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#1 speedbird OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Here are some pictures that show how I made the row crop conversion for my Speedex. If I did it again I would likely do it slightly differently. When I started I wanted to make it so that the tractor was the same height as original but after starting on it I decided it would look better if the front was higher like many full sized rowcrop tractors . The center post is the top 1/2 of a trailer jack turn upside down. The way it is made I could convert it back to a wide front in about 1/2 an hour if I wanted to,DSCF5434.JPG DSCF5436.JPG DSCF5433.JPG DSCF5438.JPG   but probally never will..


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Hehehe I see it marked it's territory.

 

BAD Briggs Very Bad lol

 

 

 

Is there more pics of your Speedex collection?   Love looking at old GTs :thumbs:


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Awesome! I love row crops.
Do you have any pics of the whole unit?
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Posted November 26, 2015 - 09:47 PM

Good job.

Hows it handle?


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Nice job, and the fact that it can be put back to original is a plus!

Be careful. Tricycles turn over a little easier than the wide front end ones!


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 04:31 PM

The tractor handles well. A freind was saying one  day ( before I built it) that a tractor manufacturer had to set the axels behind the pivot point on their rowcrops to get them to steer right so I welded the axels about a 1/4" behind the center of the center post and it seems stable as far as going in a strait line. I haven't tried it on any side hills.



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Posted December 02, 2015 - 10:53 AM

MH81 ased about pictures of the whole tractor so here are some. The last 2 show where I hide the tractors.

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 08:02 AM

nice conversion, looks good.

I had a square nosed Speedex, but sold it to another member. I still have a round nose in the shed I may play with some day.



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 08:34 AM

Nice S24. Mine is a little newer than yours, has a dash



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Posted January 01, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Mine is a 1970. Yours would likely have the 3 speed transmission . I had plans to build a dash for it but it didn't get it done.



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Posted January 01, 2016 - 10:09 PM

The tractor handles well. A freind was saying one  day ( before I built it) that a tractor manufacturer had to set the axels behind the pivot point on their rowcrops to get them to steer right so I welded the axels about a 1/4" behind the center of the center post and it seems stable as far as going in a strait line. I haven't tried it on any side hills.

Narrow front Farmalls like an H would shimmy at road speed worse with the front wheels back farther.  To overcome this they made a wedge shaped piece of steel that was put in between the tricycle front end and the bolster.  A few of our tractors have this wedge in them.


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Thanks for the Info. That's interesting about the Farmalls. Maybe I should have put the axels slightly ahead of center.  On the other hand I doubt that the Speedex will go fast enough to matter.


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