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Founded 1973
Founder(s) Dave & John Curtis
Headquarters Great Falls, Montana, USA
Products tractor

The Rite by Curtis tractor brand was created by Dave & John Curtis of Montana, USA. The brothers were in the farm implememt business and started selling Wagner tractors in 1954. But the Wagner tractors were designed originally for Industrial applications, and various problems arose that the brothers fixed. One of there customers then asked for them to build a 425 hp (317 kW) tractor for him, so based on their experience with the Wagner's faults, they designed a new transmission layout to cope with field work.

Madson/RiteEdit

The brothers contracted a local engineering company Great Falls Iron Works Co. to build the tractors, and they badged them as Madson for some reason. They were recalled and renamed and sprayed as the color was not the same shade of yellow as used on earlier tractors.

By 2009, 38 Rite tractors had been built with a variety of engines from Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel to suit each customers preference, and it was quoted in 2013 that tractors could still be ordered.[1]

Model rangeEdit

As the tractors are custom built specs vary but several models evolved other the years.

Rite Tractor Models
Model Year(s) Produced Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Rite 303 300 hp (220 kW)
Rite 404 404 hp (301 kW) Cummins Rite 404 4WD
Rite 470 470 hp (350 kW) Detroit Diesel Rite 470
Rite 505 500 hp (370 kW)
Rite 606 600 hp (450 kW) Rite 606 4WD
Rite 707 700 hp (520 kW) Detroit Diesel Rite 707
Rite 750 750 hp (560 kW) Detroit Diesel
Rite 750 Earthquake re-tuned to 850 hp (630 kW) Detroit Diesel Rite 750 Earthquake 4WD
Rite 2460 450 hp (340 kW) Detroit Diesel Rite 2460 4WD

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