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#1 wilberj OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 09:20 PM

I have no idea what this thing is or was befor someone hacked it up. There is no tags anywere on it. One of my family has it and its going to the scrap yard so we like to know if it worth saveing or not. 

 

Thanks for any help. 

 

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Sure looks home made to me, Jerome.

The two cylinder engine mated to a transaxle looks older but the rack-an-pinion steering looks like something from the 70's or 80's  ?

 

The angle on that steering geometry looks like it could get really interesting. 


Edited by jdcrawler, July 05, 2014 - 10:01 PM.


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 09:57 PM

It's the Back-Horse company tractor.  They made their tractors backwards to see what was being done in fields as the used it! 

Would sure think the 2 cyl engine and it's clutch would be worth having for something?  Bet it was a 2 wheel tractor with lots of changes.  BUT, seems there was once a Sears Roebuck tractor similar to that, saw one at show this last summer. Should be a picture of it in the Portland files on here.



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Posted July 05, 2014 - 09:58 PM

Isn't that a Standard Twin engine under all that?  Possibly a Standard Twin transmission?

 

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:13 PM

its a Viking two wheeler made into a rider


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:02 AM

Lauber wins the prize!! I'd give 12 cents a pound for it.



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Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:07 AM

   NO DONT SCRAP IT!!!!!  You may never see another like it.  I think it is neat whatever it is. 

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Posted July 06, 2014 - 09:00 AM

its a Viking two wheeler made into a rider

 

 

Sure enough, that's it. 

I did an internet search and came up with this.

 

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Vicking tractor-2.jpg

 

 

If it were up to me, I would do the same thing with this as I did with the Shaw two wheel tractor that someone had converted to a riding tractor.


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 09:21 AM

yes its a shame it ended up like that, not a lot of the Vikings around to start with.



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Posted July 06, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the info guys! If any of you would like to have it just send me a PM.



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Posted July 12, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Update on this tractor . ........

After talking with Jerome, I'm going to end up with this tractor.

 

I've been looking on the internet since Jerome posted this and found some photos of both the Viking tractor and the Standard Twin tractor.

This one is for sale on ebay for $495 OBO.     

 

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There are also some implements for sale on ebay.   

I know absolutely nothing about these tractors but it seems to me that with what the missing parts are likely to cost and the cost of shipping,  this one would most likely cost more to restore it back to original than what it would be worth ?


Edited by jdcrawler, July 12, 2014 - 12:13 PM.





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