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Topic: History of TML Engines

 

Question:

Who manufactured engines (3.5 cid. two cycle) as used on TML 3500 light weight wood splitters built by TML Industries, Huron Park, Ont. @ 1975-'87 (no longer in business). Some of these units were equipped with engines having "HUSKY L-35" marked on an orange plastic shroud. Others, although identical, had a white shroud, no markings. 'Made in Canada' cast in engine case. Engine serial number was a sticker only.
I'd like to locate a parts source for these engines, which may have been used in many other applications and a parts/owner's manual for these wood splitters. Any information or
referrals would be appreciated. PS: TML also manufactured a hand-held post hole auger using the same engine.

Answers:

We had heard that TML was bought by
U.S. Engines so after passing this on we heard back:

I spoke with the president of US engines. He says he's just becoming familiar with the product, however, they are supplying some parts. He told me TML had a colourful history during it's latter years, including developing a revolutionary plastic engine.

Anyone who can add or embellish is welcome. Sounds interesting.

This contribution from Mike Acres at the Chainsaw Collectors Corner
http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf?OpenDatabase

The TML engine started life as the Frontier Chain Saw in Trail British Columbia. When they got into trouble they were taken over by a new group that called themselves Trail Manufacturing Limited. (TML) They moved the operation to Huron Park Ontario and operated there for awhile. Then they got into trouble and were taken over by Electrolux Sweden and they re-named the operation EMAB Canada and operated it until 1993 when they closed it down and sent everything to Shreveport. When Electrolux bought Poulan/Weed Eater in 1986 the Canadian operation was in the SKIL factory in Markham Ontario so they had to move out of there and took it to Huron Park and combined it with the EMAB operation. The saws that were built in Huron Park were the Husky 35, the Jonsered 361, the Partner 330 plus other branded saws such as the little Danarm, Einhill, Pioneer P12, Skil 1616 and so on ( all Frontier/TML types). In addition they made all the Poulan PRO line and most of the Green and Orange Poulan models. EMAB had nothing to do with the plastic engine.
- Mike Acres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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