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Poll: Vote for Featured Tractor April 2015 (138 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote for Featured Tractor April 2015

  1. John Deere LT155 - Gabriel (2 votes [1.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.45%

  2. Bolens 1886 - OldBuzzard (39 votes [28.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.26%

  3. Speedex Model B - David Brown (30 votes [21.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

  4. Kitty Track 600 - wilberj (38 votes [27.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.54%

  5. John Deere 140 H3 - M. Cain (21 votes [15.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.22%

  6. John Deere 110 - M. Cain (8 votes [5.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.80%

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Posted March 02, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of April has now officially started. This month was an open month.

The winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page for the entire month of April and in our Featured Tractor Section for infinity. 

We have 5 nominations this month. Let the Voting Begin!

  • John Deere LT155 - Gabriel
  • John Deere 110 - M. Cain
  • Bolens 1886 - OldBuzzard
  • Speedex Model B - David Brown
  • Kitty Track 600 - wilberj
  • John Deere 140 H3 - M. Cain

Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below.


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Posted March 02, 2015 - 10:39 PM

I will nominate our 2000 (it was bought in January 2001, so it was probably made in 2000) John Deere LT155. It has been a very good tractor. It has a 15 HP Kohler engine, hydrostatic transmission, and 38" cut mower deck. It is special to me because it was the first lawn tractor I ever mowed with. It is a very nice tractor to drive. It has done some work that it really wasn't meant to do (and some that I wouldn't make it do again), but despite this, it has held up well. We still mow with it (along with another lawn tractor, though this year it will be used along with the other lawn tractor, and my Cub Cadet 123) and sometimes to pull implements (lawn sweeper, wagon, roller). Sometimes at birthday parties we host for family members, we use it to pull the lawn mower trailer and give rides.

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Edited by Gabriel, March 03, 2015 - 10:12 AM.

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Posted March 04, 2015 - 08:31 PM

I would like to Nominate my John Deere 110

 

This is my 1965 John Deere 110 I restored the summer of 2013 I completely took everything apart .I rebuilt the engine and trans every part was sandblasted epoxy primed then painted with John Deere paint and Valspar renew hardner.

I used original John Deere hood Decals and hapco on the other decals .And the tractor still has its original sleeve hitch that was ordered with the tractor was bought new .This tractor  is a one owner restored by me. I also added the slab weight  single notch rear weights and the stack. The tractor today is used for show and slow races I just love to beat those cadet hydro's in the slow races and yes it is stock.

 

Mitchell Cain

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1965 110 Done 001_renamed_14819.jpg 65-110 6-28-13 008.jpg

1965 110 Done 004_renamed_117.jpg My 1965 - 110 010.jpg

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1965 110 Done 009_renamed_13885.jpg 65-110 6-28-13 004.jpg

1965 110 Done 010_renamed_717.jpg 65 110 005.jpg

And here is the before

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Edited by M.Cain, March 04, 2015 - 10:37 PM.

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 12:06 PM

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 12:53 PM

I think I'll get in on this just for the heck of it.  Been wanting to put my 1942 Speedex model B up here for a while.  I fear there may be too much competition this month from what has been posted so far but, we'll add one just to add one.

 

I bought this tractor a few years ago now.  Wife and I took a ride out around Akron to pick it up.  It wasn't running when I got it.  It's not the original engine but it is "correct" as far as I know.  The P.O. bought this engine for the tractor but never attempted to get it running.  If you saw his project list, you would understand.  Good collector with a VERY nice collection of tractors that you don't often see.  Anyway, he told me he wouldn't have bought the engine if he didn't think it was going to run.  Ok, pretty bold.  I mean, I couldn't just look at an engine and know it will run.  never know what's lurking inside, right?  So we struck a deal and hoisted it up on the truck and headed for home.

 

Turns out, he was right.  The biggest kick I get with this tractor is getting people on the hook by saying "you wouldn't believe what I had to do to that engine to get it to run".  They always get real interested and say "what, tell me".  I smile and say, "I put gas in it!"  It really isn't as simple as that but almost.  I had to put a fuel line on it.  Not bad for a 1937 briggs.  With the engine running I set about stripping it down to repaint.  The rear rims were shot and I found matches online and ordered them.  The disks inside were ok so I cut them out of the old rims and had someone weld the disks into the new rims and got some good tires from username on this site at a good price (thank you).  I also had a friend make new pieces for the steering as the old ones were all cobbled up.  There are still some things that aren't "correct" but, overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out.  It sure is interesting to drive.  For those who are not familiar with these tractors, basically everything is backwards.  On this tractor, you have to let off the clutch to disengage the drive train, shift gears and then step on the pedal again to go.  Takes some getting used to but it's fun.  No brakes makes it even more interesting.  I wouldn't want to use this tractor all day long.

 

Here are some before pics.

 

Speedex B 001.jpg Speedex B 002.jpg Speedex B 003.jpg

 

And after the redo.

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 11:07 PM

 I picked this Lennox Kitty track 600 up from Ray/jdcrawler in September of 2011. He got it from a guy who told him at a tractor show about it. The crawler was stored in a semi trailer at the guys place covered in motorcycle parts. Dad and I got it off Ray not to long after and started restoring it in December of 2011. It took around 8 mouths to get it ready by the time of the Buckley tractor show in august 2011.  The tractor is 100% restored there was not a thing left undone on it. I have sense the restore added rubber pads to the tracks. The restore was done in secret so I could surprise Ray at the tractor show and was not posted on the forum till after.  

 

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This is what happend at the show- After we arrived at Buckley we unloaded and I drove the Kitty Track for only the second time to Rays area in the show grounds. No one was there when I got there so I parked it in an opening in his area and went to register the Kitty Track. When we returned he was there and the plan to surprise Ray I say worked. I can still remember to this day the look on his face when he was looking at it for the first time.    

 

 

 

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Links to the treads on this tractor...

http://gardentractor...ytrack-crawler/

 

http://gardentractor...is-kitty-track/

 

http://gardentractor...the-end-result/

 

http://gardentractor...nox-kittytrack/


Edited by wilberj, March 28, 2015 - 08:31 AM.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Well wife talked me in to this. I would like to Nominate my 1974 John Deere 140

 

 

This is my 1974 John Deere 140 H-3 I tore it down every nut and bolt everything was sandblasted then epoxy primed then painted with Dupont Imron paint . I rebuilt the engine all new kohler oem parts I put Firestone tires all the way around 23x10.50x12 rear and the tri rib 16x6.50x8 on the front . Then I also added the front weight bracket and weights on the front and one set of rear weights on the rear, I used all John Deere decals on this 140 I also put a new light panel in the front and added the 3-point hitch on the rear from and a new seat . Start to finish it took me 3- weeks 12 hour days I busted my rear to take it to its first show. Hope you all enjoy I bought this tractor in 2010 and plowed snow with it for 2 years and done yard work also I restored it in 2012 and it is still used for lawn use pulling my 80 cart and is showed at local shows.

 

Restored by

Mitchell Cain

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Before

 

JD-140 Tair down 001.jpg

 

Taken  apart

JD-140 Tair down 018.jpg JD-140 Tairdown-2 005.jpg JD-140 Tairdown-2 011.jpg John Deere Tair Down-3 016.jpg

 

Priming

 

John Deere 140-4- 006.jpg 140-John Deere-3 010.jpg JD-140 Tairdown-2 013.jpg John Deere 140-4- 003.jpg

 

Now for paint

 

Restored 140 H-3.1974 001.jpg Restored 140 H-3.1974 004.jpg John Deere 140-4- 001.jpg

 

Putting together.

 

Restoreing 140 H-3  1974 004.jpg 3-POINT -140 Restore 009_renamed_12763.jpg

 

 

Done.

 

140 Done 001.jpg 140 Done 002.jpg 140 Done 004.jpg 140 Done 005.jpg 140 Done 006.jpg

 

 

 

Me and wife at first shows

 

Tipton Show 2012 006.jpg

 

And I had to add the front weights I like the look

 

Swayzee 2013 008.jpg Done 140 001.jpg Done 140 002.jpg Done 140 003.jpg Done 140 004.jpg Done 140 005.jpg Done 140 006.jpg

Well all said and done it took a lot of time money but in the end it was well worth it I get a lot of comments and enjoy meeting the folks  at the shows I attend .

Thanks Again Mitchell Cain


Edited by M.Cain, March 12, 2015 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 06:03 AM

Voting has begun. Great group of tractors nominated this month.


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 08:05 AM

Dang..  Tough month to pick just one!  Great stuff here!


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 09:15 AM

Where the heck did my 110 round fender go in the guidelines I did not see where you had to enter only one entry and I have never won on this form. And the cutoff for two mounts was 5 then it would extend to 10 I posted my 110 before the 140 why was it removed ? Am I missing something.

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 10:53 AM

These are all nice !  I love to see these and read the stories , I voted for the Kitty because that is the kind of oddball thing I like !!

Great tractors all !


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Where the heck did my 110 round fender go in the guidelines I did not see where you had to enter only one entry and I have never won on this form. And the cutoff for two mounts was 5 then it would extend to 10 I posted my 110 before the 140 why was it removed ? Am I missing something.

 

We never had anyone nominate two tractors in one month. I assumed since you nominated a second one that it was the one you wanted nominated. We don't have anything in the guidelines not allowing more than one entry so I have added your 110 to the voting also.


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Thank You not that it really matters after the voting has already been underway.

Thanks Again
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Posted March 21, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Thank You not that it really matters after the voting has already been underway.

Thanks Again
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I wouldn't worry too much about it. That 110 is beautiful and I don't think it will have any problems catching up in the voting.

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 09:32 AM

So can I vote for more then one!? Lol this one is a hard one for me
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