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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 05:09 PM

I have recently got the interest in home built tractors from the 40's and 50's.

Looking for anything interesting and or unique.

 


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Are you just interested what is around or in purchasing? There have been several in the last year on here including my wifes tractor. You can look up the threads for ideas of what people built. I come across about a dozen in the last 40 years. Some that I thought were home made were actually very small companies that built a few(or few dozen) and gave up. They tended to show up at farm actions in my area. It is very interesting how clever some people were. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 08:31 PM

I am looking to purchase. I have seen your thread and admire your home built. I would like to find more to add to my collection.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Do you want a one wheel F.H. Hollar tractor?  It is nearly homemade, more like what Rick mentions as a company that made only a few and then quit. 

 

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I am looking for riding tractors.



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Posted August 19, 2013 - 07:12 AM

Have one for sale. Live in South West Wisconsin.

 

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Posted August 19, 2013 - 08:05 AM

Would something like this count?  A Ford Model A with a tractor conversion.

 

Been for sale for a long time - way outside my league for the work to be done.

http://ontario.kijij...QAdIdZ496661317

 

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Posted August 19, 2013 - 05:32 PM

Snapped a few closeup pics. This tractor is approx the length of a car, I've never weighed it but is is fairly heavy, Hydraulics work for what I did with it I moved and loaded things with it probably in the 300 lb range.

 

16 hp Wisconsin Motor starts right up makes no bad noises doesn't smoke, transmissions work in all gears, disk brake works well, Steering works but could be improved.

 

I live in the Lancaster / Platteville area

 

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Posted August 19, 2013 - 08:51 PM

I came up with this odd thing a while back.  It had a pretty lengthy thread on here a while back with ideas on what it was.  I think the majority felt homemade.  If you can find the thread under my name it should be informative.  Anyway, I would like to see someone get it that has interest.  I have somewhat got attached to it after getting it going and cruising around, but it could go.

 

 

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 11:54 AM

The lifting mechanism looks like a Power King item to me, but I'm no expert.



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Posted September 21, 2013 - 10:37 AM

I like those old homemade tractors too. If always thought about taking a 'how to' guide from that era and making a new build homemade tractor with authentic era parts. That might get pricey though but it would a slow project. If I had a place to do something like that I probably would. But Im always looking for those old tractors so if I see one I'll let you know.





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