Nylint #2100 Tournadozer
Replacing the yellow Tournatractor which was
produced for only two years (1954-55), the new
Tournadozer included an added feature - a rear
mounted winch! It was carried in the Nylint
line-up for four years (1956-59).
There were two versions based on winch design
and wheel color. The early version used a
beaded chain. Later versions used a stronger,
linked chain. Changes were made in the pulley
design to accommodate the chain width.
Based on Nylint literature, the beaded chain was only used during the first year of production - 1956.
For some reason the drum-shaped attachment
present on earlier Tournatractors, and on
Version #2 below, was omitted from Version #1.
The screw-type shaft adjusted the height of the
Nylint catalogs showed this toy with orange wheels and the linked chain as early as 1957. Collectors
have also reported Tournadozers with larger diameter yellow wheels.
This drum-shaped housing was carried over from
the Torunatractor - purely decorative - but did
not appear on Version #1.
This toy was also authorized by LeTourneau-