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#1 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2013 - 06:02 AM

Michelle and I picked this up last night. The frame and structure seem to be nicely built. It has a popular T-92 transmission. Was told it has a Crosley rearend as well. Other then making a hood for it and getting it running I dont plan much for it. I like the patina on old weathered tractors.

 

 

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Posted October 09, 2013 - 06:19 AM

Adam, that's a neat machine.  That tractor doesn't look bad.   Someone had some talent making it.

 

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Posted October 09, 2013 - 07:00 AM

That would be a cool butt buggy for shows! Hook a trailer or sulky to it and cruise around!


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Are you sure it's home built? I swear I've seen something like that before.


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 08:17 AM

Nice find I'm sure you will have fun with it

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Posted October 09, 2013 - 08:29 AM

Are you sure it's home built? I swear I've seen something like that before.

Well, the steering is similar to a Bantam.



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Posted October 09, 2013 - 09:35 AM

Are you sure it's home built? I swear I've seen something like that before.

 

I too questioned it. It is nicely built has quality welding, and seems to be well deisgned. My first though is that it was built off plans accuried from a magazine such as Popular Science. 

 

If it was a manufactured tractor I would love to know what it is.



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Posted October 09, 2013 - 10:15 AM

It is definitely cool and worth investigating. We had a thread here months ago about small companies that only made a few tractors. Did the PO know anything? There have been threads on here for about ten homebuilt tractors this year. It needed some special equipment to bend that front of the frame. Have fun and Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW: quality of the work doesn't really indicate home or factory. Two of my friends are so good at fabricating, that they are better than factory built.


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Nice build on that. I like the wrap around pipe frame.



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Posted October 09, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Looks like a bantam?


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 02:57 PM

Bantam is similar, but the frame and front wheel are different.

 

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Posted October 09, 2013 - 05:26 PM

My guess - someone with real skills rejuvenated a bantam.

May have replaced the tube frame, added structure for the hood/dash and a few other changes.

 

Searching google for Bantam Tractor images, I was able to find a few that had two front wheels and a couple different layouts for the front wheels.

 

The 5-spoke steering wheel shows up in a few pictures as well.


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 05:53 PM

My vote in homemade but off the chart in coolness! :thumbs:



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Posted October 09, 2013 - 08:58 PM

The steering looks to be off an old machine like a Bridgeport or lathe. If you look close you will see a hole where a handle would have been placed.

 

Closer look today with decent light leads me to believe somebody with good skills and access to a nicely equipped shop built this.


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Posted October 10, 2013 - 06:22 AM

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