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Posted September 16, 2010 - 08:03 PM

It was only a matter of time before this happened.

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 06:51 AM

All I can say is WOW! and Why?.....

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 07:15 AM

I will say,a lot of work has apparently gone into that,but why take what appears to be a Cub Cadet in really good condition and do that to it ?

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 08:48 AM

I will say,a lot of work has apparently gone into that,but why take what appears to be a Cub Cadet in really good condition and do that to it ?


...I'm torn. He obviously used an intact cub for his build. But if he changed the grille and put the old engine back you might never know he'd done it.

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 11:27 AM

I will say,a lot of work has apparently gone into that,but why take what appears to be a Cub Cadet in really good condition and do that to it ?



I agree. He should have chosen one of those POS Bolens tractors.:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 11:28 AM

All I can say is WOW! and Why?.....



I ask the same question when I hear about people climbing some mountain.

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 12:54 PM

I agree. He should have chosen one of those POS Bolens tractors.:D:D:D:D:D


They're getting hard to find,maybe a Case would be easier come by.:laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 12:57 PM

They're getting hard to find,maybe a Case would be easier come by.:laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:


:ditto:
LOL :rofl2:

I agree. He should have chosen one of those POS Bolens tractors.:D:D:D:D:D

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LOL :D

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Posted September 17, 2010 - 07:47 PM

As expected, both of you guys are mildly upset over the thought of a Bolens being used for that project. The thing is, there likely isn't a brand of tractor out there that wouldn't have pissed someone off if he had chosen to use it. Whether he used a WheelHorse, Speedex, Minneapolis Moline, Copar Panzer, Murray or MTD....... someone out there collects and cherishes them.

You can't deny the quality of the workmanship and the huge amount of money he threw at the project is not recoverable, let alone his labour. I don't see the point of it but it certainly is novel.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 12:49 AM

...there likely isn't a brand of tractor out there that wouldn't have pissed someone off...huge amount of money he threw at the project is not recoverable.


Well said hydiv!...and in the end, it's his money and his tractor...though it may perturb most of us, he can do with it as he sees fit. But I for one would like to have the money he spent on that project to play with!

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 05:02 AM

As expected, both of you guys are mildly upset over the thought of a Bolens being used for that project.


No Worries hydriv,I'm not upset.

You can't deny the quality of the workmanship and the huge amount of money he threw at the project is not recoverable, let alone his labour. I don't see the point of it but it certainly is novel.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 10:07 AM

I think it's great. While I love to see machines restored to show room shape, I also love and appreciate the odd balls that have been doused with the ingenuity and individualism of their owner/builder. That's probably why I like home-built tractors so much.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 10:05 AM

I can appreciate what he has done to build his Cub Cadet the way he wanted. It's his tractor and he put a lot of time and money into building his creation. I have built several modified tractors as a challenge to see if I could actually build what I had thought up. If no one thought outside the box and tried their hand at building something different and new this hobby wouldn't be quite as exciting and unique. I have actually used some tractors that were headed to the scrap pile to build with. Even in their modified form at least they have been saved and not cut up for scrap.
I think there is room in this hobby for those that want their old tractors show room new, old tractors that are daily users, modified tractors built like the owners want them, and brand new tractors. It's all about having fun with the tractors and talking to like minded people. That's why we are all here and this site is growing fast. Tractors and friendly BS, it just dosen't get any better than that.

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 07:35 AM

Yeah thats about all you really can say is wow!

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Posted September 21, 2010 - 07:42 PM

International Harvester made a jet turbine tractor prototype. I was able to see it at the pageant of steam in Upstate NY this year. It was wild.




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