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Betcha never seen a walk behind tractor used this way!


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#1 camdigger OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 06:48 AM

These are Turkish made and are widely used through the fruit orchards, vinyards, and olive groves of Western Turkey.  Some models equipped with a rear PTO run a shaft to a repurposed auto transmission to drive a rear end.  Some of those units will make 35 mph downhill! 

 

Some have pinned wheels that can be replaced by more conventional tines to convert to a rototiller to work the small plot before converting back at the end of the day to the owner's house in the village.

 

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The two wheeled tractor may not be all that common in North America, but there are lots of dealers in western Turkey.


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 06:57 AM

btw: visit germany and you can see this walk behinds used this way every day!

 

edit: this is, just for example, a "Hakorette" build by HAKO  hakorette.jpg


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 07:50 AM

I remember seeing a video of a group that was racing these machines.    Rick


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Here's a couple of pictures of my walk behind used this way. My granddaughter loves my gravelys.

The walk behind is an '83.

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 10:39 AM

You don't see them used like that much in North America but I remember a British comedy series in the 60s/70s about a couple who decided to grow their own food and they had a 2 wheel tractor with a sit on cart.


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 11:14 AM

I remember seeing a video of a group that was racing these machines.    Rick

 

Yepp, we have this racings in germany (and I think here in Hesse), too. Some of the racers look like roman chariots...

 

edit: here's a 2013 racing vid - enjoy

 

https://youtu.be/30LuK5Tb4fg


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 11:18 AM

You don't see them used like that much in North America but I remember a British comedy series in the 60s/70s about a couple who decided to grow their own food and they had a 2 wheel tractor with a sit on cart.

 

you need no license plate here to use this tractors for public transport (only a driving license) and so many young country people have this vehicles. After WWII this kind of tractors were designed for small farms here in D.


Edited by jd.rasentrac, May 05, 2015 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 12:21 PM

you need no license plate here to use this tractors for public transport (only a driving license) and so many young country people have this vehicles. After WWII this kind of tractors were designed for small farms here in D.

Kind of funny, no offence intended, but I have heard people from at least 4 different countries claim to be the origin of the two wheeled tractors and these carts: the US via the David Bradley and Gravely, Turkey, China, and now Germany. Wonder what the real story is?

I will have to look a bit more for an example of the rear drive setup I've seen. When I do find an image, I'll be sure to post it....

On further reflection, I sincerely doubt either the Chinese or the Turks would have come up with the original design. Both cultures are notorious copiers,but not real innovators....

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 01:34 PM

My brother shot this photo in Germany a few years ago.  Some of these even have a drive shaft to the wagon axle to make them 4 wheel drive.  It is an Agria garden tractor.

 

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 08:05 PM

Kind of funny, no offence intended, but I have heard people from at least 4 different countries claim to be the origin of the two wheeled tractors and these carts: the US via the David Bradley and Gravely, Turkey, China, and now Germany. Wonder what the real story is?

I will have to look a bit more for an example of the rear drive setup I've seen. When I do find an image, I'll be sure to post it....

On further reflection, I sincerely doubt either the Chinese or the Turks would have come up with the original design. Both cultures are notorious copiers,but not real innovators....

I can't say for sure on the others but Gravely has been around since 1916. 



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Posted May 05, 2015 - 08:29 PM

The difference is that in Europe it is still a common form of transportation and work vehicle.



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Posted May 05, 2015 - 09:52 PM

This was a common sight in Japan back in the early 70's. Farmers traveled back and forth from home to the rice paddies with 2 wheelers pulling a wagon. They must have had a road gear because they moved along pretty good. 



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Posted May 05, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Here is one I like, source unknown.

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 01:21 AM

Hi All

Here is my walk behind it carries 6 cwt and is fitted with a reverse gear it tips up and has a has  a handbrake

Hope you like

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Posted May 06, 2015 - 02:14 AM

That's a cool looking machine.






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