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Vote Now Featured Tractor June 2016

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Poll: Vote Now Featured Tractor June 2016 (31 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote Now Featured Tractor June 2016

  1. Cub Cadet Original - zippy1 (9 votes [29.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.03%

  2. Cub Cadet 782D - Rocking 416 (3 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  3. Cub Cadet 1250 - BNK (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  4. Fairbanks Morse RR-21 - 1964Deere (9 votes [29.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.03%

  5. Moto Mower 6020 - Greasy6020 (3 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  6. Speedex Model B - David Brown (5 votes [16.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%




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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:33 PM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of June has now officially started and will end the last day of this month. This was an open month.

The winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page for the entire month of Juneand in our Featured Tractor Section for infinity. 

We have ___ nominations this month. Let the Voting Begin!

  • Cub Cadet Original - zippy1
  • Cub Cadet 782D - Rocking416
  • Cub Cadet 1250 - BNK
  • Fairbanks Morse RR-21 - 1964Deere
  • Moto Mower 6020 - Greasy6020
  • Speedex Model B - David Brown

Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below.

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Posted May 05, 2016 - 12:45 AM

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Posted May 05, 2016 - 05:30 PM

I will nominate my Cub cadet 782D again.  I am the proud second owner of it. I have all of the paper work Detailed maintenance records.  This tractor was very well cared for.  I am very lucky to have it.    


This is my Cub cadet 782D.   It was one of the hardest tractors ever to purchase.  I met its first and original owner when I responded to a craigslist add for some attachments. Well we got to talking and he had a 782 gas he wanted to sell and behind it was the 782D I begged and begged and made several offers.  He did not budge.  well months went by and finally we were able to come to a price on both 782's gas and diesel.   It has all the paper work including original sales receipt. it was purchased 11-30-1984 from McMichael's of Nokesville Virginia for $5249.45   it was delivered to its first owner 12-6-1984   It came new with 50" mower deck wheel weights tire chains and a 42" blade.  I have everything but the deck.  I wish I purchased the deck but what can you do.     I am the second owner of the beautiful machine and I love it to death.   My only plans are to buff an polish the original  paint and replace the dash and place the battery in the stock location.  Maybe put a turbo kit on it.  and some different tires. 

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:41 AM

I'm gonna throw my 1975 1250 CC in just for kicks. I found it in a fence row behind a shed not running and missing a lot of parts back in mid 2004. Got it home, bought a fresh battery, cleaned the carb, changed the oil, new plug and points. It knocked and smoked. My pop and I pulled the engine for a rebuild (K-301). Then started ordering parts and hunting some sheet metal. Tractor did come with a 44U deck needing work as well.


I removed everything except the rear end and front axle. I found the missing sheet metal and a head light panel, switch & tail lights. Prep the frame and sheet metal for paint. Hunting more parts like for the drive line, ISO engine mounts, steering joints, Ross steering column upgrade, tires, new seat, decal kit...to be honest the list goes on. The original muffler box was trashed but thankfully the base mount was in good shape. I fabricated a new box from 1/8" aluminum plate. After the engine was completed we dropped it in the painted frame and began reassembly. The mowing deck was down to a bare shell,some welding then the bottom sprayed with a graphite coating then spayed IH 935 on all required parts as well as 483 Federal Yellow. Reassembled the tractor to "turn key".


Years later I added the rear lift and spring lift assist and currently is showing 41 hrs. I would post before and during resto pics but I lost a butt load of photos from a computer crash several yrs ago.  

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Posted May 09, 2016 - 10:33 AM

I will nominate my 1957 Fairbanks Morse RR-21 I bought it like 7 years ago and restored it for a xmas surprise for my ex-fiancé. Luckily I got it back after we split. It was a complete restoration. No bolt left untouched. It was missing it's seat, and my grandpa built me the seat to go on it so it has some sentimental attachment to go with it.

I have never put a drop of oil in the engine, and never ran it since restoration. I restored it for a house ornament and didn't want it to leak. I restored everything so if I did put oil in it, I know it would run. It has been on display in two museums so far. And is currently in the museum in Independence, IA.

Unfortunately all my pictures were on a disk that crashed and the attached are the only two pictures I currently have.

Everyone says how it looks more like the prototype hover round and not a lawnmower.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 12:13 PM

For the ten billionth time I'll put my Moto Mower in the mix...

I bought my Moto Mower 6020 with an unoriginal seat and motor from my best friends neighbour. I repowered the busted 6.5 hp Briggs with a 6.5 hp tool town motor...

My history with the tractor started when I was 15, I repowered it, changed transaxle oil, and belts. The second motor it had was probably fixable but it was beyond my skill of repairs. I recent recieved a set of 6-12 ag tires, I still need to take them to be mounted.

I most often used the tractor to haul myself around the valley, to my best friends house or work. Work payed for the repower and gas... I also use the tractor for pulling wagons around the yard. I might just strip down the dethatcher and build a small cultivator for it...
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Thanks Kenny!!

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Well, I said I wouldn't do this again with this tractor but, what the heck, third time is a charm right?  This is my 1942 Speedex model B that I got a few years back now and restored.  While the engine is not original it is correct for this tractor.  The engine is actually a 1937 model Z briggs.  When I bought the tractor it wasn't running.  I asked the guy if he thought the engine would run and he said he wouldn't have bought it for the tractor if he didn't think it would run.  Sure enough, with the addition of a fuel line and a good cleaning of the cooling fins (or tunnels in this case), she fired right up.


I bought new outer rims for the rear wheels and had the original centers welded in.  I also had to rebuild the steering so it has all new parts.  This tractor is a real trip to drive.  No brakes and everything that you are used to is backwards.  Pretty tight quarters too.  Makes me feel like I'm in a circus clown car.


I bought this primarily to show along side my Pond and they were both basically built by the same man.  The B was built when Elmer Pond was with Speedex.  Elmer went on to start his own company and built my Pond tractor.  Makes a nice educational display.  Anyway, here it is again for your consideration.  Yet another month of fine machines so we'll see how all of this shakes out.  Good luck to all!



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Posted May 19, 2016 - 04:21 AM

Let the voting begin.

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 04:58 AM

Gonna be a hard choice! All are great tractors!

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 06:16 PM

Hard choice is right, great entries.




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Posted June 04, 2016 - 02:45 AM

When we had a tie a couple years ago we did a run off with a second round of voting between the two that tied. To make things easier we had decided at that time that the person that enters their nomination first would be the one to break the tie. Daytime Dave is the one that actually suggested it. The only problem is I forgot to add it to the guidelines. Hopefully both parties understand and I will get it added to the guidelines.

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Posted June 04, 2016 - 02:53 AM

The winner of the tie has been posted to the home page and can be found here: http://gardentractor...t-original-r226