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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 08:51 AM

I have never seen one of these before but to me it's the most Ingenous Compact Mechanical Contraption of a Lawn tractor I've ever seen.....I Want One!

Here's a Picture & a Very Cool Video

YouTube - Vaughan Flex-Tred Antique Garden Tractor

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 09:22 AM

That little thing looks like a beast. I wouldn't mind having one.

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 05:49 PM

I think I posted a video of that a while back in the "Members video" section.

That is sure a neat machine!

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 06:16 PM

I remember seeing that video. I'd LOVE to play with that one!!!

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 09:36 PM

I have one of those all torn apart out in the shop. Mine is older as it has a water cooled engine. The Vaughans were water cooled from 1921 until 1932 when they switched to air cooled. I believe mine is a 1927, but its been a while since I fooled with it. They were mighty primitive that far back. I have a clutch for stop and go - no turning clutches. The one in the picture has turning clutches and should have a reverse. Mine is a five horsepower model "H" if I remember right. I do recall the machine shop ordered me Dodge 318 piston rings and they fit the piston perfect. Mine has the optional extension wheels like the one in the picture and a very kewell optional honeycomb radiator. Thanks for posting the picture, maybe it'll light a fire under me! :-)

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 10:03 PM

That sure is an interesting piece of equipment! Without steering clutches I bet it is a bear to turn around especially in soft garden soil.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 08:56 PM

That thing is just too cool. That would be a bear to try and turn without the clutches. Even without the track on it looks like it would be unstoppable.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Pretty cool machine. I like it's looks.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 10:59 PM

That is a very heavy duty machine, for sure! Thanks for sharing the picture.




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