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Posted December 21, 2010 - 08:52 PM

Took a few pic's of my Tri-Trac, I'll get better ones in spring , take a look at the tire, pretty sure there original no signs of dry rot or cracks, a little rust around the rim from the filled tire hope I just didn't jinx myselfDSC07525.jpg

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 08:56 PM

That looks to be in pretty good shape! What year is it and how long have you had it?

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for the pics
I love the look of those machines.

I bet those wheel weights are rare...

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 09:25 PM

I think it's a 1957 my grandfather bought it from the original owner around 1960, I asked my grandmother for it after he died in 1993,nothing was ever done to the paint ,decals,chips and dents . I look at the dirt that's still on the cultivator shovels and think it's been there from about 40 years ago.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 09:28 PM

Actually the wheel weights became standard equipment soon after the Tri-Trac's introduction. Sears kept getting sued because the three wheeled design didn't seem to care whether the wheels were on the bottom or the top.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 09:43 PM

I'm pretty sure my grandfather tipped it on it's side . My cousin said none of the kids where allowed to use it with the sickle bar on , for that reason I bet.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 09:45 PM

Actually the wheel weights became standard equipment soon after the Tri-Trac's introduction. Sears kept getting sued because the three wheeled design didn't seem to care whether the wheels were on the bottom or the top.


Yeah I didnt think of that .....

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:09 PM

I nearly rolled mine once. Luckily I was pulling a trailer and once the trailer hitch's pivot reached its limit, the tractor just hung there without going on over. On a 1-10 "pucker" scale, 10 being worst, it was a 55!!

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:12 PM

Alc, that's a really nice Tri-Trac. Glad you got it & a piece of family memorabilia all in one! :thumbs:

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:45 PM

Thanks , I plan on uploading some of the manuals for it ,just it takes me so long . Not sure how much interest would be for them .

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:45 PM

GREAT DB! And is that a Yammer GT80? Just looking at the smaller kickstart arm & the muffler guard, it looks like a GT80.

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:49 PM

How could you tell from just the kick starter !!!, it is a GT80 , bought it years ago for my son , now keeping for any of the little ones that come over .

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 10:58 PM

How could you tell from just the kick starter !!!, it is a GT80 , bought it years ago for my son , now keeping for any of the little ones that come over .


AND the muffler guards! LOL I did motorcycle/ATV repair on the side of farming many years. Owned maybe 200 motorcycles I bought/sold too. One GT80 I worked on for a friend Mike Loyal.... his youngest son at around age 5 had stuffed a whole stick of margarine into the fuel tank! Never had to get butter out of a fuel system before that!:rofl2: That was like 20 years ago.
Sadly, Mike passed away just a week ago from brain cancer. He just found out he had cancer like a month or so ago. I guess from here on out I'll always think of Mike when I see a GT80.
Anyways, after working on sickles so long, you can spot many by just a glance of a single part.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 07:28 AM

That doesn't look in bad condition.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 07:45 AM

Anyways, after working on sickles so long, you can spot many by just a glance of a single part.


I drive my wife nutz driving around.:rolleyes: I can pick out "Fence Row Treasures" pretty well and after all the playing I did with the bigger ones, I can usually hit brand if not model.




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