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Poll: Feature Tractor Vote October 2016 (98 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote for Feature Tractor of October 2016

  1. Bolens Mutt Project by Fonz 3482 (8 votes [8.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.16%

  2. 'Dusty' the DB Model 36 by MGP59DB (26 votes [26.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.53%

  3. Jacobsen Super Chief 1450 by KennyP (43 votes [43.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.88%

  4. Cub Cadet 1050 by olds45512 (3 votes [3.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.06%

  5. MF12 by propane1 (18 votes [18.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.37%

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#1 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 08:47 PM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of October has now officially started and will end the 7th day of October. This month's theme is ugly tractors.

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

 

Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below. We have 5 nominations this month. Let the Voting Begin!


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Posted September 12, 2016 - 06:07 AM

Well I'll try it again,

 

I'd like to nominate the Bolens "Mutt" project. Its a mix breed of several Bolens tractors. So Here's some background on the Tractor: 

 

I bought the tractor locally for $50. The owner said the flywheel cracked, so he began searching ebay for a flywheel and it took forever. So The tractor sat under a tarp for years, He finally found a flywheel, but then instead of installing it, he just tossed it with the tractor and left it outside(worried me, thought the motor was blown and the p.o. was lying). Well His wife wanted it gone, so I responded to her wishes and took it away.
Fearing that the motor was bad I began trying to make a motor my father had laying around in a 55 gal. drum run. I worked for hours trying to get spark out of it, and got nothing. So after consulting my dad, he suggested I just try to make the motor that was in the tractor run. So I cleaned up the crank, coil, and flywheel magnents(rusty from being outside) installed everything and tried to fire the motor. "The Mutt" was born at 10:02 pm on a wednesday night, and ran very well to be honest.

 

So I then decided on a  theme. I'm going to make the machine in the style of a pulling gt/hot rod/rat rod tractor. I bought 12x10 wheels for the rear, wide aggressive rear tires, and small skinny tires and wheels for the front. The tractor has been up dated with a stack exhaust, a beer tap shifter handle, and a g-14 hood with the "scoop" for performance!! LOL! But I can't get pictures of what it was, and what it is now until I remove it from under the roof in my collapsed barn. This is the ugliest one I have. Enjoy the rust, grime, and unfinished work! Hope it isn't to bad!!
 

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 04:56 PM

I am going to nominate my DB Model 36  'Dusty' .(approx. 1962)

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Not particularly ugly because of rust , but because this thing has got to be one the ugliest designs for a lawn tractor . And then throw the Paint scheme on it .

 

I was searching thru the internet looking for David Bradley related stuff and came across this  thing.

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I though it was odd looking but had something about it that I liked (still not sure what) .

I posted it in the E-Bay C/L finds section and didn't get much excitement about it ,  I researched it and couldn't find much about it.

I tried to forget about it , but kept checking on it , six weeks later it was still there and reduced in price .

I finally talked to the guy about it on the phone , the story is that he found it pushed to the side of the road . It was in upstate NY . He tried to get it going but couldn't get it to fire . I ended up buying it and had it shipped to my house via U-Ship

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After the first cleanup it looked better .

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I spent most of this spring working it over to get the mower deck working and solving an engine problem on it .

She earns her space in the garage , my brother calls it a 'Hoveroni' (like a Hovercraft and a Zamboni mated) , I feel great and smile when I drive it around .

There is an ass for every seat.

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I consider it a tractor because it did have the option for a snow plow and duelly wheels ?? Plus it can haul things behind it with 'Power to Spare!!

Honestly when I get together with family and we look at it we sure have a lot of fun laughing at it , that makes it worth a million bucks in my book . 

A short video of it in action ! :D \/

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Read more here\/

http://gardentractor...y-the-hoveroni/


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Posted September 16, 2016 - 07:51 AM

I throw my ugly old Jake into the mix!

 

This is a Jacobsen Super Chief 1450 I found on CL for $100. It is a Hydro tractor that had a rough life. I also got the tiller with it, but no mounting hardware. I had to buy another complete tiller to get that. Also, the electric lift was missing. Found a replacement lift that would work. After pulling the head and finding it warped bad enough you could see the warp, I got that flattened and put it back together. Got it running.

 

Then it was trial and error to get the new lift working with this heavy tiller. That was a challenge in itself. The actuator is just a bit small for this, but I haven't used the tiller as yet.

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 07:35 PM

I will nominate my cub cadet 1050. The 1050 is a one model year only tractor, there were produced in 1989 and there's believed to be less than 3000 made. For those who are unfamiliar with this model it has a Kohler 10hp magnum and a 3 speed manual trans.
The one I have was rescued from a friends cub graveyard, I picked it up as a project but it turns out that it runs and mows great as is. Future plans include a new driveshaft and a clutch rebuild as it has some vibration and the clutch slips on hills. I'm undecided on whether it will get a restoration since it's rare and still in decent original shape, even the tires are original.

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 05:42 PM

I am gunna enter my MF12 again. Most of you have seen it before. I don't consider it ugly, it's a workin tractor, but for this voting, hope fully you all will think it's ugly and vote for it.

Was bought years ago with a deck, thrower, cab and tiller in one package. I don't cut grass with it any more , but would like to. Just no time to switch things. When I built the loader, I did not realize that I would use it so much and has rarely been off the tractor. So I never hooked up the thrower on the front either since I put the loader on. Had the thrower on one or two years. So decided to put the thrower on the back and get some fun, oops, I mean, use out of it. It works great on the back, better than the front mount. More traction on the back. Tiller works great.

Any way it not ugly, but I hope you think so, for this vote.

Noel

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 02:24 PM

Bumping this to the top so it can be found for voting.


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 02:55 PM

I'll try to bump in the mornings, Doug!


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 07:09 PM

Bump



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 06:00 AM

Bump again!

 

Just looked at the results so far and something is wrong! How did I get that many votes?


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 06:47 AM

My bet is it was this picture
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Just looked at the results so far and something is wrong! How did I get that many votes?


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 07:18 AM

That might be it! Pretty ugly there!



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:19 PM

That might be it! Pretty ugly there!

:iagree:  Hard to compete with that 'mugg' :D


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:51 PM

Yep, a face only a mother could love, but it's a workin tractor or was, and can be again.

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Posted September 27, 2016 - 06:03 PM

Yep, a face only a mother could love, but it's a workin tractor or was, and can be again.

Noel

It purrs right along! Great engine!


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