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Does Anyone Have Any Info On This Articulated John Deere 420 Garden Tractor?


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#1 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:09 PM

I ran across this John Deere 420. I really would like to build something similar to it. I just finished a bike and need a new project to work on. I figured I would make it a tractor. Grew up around equipment, thought I would get back to my roots. Besides need a good way to mow the yard and plow my long driveway, not to mention maybe do the road crews job for them and plow or blow my stupid side street for them. If anyone can list maybe the builder, or where he might have put a build thread, or some info on this machine, then it would be greatly appreciated. Tire size and drive train are the biggest question I have. Thank you. Mike

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 12:16 AM

i dont have info on this or other tractors but here is a site that you might be able to get a hold of someone to help you.

http://www.patstract...lery/pedal.html



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 12:36 AM

I don't know who built this one but I have a good friend in Michigan who builds articulated tractors.  He has done a few JD's, Wheel Horses, Toro & Case.  He is a member here.  Goes by whlpny.



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 01:47 AM

btw    :welcometogttalk:


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 04:29 AM

Welcome to the forum! Fellow Mod ducky is working on one. Here's the thread.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 05:07 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Very nice tractor. I think I've seen that recently somewhere else. As Kenny said above, Ducky has documented this type of conversion which should be helpful. 


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 05:14 AM

:welcometogttalk:



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 07:36 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and check out the whole site. There have been some real nice tractors for sale in your area recently on craigslist. This spring and summer there will be a number of swaps and shows to go to within an hour of you. Good Luck



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 08:40 AM

:welcometogttalk:  Welcome, this would make an interesting project!



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:46 PM

Thank you for the link to Ducky's tractor.

Edited by michael.kitko, February 22, 2013 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:52 PM

Thank you all for the welcomes. I appreciate the help so far and as I go along and look for a machine to start this build with, I would be very thankful for any help I can get. Any suggestions are always welcome. Again, thanks.

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Thank you for the link to Ducky's tractor.

hi Mike this is ducky. If you have any questions feel free to p.m. me. I will try to answer any of your questions. Why I also know I'll be John Deere over in western Wisconsin set up like the 1 you pictured.

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I have seen many a 4wd built like this out of a garden tractor.  I don't know the owner of most of them.  This one if you look in the last picture it has a decal with the name Jim Meyer on it and what looks like the words"miniature 9420" under it.


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Posted February 23, 2013 - 11:40 AM

I have seen many a 4wd built like this out of a garden tractor. I don't know the owner of most of them. This one if you look in the last picture it has a decal with the name Jim Meyer on it and what looks like the words"miniature 9420" under it.

That would be the Meyers out of Chilton Wisconsin. They are about 30 miles from me. I've seen their tractors several times at the Chilton tractor show

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Posted February 23, 2013 - 02:24 PM

Ducky, do you think it would be possible for me to somehow get some information on that tractor. I really would like to maybe see a picture of the drive line set-up to see if it similar to yours or how it is set-up. I am also really interested in what size those tires are. If it is not possible for me to get in touch with the builder, could you possibly pass on to him that that tractor is very well built. On a side note, yours is well built also. Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Tapatalk 2




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