I will put in my 1985 Golden Stallion
This garden tractor is the creation of Owen Bosma. In 1985 my father and I built this little tractor to plow the driveway with, since its a tight area. This tractor is a full size model of the rare Gibson Model A garden tractor. The Gibson model D was more popular. It uses the stick steering method. If you pull the stick back it will turn right and pushing the stick makes it turn left, It is atcualy a good steering method for the size of the tractor. It orginally had a crank start Briggs model ZZ but has since been upgrade to a K341 Kohler rated at 16 hp. The clutch is a simple belt and chain drive. Belts from the motor to a jack shaft that pivots in line with the center of the tranny input shaft and chain from jack shaft to the tranny. Belts will loosen and chain stays tight as jack shaft pivots.
The transmission is out of a 1939 Dodge truck. We use the parking break on the tranny for the breaks on the tractor, not the best but they work.
The rear end is out of a Toyota that has been narrowed,
It is all held together by a 3 inch C channel frame and 1/4 inch thick steel cross members
Nice set of AG's on the back with 95lb weights on each side.
Last year just put a set of 8 inch 3 rib tires witch really set it off compared to the 8 inch trailer tires
This is a good little tractor with many uses with its homemade front blade and trailer hitch.
The hydraulic system is a simple belt driven power steering pump to raise and lower the front blade.
It has plowed its way thru many snow storms since 1986 and still going strong
Does a wonderful job on grading the driveway after major rain storm, part of the driveway is uphill so need to push it back up and has done a few landscaping and backfilling jobs in tight areas.
It has pulled trailers in parades, everyday stuff around the house and shows and even entered it in a garden tractor pull
Thank you and hope you enjoyed reading about my tractor
Edited by James Bosma, April 10, 2016 - 07:25 PM.