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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Last fall a Agricat model-F showed up for sale on Craigslist a little south of Lansing, Michigan ( about 180 miles from me ).
I had sent an email to the guy asking for information on it but the add disappeared from Craigslist so I assumed he had sold it.

Well a few of weeks ago it showed on Craigslist again.
I contacted the seller again and after some emails back and forth we agreed on a price.
We had set it up for me to go down and pick it up Sunday after next ( the 14th ).

That is suddenly changed and we are going to pick it up this Sunday instead.
Jerome Wilber lives north of Lancing and we had planned to stop in and see him on the way home but due to time constraints, it turns out that isn't going to be feasible on this trip.

The seller has taken the crawler all apart and sandblasted and primed some of the parts.
Here is a photo of what the crawler looked like when assembled.

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These are photos that the seller has sent to me:
Main frame and rear sprocket drives.

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Front rollers.

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Front roller tension springs and mounting brackets.

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Inside track side rails.

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Outside track side rails.

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Center track rollers.

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Tracks.

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Fenders.

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Original engine.

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Parts for the original engine.

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A spare engine.

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Rear drive clutch and brake parts.

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Transmission.

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Hydraulic cylinders and valve.

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Front and rear mounting brackets for the hydraulic cylinders.

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Front blade.

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Rear ground ripper.

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Rear frame for ground ripper.

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Edited by jdcrawler, April 05, 2013 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 02:40 PM

That is a nifty machine. Where does the operator sit?


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 02:50 PM

That is a nifty machine. Where does the operator sit?

It is missing the seat, the gas tank and the hydraulic pump.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 02:58 PM

I'm glad you saved that one: I recognize the pictures from another group, the owner was threatening scrapping it if nobody bought it. 

 

Good save! 

 

Thanks for the pictures.  What engine is supposed to be in it?

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 03:27 PM

It is missing the seat, the gas tank and the hydraulic pump.

Looks like it will be much more comfortable to operate with those parts. Nice find. Looking forward to watching you redo.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:09 PM

That's a real nice find. We will expect video of you putting it to work this summer! 


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:56 PM

That's way cool! And it now has an owner who will go the distance.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Well I was hopeing to get to see ya and show you the tractors but maybe next time.

 

Have a safe trip.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Good deal...Does it come with assembly instructions?


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Nice find Ray. Looks like a good project.

I'd sure like to find one of those.

 

 

"...Does it come with assembly instructions?"

 

I'm betting Ray won't need them, and he'll write them, as he goes. :thumbs:


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:18 PM

"...Does it come with assembly instructions?"

 

I'm betting Ray won't need them, and he'll write them, as he goes. :thumbs:

I think that in one of his listings he said he had a manual for it but I don't remember for sure.

That doesn't matter because I don't plan on following them anyway.

 

The only reason that I went after this crawler is because it is missing the original transmission, the clutch pedal and all the clutch linkage.

As with a lot of antique tractors, it's easier to find whole Agricat crawlers than to find parts so this crawler would be hard to restore.

These parts being missing also made it hard for him to sell the crawler and he had lately been thinking of taking it to a scrap yard.

 

 

So my plans for the crawler is to use the parts off this and to make a replica model of my John Deere Lindeman crawler.

It will be about 1/2 the size of the original Lindeman crawler.

 

The Agricat model-F is about a foot longer than my Agricat model-C and I needed this extra length in the track so the scale proportion would be correct for the Lindeman replica.

I've been looking for a "Agricat parts crawler" for quite some time now.


Edited by jdcrawler, April 05, 2013 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:35 AM

Nice find Ray.  Remember I am just three miles off M-66 if you come down that way.  Have a safe trip!


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:44 AM

I'm smelling a build thread smoldering! WooHoo!


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 08:36 AM

i cant wait to see the build thread for the next project


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Great save Ray, I can't wait to see this build as it comes along. It real be very interesting seeing your Linderman come to life..


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