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#1 Brett OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 09:16 PM

Found this for sale today......Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted December 17, 2011 - 09:18 PM

That is really cool, definitely unique.

What was he asking for it?

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 10:19 PM

thats cool...love the look.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 11:33 PM

Now what a cool looking gt. I would love that hood design,. gg

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 05:29 AM

I saw that somewhere the other day here on the web.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 05:44 AM

Cool little tractor there. He spent some time putting those fasteners in the hood and grille, look like rivets. Can't tell for sure.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 08:07 AM

Neat build but tell me something guys, won't a single front wheel like that make the tractor tippy on rough ground. I know they have narrow fronts on big tractors for row crop work but on a GT it might be dangerous. I keep picturing that little 3 wheeled blue car that was the nemesis of MR Bean and how it would always roll over. LOL!!

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 08:11 AM

I'd have to put training wheels on the front just for that reason.:bigrofl:

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:23 AM

I was at the show when the owner bought it,he traded two john deere tractors and went to the bank also to get some cash,i would guess he has a chunk in that tractor but it sure is a nice homemade tractor and yes it has alot of rivets

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 11:27 AM

Neat build but tell me something guys, won't a single front wheel like that make the tractor tippy on rough ground. I know they have narrow fronts on big tractors for row crop work but on a GT it might be dangerous. I keep picturing that little 3 wheeled blue car that was the nemesis of MR Bean and how it would always roll over. LOL!!


If you think about it, all tractors have essentially one wheel on the front cause of the front axle pivot. A wide front end should stop you if you start tipping when it hits the pivot stops. The wide front end is a little safer if the stops, stop the tipping whereas a narrow wouldn't have that safety. But how many times have you hit the front axle pivot stops. It doesn't happen very often for me. If driven carefully it shouldn't ever become a problem. There is a friend of some good friends of ours who farms in the hills of PA completely with the old Farmalls and many, if not most are narrow front end. He is still farming so they can't be to bad. I helped bale hay in PA and I couldn't hardly stay on the wagon it was so steep and bales wouldn't stay on in the steepest part. Needless to say I was nervous. :D

But I just had a thought, does it make a difference in the stability, if the pivot is higher like on a wide front end as opposed to lower with a narrow front end?

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 01:09 PM

But I just had a thought, does it make a difference in the stability, if the pivot is higher like on a wide front end as opposed to lower with a narrow front end?


Now there is a good question. I would have to go with the narrow front tipping easier as the weight above the point where the front wheel contacts the ground would move over the center of gravity sooner than it would at the higher pivot point on a wide front.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 01:37 PM

Now there is a good question. I would have to go with the narrow front tipping easier as the weight above the point where the front wheel contacts the ground would move over the center of gravity sooner than it would at the higher pivot point on a wide front.


True. And after thinking about a bit, I would agree as well that they would be less stable because of the center of gravity shifting sooner. I also looked around a bit after posting and that is what others say as well. They also mentioned that a wide front end is safer in the aspect of finding holes before your rear wheel whereas a narrow front end wouldn't find them and it could roll depending on the size of the hole. This changes how I thought about this for so long. I guess I never really pondered it enough and just figured that they both had a pivot point on the front so stability would be the same.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 03:27 PM

Yes, it seems to be more complex than it appears at first. For a row crop tractor it would mostly operate in cultivated land where the slopes and the terrain are pretty predictable. I never thought about the front wheel not encountering holes and such. I don't think narrow front is offered any more on new tractors is it?

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:09 PM

I don't know what he is asking for it. here's the link.....Who ever made it did a pretty good job in my opinion. I would say it is probable better to keep this one on pavement, good parade tractor.
case garden tractor
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Posted January 10, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Here is an old ebay posting for this tractor. He wants too much in my opinion, hence why it didn't sell.
http://www.ebay.com/...9#ht_500wt_1146




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