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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 09:09 AM

Since I don't have a garage area to work in in the winter, I start doing DANGEROUS things like thinking.....

There was a company years ago that made a "Half Track" setup for farm tractors. You saw them mostly on 8N Fords, but they made them for other tractors as well.

Here's a link to pics of a Farmall M with them.
Index of /ejpuckett/MD halftrack

Has anyone done anything like this for a Bolens?
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Posted January 29, 2012 - 09:24 AM

Never saw anytime like that !! Looks like it can be removed easily if needed , thanks for the pics, Al

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 12:52 PM

My uncle has a set on his Ferguson 40.

He uses it when he's pulling logs out, says there is nothing like it for traction. He also said you do have to watch it as it wants to come up once in a while, the back wheels never spin.

If you do a set for the Bolens, you may want to design some sort of roll over protection

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:58 PM

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Struck had a Half-Trac attachment for their Turf-Rider compact tractor and they made a full track conversion for the Ford 8n but neither went into production.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 09:17 PM

I also remember seeing two styles, one with the caster wheels in front of the rears and one with them behind.

I wonder if the latter is designed with more safety. It would make the tractor a lot longer tho.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Now I want one of those for a Springfield lol.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Those have been around a long time in form ,or another.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:14 PM

thats a sweet set up on that struck. they use the same tracks thats on my struck mini dozer. it wouldnt be that hard to make a set up like that for a bolens




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