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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Well I finally got around to taking pictures of my homemade tractor. I picked it up at a consignment auction. Its got a Wisconsin engine bagged Montgomery wards. It has a three speed transmission and a car rear axle. I believe the front axle is from a crosley car. The clutch system is very simple. Its just and over center belt. It has a hand clutch lever. The tool box is a burlap sack. (unfortunately has a few large holes) 15 inch rear tires and 12 inch front. The front tires have no tread. It is a pulling machine. It will pull a 14ft hay wagon loaded. Some people may think its ugly but I find homemade tractors to be very interesting. Im sure who ever built this was darn proud of it when they built it. :D  

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Witnessed this ↑ deffanatly a pullin machine
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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:59 PM

That's pretty cool! Bet it's fun to drive!


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 04:00 PM

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing. I have a few home builts myself and they defently are interesting and cool. 


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 04:13 PM

I like it!  Simple but effective.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 04:57 PM

That drive shaft would make me nervous spinning away between your legs like that. It looks pretty wide across the rear wheels. 


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 05:30 PM

That drive shaft would make me nervous spinning away between your legs like that. It looks pretty wide across the rear wheels. 

Yeah the drive shaft is some what concerning. And yes its very wide. Id take it to shows but its so wide it takes up a lot of my trailer floor.  :ah_shoot:  



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 06:07 PM

That drive shaft would make me nervous spinning away between your legs like that.

Yeah, that scares me. You know that sound it makes when a movie projector gets to the end of the film?  That could be you.

 

The frame looks pretty flexible, too.


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 06:36 PM

 

 

The frame looks pretty flexible, too.

  It does. But it must have worked.



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:18 PM

I like the homemade stuff, It's amazing how much was done years ago. As far as the drive shaft it would be easy to get a length of pvc pipe split it length wise with a saw, cover the shaft with it and put A hose clamp on each end to hold it back together.

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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Looks awesome! :thumbs:



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Posted November 06, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Yeah, that scares me. You know that sound it makes when a movie projector gets to the end of the film?  That could be you.

 

The frame looks pretty flexible, too.

Or certain parts of you anyway :oh_shucks:

 

Make a cover for it or wear a steel jock strap.


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Ya gotta love it ,was probably made my some one with out an engineering degree only a vision of what he needed and pile of misc parts and a buzz box welder.
This is the kind of thinking and doing that made the USA indepentant back in the day.
I can just see some young boy on it with a huge smile pulling a wagon of chow out to the critters.
Besides I love old Wisconsin engines,still got an old 1950 4hp in the back shed that was my Dad's.

I remember when I was a boy trying to start it and having the knot on the pull rope hitting me in the face more than once by the way, Kinda brings a tear to my eyes thinking back on it.
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Posted November 10, 2013 - 08:41 PM

I agree with Bill here, it was probably built for reason, a chore, and they couldn't afford to buy one so they built it. Probably built with whatever they could find. We've lost that along the way. Everyone should be scared of "Made in China" , what do you have when a nation can't build anything? Sorry ranting here, LOL

 

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Ya gotta love it ,was probably made my some one with out an engineering degree only a vision of what he needed and pile of misc parts and a buzz box welder.
This is the kind of thinking and doing that made the USA indepentant back in the day.
I can just see some young boy on it with a huge smile pulling a wagon of chow out to the critters.
Besides I love old Wisconsin engines,still got an old 1950 4hp in the back shed that was my Dad's.

I remember when I was a boy trying to start it and having the knot on the pull rope hitting me in the face more than once by the way, Kinda brings a tear to my eyes thinking back on it.


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Posted December 30, 2014 - 08:41 PM

Question. How does the transmission engage the rear axle? Is it chain drive?

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, December 30, 2014 - 08:42 PM.





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