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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 08:25 AM

Here are the rules:

  • Tractor being nominated must not have been a featured in the last 12 months.
  • Please give at least a one paragraph description to tell us about your tractor.
  • You need 2 photos attached to your post as attachments, not linked from another site, the year make and model, and a brief description of your history with the tractor and what you use it for most.

We will accept up to 5 nominations, this thread will be closed after the 5th nomination. Once 5 nominations are made we will start a new thread for the voting. Voting will run to the end of the current month and on the 1st of the following month the winner will be featured in our Featured Tractors section.

Rules subject to change to better work for everyone. Good luck!

#2 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 08:43 AM

I would like to nominate my Speedex model 1631. It was built in 1980 (looks ancient, though, doesn't it?) I have owned it since February of this year, and it has quickly become my favorite tractor. It has a 16HP Briggs engine, and a modified three-point setup that includes a tool bar to which all of the attachments are mounted. I have a single plow (it will handle a 2-bottom plow), two discs, cultivator shanks and several sizes of sweeps including hillers/furrowers, and a belly mower. It's a worker, not a looker.

I use it mainly for plowing and prep'ing the garden spot. With the hillers, it is REAL handy for hilling the potatoes. It is simply and heavily built, and will probably outlast ME!

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Added a 3rd picture.... well, everyone else had 3!


#3 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 09:05 AM

I think I'll sit this one out this month.:D:D

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 09:12 AM

I think I'll sit this one out this month.:D:D


Ya, Me too. That was a good one last month.

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 09:19 AM

I would like to nominate my 1983 John Deere 420, I've had it for two years now, use it for shows, heavy towing, plowing w/ model #20 JD plow & snow pushing ( with the #54 - 4 way blade. Sometimes use it to pull firewood out of the timber.

Also have the 60" deck for it.

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Posted September 01, 2010 - 02:20 PM

Ok we need 3 more nominations...

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 04:34 AM

I guess I will throw my "hat" into the mix and nominate a Walk Behind. I am new to the forum and fairly new to these old gems. This summer I picked up my first Walk Behind; A Springfield Garden Tractor made by Quick Mfg. Inc. It had been sitting in a barn for some 20 plus years and was originally owned by a young mans grandfather. This young man was "unloading" much of his grandfather's barn to help fund his college education. The Springfield tractor (like many of its competitors of the time line) is a great representation of a "simple" machine yet functional, versatile and built for a lifetime if properly maintained. This particular model was manufactured in '49-50 based on what limited information I have been able to gather. The engine is a 3HP made by Clinton and runs very well. It has a "Carter Model N" carburetor and a "Saf-T-Vue" oil bath air cleaner. The 32" sickel bar mower is in great shape and operates as originally intended. The pull cultivator (like the sickel bar) is original with firestone tires and looks to have had little use. My time to "play" and add more walk behinds is limted by family and work, however, I am hooked on these wonnderful pieces of agricultural history. Enjoy.

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 06:08 AM

I'll throw one of my Allis Chalmers in the mix this month. This started out as a 1964 Allis chalmers B-10. I put the 6.70x15 rear ag tires mounted on Dodge Caravan spare tire rims on the back to raise the tractor up enough to put the narrow front under it and still keep the tractor level. I use 3.50x6 tri rib tires mounted on wheel barrow rims for the front. I moved the steering linkage under the frame so it doesn't show. I did remove the implement lift lever to help it look more like a farm tractor. Other than these modifications the rest of the tractor is stock. It's a fun tractor to take to shows.
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Posted September 02, 2010 - 10:49 AM

Some great looking choices here already..........
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Posted September 02, 2010 - 10:53 AM

Come on guys...just one more nomination needed to begin the voting. New members needn't be shy either. You can also nominate someone else's machine.

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 12:06 PM

If you can't find another,I may have to throw in my 1961 Cub Cadet,but surely someone has one to nominate,come on guys.

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Posted September 02, 2010 - 12:34 PM

Well you twisted my arm didn't have time to put the sickle mower on it.This is my bolens HT23 it is a 1984 or 1985 model.She is all orginal and has all the bells and whistles.The wife calls it my putter as it has no duties other then caring me around and maybe some winter cleanup.

If someone else would like there tractor in you can remove mine.

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 07:29 AM

Good god you guys filled the nominations fast LOL. I will get the poll started tonight when I have a little more time to arrange everything. Nice job guys and great choices. I think next month we might throw a twist into the nominations :D

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 08:00 AM

I think next month we might throw a twist into the nominations :D


And the plot thickens.:laughingteeth::laughingteeth::laughingteeth:

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 05:48 PM

This is a Gt...18 hp... 53 John Deere 40 pictures by BRGT - Photobucket




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