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#16 John@Reliable OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 07:11 AM

 

Saw a Cub Cadet setup for towing at the Wellington, OH show last Sept.  It was done up right  :D :D :D

 

 

 

 

Now that's a service tractor!



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Posted April 24, 2013 - 06:53 PM

Best looking "tow tractor" I remember seeing was a Bolens 850 I think it was, the frame was stretched a foot or two, and a winch & boom were added. Saw it in person at a bolens collectors shop in Maryland. Ken Hall was his name, he was also a big bolens parts seller on EBay years ago. Not sure what ever happened to him or the tow tractor. But he wasn't in Maryland last year when I went by his old place

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Moose  those are some nice tractors you got



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:50 AM

Best looking "tow tractor" I remember seeing was a Bolens 850 I think it was, the frame was stretched a foot or two, and a winch & boom were added. Saw it in person at a bolens collectors shop in Maryland. Ken Hall was his name, he was also a big bolens parts seller on EBay years ago. Not sure what ever happened to him or the tow tractor. But he wasn't in Maryland last year when I went by his old place

 

Is this it?

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Here's a tow tractor from a guy on MTF, Rigfixr. He runs a tow truck company I think and built this, hangs out the back a little far, but works for him. Pretty cool looking too.

 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 09:08 AM

Thanks for the 'options' you guys are posting here. All viable ways to tow one around.

Tahoe, I have one of those Hoists laying around and have been contemplating something similar. Maybe one of these days!



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 09:11 AM


Best looking "tow tractor" I remember seeing was a Bolens 850 I think it was, the frame was stretched a foot or two, and a winch & boom were added. Saw it in person at a bolens collectors shop in Maryland. Ken Hall was his name, he was also a big bolens parts seller on EBay years ago. Not sure what ever happened to him or the tow tractor. But he wasn't in Maryland last year when I went by his old place


Is this it?

Sure looks like it, but I think it had more to the boom, not sure though.

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Great idea for any manual trans tractor, but might be difficult or impossible on a hydro unit if you cannot disengage it to tow it. Although if the lift attachment is strong enough you could also just lift the rear of those units equipped with hydro rear end. I've been contemplating same set up for my 3 point, but to lift up pallets as a fork truck.



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Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Once I have it up and running, I'll have a different option for moving tractors, and other stuff as well  :D :D :D

 

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 01:32 PM

 

Saw a Cub Cadet setup for towing at the Wellington, OH show last Sept.  It was done up right  :D :D :D

 

 

 

 

That's the one I had seen before!! Nice set up!






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