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Poll: Vote Now for Featured Tractor of the Month of February 2012! (132 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote Now for Featured Tractor of the Month of February 2012!

  1. Massey 1010 (11 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  2. Power King 1614 (16 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

  3. Sears Electric ET1 (10 votes [7.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.58%

  4. John Deere 400 (11 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  5. John Deere 318 (24 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  6. Ford LGT 145 (4 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  7. Sears SS12 (56 votes [42.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.42%

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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of February 2012 has now officially started and will end the last day of January. The theme for this month is "Other Uses"

The winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page for the entire month of February and in our Featured Tractor Section for infinity. Our featured tractor winners are also printed in the LAGT magazine so if you are not a subscriber you are missing out.

We have 7 nominations this month, I have put them in the order the poll is so hopefully it makes it a little easier.


  • Massey 1010 - Olcowhand
  • Power King 1614 - bmxkid313
  • Sears Electric ET1 - DH1
  • John Deere 400 - Gary 400
  • John Deere 318 - yellow green 318
  • Ford LGT 145 - Michiganmobileman
  • Sears SS12 - IamSherwood

Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below.

Please remember that the winning tractor cannot be nominated again for a full year. Thanks and good luck!

Edited by NUTNDUN, January 07, 2012 - 09:21 PM.


#2 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:30 PM

If a subcompact is ok for this nomination (I will delete this if not), I'll kick things off with my Massey 1010. I bought this for mowing, but ended up with a larger mowing machine, so this Massey 1010 does lots of farm related jobs besides being standby for grass cutting. Here it is running a 6" grain auger, loading a semi from our grain bin. Then it is hooked to my 14' trailer doing portable barn/feeder repair work. It is 16hp diesel "Toyosha" powered, and sure is fun to use.
I bought this tractor with belly deck off ebay in Indiana for $2275.00 and I think a very good buy. I put the ag tires on it, as the ags bite much better on slopes. Heck, it would slide on slopes without warning. Rears are fluid filled also. Really bites when you need it to. Even has a factory horn! LOL This was my first ever diesel, and boy was I excited when I won the auction. Fred (Meangreen) rode with me to go pick it up. If you really wanna have fun.....buy a diesel!

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 09:45 PM

My 71 1614, there was guy who moved and he sold this tractor to another guy who sold it to another guy.(my family knew them all) The last guy had it on craigslist for a long time and i emailed him in august about it then he stopped by my house and told me i could have it... for free! Put a new coil on it and it ran perfect. I use it all the time and it earns its keep. I have no attachments for it but i do have the brackets and mule drive to mount a belly mower.

I use it to do ordinary GT jobs like pull trailers, tow things around when needed, and drag logs. Sometimes I take it for the occasional joy ride if i haven't been getting enough seat time. My "joy rides" mostly consist of just cruising around the woods. Where i live, there are rock walls EVERYWHERE. The walls would present to be a challenge for most GT's, but not this one. With chains, steer brakes, and calcium filled tires, the walls dont phase this machine. So yes, you could call my tractor "a rock crawler"

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 10:19 PM

I would like to nominate my little Sears Battery Powered Lawn Tractor, ET1.

This was an old worn out rusted junker when I got it, I decided to convert it to Battery Electric drive to see if I could make it work. I have no attachments for it but it does pull a small trailer for cleaning up the yard. What this tractor does that it was not designed to do is move itself along without using any gas.
It has 2- 12volt batteries and an old 12 volt starter/generator from an old gas engine. The starter/generator is running at 24 volts and moves this tractor along nicely. There are battery disconnects, a key switch, high/low switch, and foot switch to turn the motor on/off. All you do is pick a gear, select high or low power, step on the foot switch and go. Has working lights, a horn, and I charge the batteries using a charger form a 24volt cordless lawn mower. It is more of a kids toy than a tractor but it will put a smile on a 10yr old's face that is priceless.

I include a Video to prove that it moves and a link to the full story behind it.
> http://gardentractor...n-electric-542/ <


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Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:23 PM

I want to nominate my John Deere 4oo , This months theme really fits with my photo as you can see . I got this garden tractor by luck from a neighbor that had just stopped by to look at my 318 that i had just painted and got back together . As we where talking i recalled that he had a yellow mower deck leaning against his barn and had been there for several years . I ask him what it was for and he replied a 400 that had a bad oil leak and he wasn't going to spend anymore money on . Before he got all that out my big mouth spoke before my brain thought it over and two weeks later i owned it . After a partial engine rebuild and new paint new tires a lot of sweat and busted knuckles i ended up with a very fine garden tractor that i plan on using for many years to come .

The reason i was using the tractor to put the boat in the lake was because the parking break cable on my 4wheeler had broke . I wanted to go fishing and my wife and youngest daughter wanted to go and my wife never leaves the house without the camera . When she found out i was going to use the 400 she ran to get the camera like she wasn't going to miss this for the world. After we did our fishing the true test was about to take place and that was to see if i could get it out of the lake . There is no rock where i put in its just mud and ruts and about a one foot drop to the water off the bank . So after the boat was on the trailer i backed up some with the tractor on the high side and took off and it did not come out and i herd them laughing and asking what i was going to do .So in my mind i was thinking this was not going to happen so i backed up (that's when she took the picture ) i put it in the low side and nice and slow it just pulled it out and now i use it all the time . there is not much better than John Deere's and Jon Boats .

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 10:49 PM

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As you can see from the Pictures above my 4 year old daughter loves to drive our John Deere 318. Looking back in the day I just wanted her to try and drive it down the track, when she got a full pull in the 1000 pound class I was more than excited! After she got the Class trophy she slept with it for a whole month or better, and it now still sits on her night stand next to her bed! I am just glad she got to expirence the fun and excitement of Garden Tractor Pulling, and for a 4 year old girl, what a expirence, she beat out grown men who had been pulling for more years than I am old. They all thought it was pretty cool that she ended up getting a full pull at her first pull, and only being 4 years old!

Our John Deere 318 is used for many other tasks other than just Mowing the Yard, we use it every year for the neighborhood halloween hayride, gettting firewood for the fire pit, giving my daughters rides to the local park, and several other weekly chores that we throw at it. When I purchaced the tractor it was in shambles, I went through it from front to back and gave it a fresh coat of John Deere Green in PPG Basecoat/Clearcoat. I know that my 25 year old tractor will be aroung for several more years of duty, and who know maybe one of my daughters will call it theirs one day...

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 10:38 PM

And how does every good Grandfather spend quality time with his first Grandson? When that Grandfather is me we go for a tractor ride, or in this case a sled ride. It doesnt matter that its the end of January in Central Michigan and probably not too warm outside, a guy needs his seat time. And we must have kept the winter wear companies in business that year, it looks like we were both well dressed for the weather. Yikes!! That was ten years ago.

So we tied the plastic sled behind my 74 Ford LGT 145, which still had the snow blade (modified from a good solid Craftsman blade to work on the Ford) weights and chains on and we went for a ride in the back yard. Not a real big yard, we probably did the circle in two minutes, but it was fun (for both of us I hope). Our Grandson Bailey was a few weeks away from turning two years old. But old enough to know to hold on tight cause Grandpa was driving. Unfortunately I no longer own the Ford, have since moved on to Simplicty's and Allis/Chalmers but this was the tractor that got me started with the Old Iron, and will always have a special place in my memory. Yeah I know I should have kept it.

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 09:49 AM

My entry is a 1968 Sears SS12, that I have converted into the SkiTractor. During the dead of winter, I do some logging, and at times, my Alpine Twintrack snowmobile has traction problems on the 300 yard beaver pond crossing that I have to make. I didn't want to stud the Alpine tracks, as that's hard on them, and they're very expensive.
I figured chains would be the answer, so I added the dualies and chained them up.
I haven't been able to get out on the glare ice yet, because we haven't had much of
a winter yet, but after doing the test run, I'm confident it'll work fine.

I groom the trails on my property, and once it's good and cold, they are hardpacked
and the skis with carbide skegs, will make steering a breeze. I added the ATV winch to the front, just incase it gets stuck. In the video, I had it in 1st gear low. It does much
better, the faster it goes, but I thought that might be a mistake to let the unmanned
SkiTractor take off at high speeds. It's fun to drive, and I can't wait to take it for a ride
on the backroads when they're covered with hardpacked snow. That should turn a few
heads.



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Posted January 07, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Let the voting begin :D

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 06:25 AM

WOW,another tough voting month,as all are nice machines.

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Old voting habits die hard.. but it came down to two of them, and I voted for the underdog. :D

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 06:05 PM

That was a great day!


???????

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 07:35 PM

???????


I am thinking they know someone, possibly yellow green 318?

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Posted January 08, 2012 - 07:55 PM

I am thinking they know someone, possibly yellow green 318?


i think they were referring to how many people voted.

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 05:22 AM

That was a great day!




I too am saying ????????????????????????????




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