The Case model 20-40 was introduced in 1912 and was built through 1919. The tractor weighs in at 14,000 lbs. and offered an uncomplicated, economical design. Case's engine is of a two cylinder
opposed design with an 8 inch bore, 9 inch stroke, and runs at 475 RPM.
Already having proved very successful in the steam engine and thresher business, Case spared no expense on design and continual improvements of this tractor. Not only did the 20-40 have two
engines during its production, it also had three major radiator design changes during its time to move from a daft induced design to an automotive truck type radiator that proved to be more efficient and
less cost prohibitive. Case employed a very unique ratchet cranking design that eliminated the danger to the operator if the engine backfired while cranking and allowed the tractor to be cranked from the ground.
Lou and Calvin Buice bought this tractor on August 3, 197 4 near an old cotton gin in Lorena, Texas
for $400.00. If you're familiar with the downtown Lorena area, it was behind the old middle school
near the railroad tracks. Lou, Calvin and many friends got the tractor back to operating condition in
the ?O's under a shade tree outside the Speegleville Store. It has since been professionally restored. Owned and operated by the Buice family.