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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:17 PM

I saw this the other day when I was driving around & had to go back to get some photos. Thought you might like to see it as well. Note the lack of steering wheel. It has a push-pull lever for steering. I spoke to owner and it does run.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:36 PM

I have seen several of these, I believe these Model D's.



EDIT: I meant to say I have SEEN several of these.

Edited by Amigatec, September 22, 2012 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:37 PM

That is referred to as "tiller steering". I've never driven one with tiller steering, and doubt I would like it much. But that's a very nice tractor!
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 04:15 AM

That is quite a nice looking one.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:10 AM

They really built them sturdy in a lot of ways. I'll bet that is a bear to steer. 4 belts! How many HP would that have been?

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:20 AM

That model D uses a 6hp Wisconsin AEH motor. And yes, the tiller steer definitely takes some getting used to when you're used to a steering wheel. The worst part on those is when you're going up hill: there's isn't much to grab to help you to keep from falling off. It's nice and simple though. Grabbing the steering lever will put you in the ditch. Less parts to go wrong with that system though. I used to have a Gibson model D. Then I sold it and bought a Gibson model SD. It's the same as the D, except it has a hood and fenders added to it. Neat machines.




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