I have a 1947 Farmall H tractor with the single front wheel, I bought it cheap just the way it is. I did do some minor carb adjustments and the old thing runs like NEW!. It sat all winter by the highway at a friends house (trying to sell it), I stuck a battery in it this spring and it barely turned over and started right up. It then drove 5 miles home without missing a beat.
I have been trying to sell this tractor for about a year now and no one wants it. I'm selling it for $1500 FIRM which I don't think is to bad.
Anyway, I have decided to keep it, I'm going to sell off the tires and the single front. I'm planing on putting tracks on it, I'm going to mount a axle (already have one) on the front about at the bell housing / mid engine and I'm going to make the tracks out of old tractor tires with the sidewalls cut off. I have plenty of tires but the biggest tire that i have is I think a 18.5X38 so I will half to hook 2 tires together (end to end) to make it long enough. I'm going to remove the rear tires and change out the rear rims. I have some rims that will work better for what I'm wanting. I'm going to make guides on the under side of the tracks to keep them on, I will also cut down the rear rim so it is only 8 inches wide, I will then rubber coat it with car tires (for traction), the front axle will have tires, I will deflate the front tires, then put the tracks on and then inflate the tires to tighten the tracks. I will also have the front axle on a slide so I can do some adjusting there to.
I added some pictures of the H that I have, I also added a picture of a homemade tractor tire track design that I found (just to show how the tractor tire works) and the last picture is kinda what I'm going to build, minus the front axle and put the middle axle a little further out.
I already have a 6' dozer blade that has no place to go and I have a 3-pt that I will put on it. This will be used in the garden for plowing, disking, cultivating, planting, bed shaping and ect. I have a Kubota L2000 for my smaller work and I have a Bolens HT23 for smaller work yet.
I'm not going to start on this right now, but it will be a summer project.
Let me know what you think???