I can only speculate on why it was repurposed. My thought would be that after spending money on the Eshelman and finding what a piece of crap he'd bought, he had to do something to have a useful tractor that would suit his needs.
1954 Eshelman Garden Tractoreshelman
Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:25 AM
- JoeMopar said thank you
Posted September 12, 2013 - 08:30 AM
Looks good! what size tires are on the back?
Posted October 03, 2013 - 08:20 PM
- Gtractor said thank you
Posted October 03, 2013 - 08:23 PM
The rear tire size is 6-12. I found them on ebay but I believe that Miller tire also carries them.
Posted October 14, 2013 - 09:04 AM
Here are the latest pics, the engine and trans are finish. I went for a test ride laste night and the rides is awesome.
- Gtractor and Alc have said thanks
Posted February 05, 2014 - 10:16 PM
Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:18 AM
Just found this and read up on your project. Really cool old tractor...........wait I was born in 54, well I guess I'm cool . Can you put up a video of how this tractor operates ? Is there a throttle, or gear shift selector ?
Do you have any specific use for it in the future, any kind of implements for it ?
Thanks for adding all your pictures, looks like you did an awesome job with what you started with.
Posted February 06, 2014 - 11:28 AM
That darned tractor really turned out nice. From the photos it appears that whoever did the conversion took the time to think about what they were doing. I like your color combination and I hope you will put it to work at least a little to find out what it is capable of doing.
Thanks for posting your project.
Posted February 12, 2014 - 10:32 AM
Thanks for the comments, the tractor is operated by a hand throttle on the steering column, and a foot clutch on the left side and a gear selector on the right (3 speed from an old chevy truck). The foot pedal operates a friction clutch between the engine and the steering column. The pedal on the right is the brake which when engaged tightens a belt that has been wrapped around the friction clutch. The break does work but if you plan on stopping you need to think ahead because once the trans is engaged there is not much that will stop this machine. The only implement is the front plow/blade that came with it, which is an original Eshelman blade. Below are some images of the finished project, and a video to follow.
- Alc said thank you