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#1 hddlh OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:55 AM

Found this for sale.  It looks homemade, but could it be a factory made tractor?  Any thoughts?00c0c_j6wD13XFlFs_600x450.jpg


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 08:07 AM

Hard to tell by just that one pic. That is a wierd rear wheel. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 08:13 AM

I'm going to vote for home made.

It looks to have a Ford Model-A steering and rear axle so it probably has a Model-A transmission also.

It is an unusual design with  the Wisconsin engine in the back.

 

I'm assuming there is a jack-shaft from the engine running up to the front of the transmission with possibly a V-belt clutch assembly ?


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 09:19 AM

That rear wheel screams monster garage to me. I see a spoked rim with a brake drum (very common) attacked to a tractor wheel using welded splines to where it looks to be the outer area of where a tire would mount. 

 

Monster...monster garage.



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 09:21 AM

Ooooops no it screams Junk yard wars.....I did like monster garage to...haha



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 09:32 AM

Gotta be a one off, front wheels and carriers look like modified zero turn stuff, cool rear wheels, never saw any like it.



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 10:38 AM

I'd say homemade.  Someone had emailed me about it through my website before they listed it.  They sent me a ton of pictures.  The front axle looks like a Handiman R/T.  There are some other cast parts that are from something or other as well.  There does look to be some model A stuff in there.  I had wondered if it didn't originally have a model A engine, and then the Briggs was fitted on at a later date.  


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