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#1 markdombroski OFFLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 10:56 AM

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Sky Valley Tractor show in Monroe, WA. Although this is mainly a show for the large tractors, there were a small gathering or garden tractors. Activities included tractor pulling, threshing, saw mill, black smithing, parade, and much more. As I am relatively new to garden tractor collecting, this was a great experience for me and my family. I brought to the show my JD 110 with #80 dump cart, MF16, and Cub 125.

Here are a few pictures from the show:

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 12:17 PM

Super pics Mark - next week we'll drive with our Johnnies to an Oldtimer show miles away from home. And I'm committed we are the first that will bring Little John to such a show! Your pics confirmed my resolution to carry the GT's with us..

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:04 PM

Very nice show and thanks for posting the pictures. What was the deal with the puller with the 4 clone engines on it? How were they connected to the drive wheels?
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:08 PM

Looks like they had a great turn out! Thanks for sharing the pictures!
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:15 PM

Super pics Mark - next week we'll drive with our Johnnies to an Oldtimer show miles away from home. And I'm committed we are the first that will bring Little John to such a show! Your pics confirmed my resolution to carry the GT's with us..


Awesome! Please do post pictures of your show. I have seen some Youtube videos of German made tractors and there are a lot of cool looking machines to learn about. I am glad that you are brining Little John and perhaps other GT's to the show. I personally would like to see more people come these shows with their Garden Tractors. I believe that there are probably a lot of GT owners and collectors that are not aware of the opportunity to participate in and show their tractors.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:19 PM

Very nice show and thanks for posting the pictures. What was the deal with the puller with the 4 clone engines on it? How were they connected to the drive wheels?


The 4 engines are from Harbor Freight and are are connected to a common shaft with belts. Between the front and back engines, there is a shaft with 4 pulleys. Belts connect all four engines to the common shaft. A fifth central pulley turns a belt connected to the rear transmission.

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:23 PM

It must be hard to get good control over all 4 but in pulling it's pretty much wide open so it might work. I guess it's a cheap way to get 13x4=52hp. They could even be 16hp versions for 64hp. It's pretty interesting what people come up with.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:28 PM

It must be hard to get good control over all 4 but in pulling it's pretty much wide open so it might work. I guess it's a cheap way to get 13x4=52hp. They could even be 16hp versions for 64hp. It's pretty interesting what people come up with.


It sounded like the engines were in pretty good synchronization. I can only imagine that the belts held the timing well between engines because they are all tied to a common drive shaft. Or perhaps he had some type of ignition synchronization system. I will have to take a closer look at this one next year. ;)

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 03:57 PM

Mark, thanks for posting those great photographs. Looks like it was fun. It's nice you were able to show some of your GT's.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Mark, thanks a bunch for the pics! That is some very neat tractors, especially the 4 engine one.
Wolle, get us some pics. We would love to see shows from your side of the pond!
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Great job on the pics mark! Unfortunately Rory and I didn't get to make it down there. We had a couple breakdowns and hang ups that threw a wrench in our show plans this year. But we have it penciled in for next year!
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Great job on the pics mark! Unfortunately Rory and I didn't get to make it down there. We had a couple breakdowns and hang ups that threw a wrench in our show plans this year. But we have it penciled in for next year!


Thank you Collin, it was a great show and met some other GT people from Bellingham. I will make a point to make an introduction as they are big IH Cub fans. It would be great to see you next year and I am planning on preparing a few tractors to pull with.

Cheers!




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