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#16 rbooker OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 02:09 PM

i had 3 original negatives that had to be sent off for processing and got those back today. i added the willys photo because its too cool not to share. i'm not sure what the box on the front may be but will try to find out for sure. doesnt seem like its something very important because its not there and would be in the way on any of the tractors with front mounted implements. one of my first thoughts was perhaps a box for ballast if using some of the heavier rear implements like the rotary cutter or pallet forks.

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:56 AM

The photos of the Bush Hog Javelina mostly show my father, Earl Miner, the designer of the Javelina. He worked at the Galesburg plant around 1968-72, I estimate, while we lived in Moran, Kansas. Many of the photos were taken on our farm. The single-wheel cart photo shows me and my little sister, and I am the one dumping the wood in another photo. My mother, Leona Miner, is also shown standing with Earl and my little sister. I found this thread somehow while looking for the perfect tractor for my wife. The Javelina would have been perfect; I wonder if I could find one for her. Earl Miner was a prolific designer, and some of his other projects can be seen on the blog of my website; Lightfootcycles.com. Earl is now very old, and no longer able to correspond. I am afraid that I don't have much to add about the Javelina, except that a child could use it, it was so simple.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:16 AM

The photos of the Bush Hog Javelina mostly show my father, Earl Miner, the designer of the Javelina. He worked at the Galesburg plant around 1968-72, I estimate, while we lived in Moran, Kansas. Many of the photos were taken on our farm. The single-wheel cart photo shows me and my little sister, and I am the one dumping the wood in another photo. My mother, Leona Miner, is also shown standing with Earl and my little sister. I found this thread somehow while looking for the perfect tractor for my wife. The Javelina would have been perfect; I wonder if I could find one for her. Earl Miner was a prolific designer, and some of his other projects can be seen on the blog of my website; Lightfootcycles.com. Earl is now very old, and no longer able to correspond. I am afraid that I don't have much to add about the Javelina, except that a child could use it, it was so simple.

What an unexpected treat to have someone so close to these machines history introduce themselves.
Thanks for joining, :welcometogttalk:
I'm sure the BH guys are lining up to ask you questions as I type this.
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:24 AM

Rodney, welcome and thanks for your post. Very interesting you're closeness to the JB series.
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:31 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Thanks to your Dad for designing this tractor!


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 11:30 AM

You can read the book about Bush Hog designer Earl Miner's life at http://www.blurb.com...nd-his-machines  Click on the full-screen view button at lower right for easiest reading. On page 69 you can see the first photo of the Javelina, with a number of pages telling its story.The TRAG tractor/truck/motorcycle shares a lot of the aesthetic and mechanics of the Javelina, and it appears on page 84. For kicks, don't miss the Rocket Car starting on page 100. The person who put this book together was my sister Kathleen, who being a few years older than me at the time remembers more details about the Javelina; I will quiz her when she gets back in the country. -- Rodney Miner


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Great stuff!! Thanks for joining and sharing this info!
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 06:22 PM

thanks Rodney for the great information.  I will be sure to take some time to read the book.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Thanks so much Rodney for sharing your Dad's story. :thumbs:  Can you tell me what ever came of the prototype that all the kids rode around on. That would be quite a piece to add to a collection. :D


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 03:17 PM

:welcometogttalk:


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