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#1 petrj6 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 08:22 PM

    I have been thinking on this awhile and began putting it together the other day.  What do you think? I am going to fix the Db hood up a  bit And take the stamping out.  Narrow front end JD pedal tractor!!!  I can see it done already.  Still looking for an iron seat and spring.

 

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Looks more like a Cockshutt or Coop then with that front like that! OR, kinda like a steel bodied Lionel Train I had that was grey and more modern than a steam engine in looks. Hope big muscled kid is gonna pedal all the heavy metal!!



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 05:15 AM

That's sweet Pete !



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 07:24 AM

Really cool idea. 



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 07:45 AM

That's cool whatever old tractor it looks like.

I have a friend who made a pedal tractor out of a Sears Suburban



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Posted August 01, 2014 - 03:59 PM

   Been doing a bit here and there, got to put it together for the first time, Looks pretty good to me.  I need to get a shorter seat spring the one I have is to tall, I think I am going to make it 12v powered.  I have a motor here and a 12v speed controller is on the way.  Looking like something now.

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 07:24 PM

Your very creative Pete, looking good.



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Posted August 01, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Nice! What did you use for the steering gear?



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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Nice! What did you use for the steering gear?

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Posted August 02, 2014 - 04:31 AM

  The steering gear is an old gear box out of a gravely, it is a little bigger than I wanted but it works good and will serve the purpose well.  So far I have kept the weight down so I can pick it up with one hand.  Hopefully I can keep this one under 100 lbs


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Posted August 10, 2014 - 07:04 PM

   Got it to a rolling chassis today, steering is all hooked up just needs a wheel.  got a good seat spring from another member here for a great deal, worked perfect.  big thanks to username.  Now I am looking for a drive motor and sprockets.

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Posted August 22, 2014 - 07:59 PM

   I am chomping at the bit for this thing, I got all the parts the other day and have it almost ready to go. tomorrow I a going to make a battery tray and wire it, should be able to ride it tomorrow afternoon.  Sorry no pics rite now I will get some tomorrow.

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 07:11 PM

   Well----- I spent most of the day playing with this thing, I got it all put together the first time and tried it but the steering was not heavy enoughnew tractor 003.JPG , the front tire just slid along so I repositioned the battery's and motor to get more weight on the front tiresnew tractor 006.JPG .  works better but now I need to change the pulley's, I put to small of a pulley on the motor.  I should have known better, the 2.5" pulley is to small it does not have enough traction to drive the tractor.

   I have it set up for a 2.5 to 1 ratio now and I am going to up that to 1.5 to 1 ratio with larger pulley's, that should straighten it out rite smart like.  It goes good now but it is a little slow.  I now need to wait for the electric control stuff to come in, then take it back apart and paint.  Suggestions on paint????  I am not sure what I am going to do yet.

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:01 AM

First thing that comes to mind is red.

 

Looks great Pete, your girl is going to have the coolest tractor to drive around around.



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:54 AM

   I was thinking a dark red with white rims :D then highlight the david Bradley in black. 


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