc*� itvi-1 h>uc\t And b* �urv th�� �i\ yt>u bay hi* * the pr�>p*r �*ohe�Kin ,�nd �dhe�ion Alt **rMus t*mp*ratur*�. [ Sts-oact. lutvraai >-i>;�bu�:K\n wnittne i cylinder oil n�u�: hAv�\ certain' hf*t I And erajvration tests to Bi��> e(fiel�nt ] lubrlc*t:i>�, these te.��s are wh�t U | known a* "fljuh test" and "fire test." 1 "Flash �e*:" miMn.i the temperature j at which an oil will jclw oft s�sso.i I that will Ignite when the blase of a I Uper or match Is applied to the sur-} fac* of the oil. I Fir* test means that temperature at j which an oil will entirely burn up or' b�> citnsumetl. These are two very important properties a good cylinder oil must have; If an oil has a slash point below the working conditions of the engine It will flash or evaporate and leave the balance increased in viscosity, gummy etc.. will luerewse friction and require an abnormal amount of oil to keep the cylinders lubricated. "Fire test" is probably the most important test of a cylinder oil; In the movement of the piston through the cylinder backward and forward or up and down as the case may be there is a certain amount of oil that works � by the piston rings and into the com-� bustion chamber, this oiP should burn at the next explosion and leave little { or no deposit on the piston or cylinder walls; If the oil has too high fire test it will not burn ami will leave it deposit and on the intake stroko this deposit will gather and condense par-ticals of the generated gasses, which at the tline of explosion will not explode but will burn and will leave a deposit of carbon which will accuml-late at each succeeding explosion ami in time cause the engine to knock, deteriorate the generated fuel and in time necessitate the grinding of valves and a general cleaning of the cylinder and piston. 1 will not go farther into the reducing of the 25 percent loss in friction. However I believe by proper lubrication and care of an engine this loss may be reduced; if only - percent it means an addition to your 15 percent "power delivered" that will justify a careful selection of oils and taking good care of your tractor. In procuring the proper oil for the cylinder as well as the external part3 of your engine it is impossible for y3u to make these tests necessary to determining what oils is best and will meet working conditions. My advice is. not to buy your oils from the "fly in the night" salesman that comes to your place with a long story of tests, carbonless, etc.. but to get your oil from a reputable firm that have made these tests both in a laboratory and under working conditions and who you tHNtt* ���t*4 *�Jt mm* tat ***** *r�i At* rw�MM--�t*4�a �.r Mi* MM*h��- ta v-o�ct�*kMk js>�i fe*v� b��ft fitttel spwn tit prv*lav�. prvKlvv�>> m taer�*#e prvductKiu fix^JUluH. I wilt aiW t�oibia$ to thu. Hut wouM U\� ii> lmi>rt'� ut1'1."! jim tanport-�Bi-e Krt ��!* of �-^oaoB�y �t N*i �ud lubrK^tlax oil*, tKmt run your easier un��e��*�*r>. Ivn't wa*t� �*�� tine* V�W can upvntl your dollars a* you please, but yvu h�ne n� rt*l\l u\ wastio one ilrxn^ot the precious fuel "HAPPY FARMER' A .HAPPY OUTFIT Th� "lUpp.* �"anM�f" wouKI �im to b* a happy mamt fur a tractor, anJ th� that l� no neituu.ary,,li> brlujtllt�'t m �ttcv�.��t�il ronclutlon tJ>U (treat worbl was anil victory '� v"�uuiU ami hot allies. tt*�IW *V�*�; T�*fHt� �'�.. #(k�*tuwfci HkM. ii. (tU4ri��tUM� ntt H i* m*r i�4 th� Urt�r | tUpr-> �*urtn�� "If, wltit U it. Iwtti uf whl.h ar� ��i�ti>|wU wiik a �'��-bu>�t�r all vle����. biirutui *l\h*t kory l�a[ler ntttl ticljw tit ktMp htm tin thu farm, twaltte* lit* UP pffHtueltojn Hi lhe�e d�y� whm lirivluitloii rouHU for a �re�t �ll()Uitr(�r� CVWIHOKN T�OU��.ft ' if rwi hut liMUfiitir fwpwtM e i Itadvf� a(t�l r�n��M&t *� if IM i,lyitnb�t �l the biMtiiui Ulo� ��ara ihr pari mImivh u and l��*e� a �!l�h� r|il�o iher�> Maa� a rul^ of tt��1 iKHttim ihl* part e�rrr itvn� you r�-putcn cyllndera and muifi trouble will tx> ��oli|e<|. Keresene Tractor Dust^roof All Gears Enclosed Case Kerosene Tractors Are the Acknowledged Leaders Case is the standard they all try to reach. All others claim to be as good as the Case. Case tractors are the best and most practical in design. They are the product of over 70 years of development. Case tractors since they were placed on the market years ago, have demonstrated to every owner their wonderful economy and reliability. They possess the qualities of a thor-.ou^hbrecj, and are intended practically for every use and operation on a farm. 11 Built in following sizes 9-18; 10-20; 12-25 and 20-40. We Also Handle Case Steam Engines and Case Separators CALL OR WRITE US, FOR PRICES AND TERMS :::: ^ M. P. JOHNSTON & CO. Phone 651 Alberta Block-5th Street S. Lethbridge i t ft �Mi, w if Big Lauson Features 1st-Complete Tractor dust* proof, dirt-proof-all gears enclosed and run in oil. " / 2nd-Motor heavy duty four cylinder valve-in-head, rated 15-25 tup. 3rd-Selective type sliding sear enclosed transmission, running in -oil, designed for two speeds forward and one reverse (2% miles plowing speed; 1% low or emergency speed), shafts mounted in Hyatt Roller Bearings. Pinal drive* gears semi-steel and machine cut. - ' 4th-Elliott Automobile . Type :Steering Knuckles, with front wheels mounted on Timken Roller Bearings, makes steering easy and permits short . turns. 5th-Extra large Perfex Radiator iusures perfect cooling under all conditions. 6th-Large, roomy platform with levers and steering wheel conveniently, located. 7th-Lauson Kerosene Tractor is insured against wear by the use of Auti-Friction Bearings on all shafts. Twenty-four-roller ,and ball bearings are used i in its construction. 8tl�-The Lauson Kerosem Tractor will pull three or tout-plows, depending upon soil conditions, and has ample power to operate grain threshers up to 28-inch or large ensilage cutter. The Popular Tractor It docs not take the farmer long to see the advantage of purchasing this complete tractor,.as has been'demonstrated by the large number of sales we have made lately. s I We are able to supply these tractors now on short notice. The government says "speed her up, increase production." You can do this best by using a tractor which will give the best service. The Lauson is IT Twenty years of quality production is your guarantee of Lauson satisfaction and service. McCteha^ian & Taylor Distributors for Alberta-Lethbridge, Alberta WW The Tractor that's Different-and Better THE HAPPY FARMER 12-24 H.P.-CAPACITY 3 PLOWS PERFECT BALANCE, SIMPLICITY, LIGHT WEIGHT, ACCESSIBILITY, -STRENGTH, SHORT TURN, SURPLUS POWER, STEEL CUT GEARS, RUNNING IN OIL, HYATT ROLLER BEARINGS, SELF-GUIDING IN FURROW, HIGH AND CONSTANT PLOWING SPEED. WILL DO ANYTHING OTHER TRACTORS WILL DO-AND DO IT BETTER. WILL DO MORE AND BETTER WORK THAN THE BEST HORSES. DEALERS SELLING HAPPY FARMER TRACTORS GET THE CREAM OF THE TRADE-AND THE NET PROFITS. The Perfect Kerosene Burner--Does AH Farm Work The Happy Farmer burns kerosene or distillate. The twin cyl. horizontal cast en bloc motor gives a guaranteed power of 24 h.p. on the belt, 12 h.p. on the drawbar, at 2^4 m.p.h. Mechanical force feed oiling. Atwater-Kent ignition. Cut sli&el spur gears. HYATT ROLLER BEARINGS throughout in dust-proof cages. Double drive on rear wheels. Cast steel, one piece unbreakable frame. Automatic steering. Swinging type drawbar; no side-draft. Total weight, 3,700 lbs. Happy Farmer Tractors were easily the-leaders irk 1.917 popularity, and they will hold the lead in 1918 sale's. Territory is going fast-better get in the running. ; - - GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE HAPPY FARMER IN THE FIELD. The Ha Ground Floor, Sherlock Buil Seventh Street 3., Lethbridge, \ ;