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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Was just cruisin' google & stumbled on this picture. Made me smile, then I got to studying it close. Very clever. Must steer with the brakes.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 07:47 PM

Now what country would that be in????????????

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Interesting Alan, very interesting.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:11 PM

I'am looking at the pic and I believe that there's another steering wheel off to the side where the driver's hands are.The one on the front is were the tractors steering wheel usually is.There must be some sort of linkage somewhere that possibily steers the front wheel.But what do I know just by looking at the pic.Very intersting road packer I guess?? looks kinda hilly terrain would be kinda scary downhill if the chain would break it would surely pick up speed . LOL Larry

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:14 PM

That sure makes that tractor more useful. I wonder if it is a one of a kind or mass produced.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:36 PM

I am not sure what to make of this. It is interesting though.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Now what country would that be in????????????


One of the slovakian states I believe.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:29 PM

I was watching an old Massey Demonstration video the other day, where the Massey folks were showing off the capabilities of the tractor. They showed a roller very similar to that one, along with a lot of other stuff. I'll post the link if I can find it.

Ok, here is the link to youtube.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:06 AM

I was watching an old Massey Demonstration video the other day, where the Massey folks were showing off the capabilities of the tractor. They showed a roller very similar to that one, along with a lot of other stuff. I'll post the link if I can find it.


Great video, thanks for posting it.

Thanks,
Bill

Edited by GTTinkerer, July 15, 2012 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:24 AM

That was a cool video! Thanks for sharing it, Howard! Lots of attachments in there!

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:38 AM

That was a cool video! Thanks for sharing it, Howard! Lots of attachments in there!

Glad to share. I was watching it with my boys last night, they thought it was sort of quaint. I pointed out to them that the 3 point hitch was cutting edge technology for its day. They seemed a bit more impressed then. :laughingteeth: When the roller came up, I saw that there seemed to be a second wheel to steer with.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for the interesting pic Alan! Thanks for the awesome video too Howard! The name on the side of that roller attachment was Twose. They're apparently still in business, based in England, and they still make farm and construction equipment, but they don't offer that type of roller any more. After watching the video, I think that the roller in the pic is indeed the same model as the pic shows. If you look closely, you can see the top of the second steering wheel in the pic.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:09 AM

That is the same tractor my Dad restored that was his Dads. The little fergy 20, 119 cu inch engine, could out work just about anything at the time. Wish I could hear what Harry was saying.

The tractor in the first picture of the thread is a Massey Ferguson, post 55. I wonder if that roller was the big brother of the one in the video?

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:13 AM

On the roller... so the PTO of the tractor would drive the roller drive and there must've been another steering mechanism to pivot the front roller wheel... Could've been hydraulic steering too as I know that straight hydraulic steering with a stick was popular on rollers, too.

No reason why that wouldn't work and there are many, many old rollers out there if someone wants to give it a whirl... The only downside I can see to it would be that it should be pretty top heavy.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:37 AM

wonder if the wife would miss her knifes if i made a aerator like the one in the video?




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