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Poll: Feature Tractor November 2016 (75 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote For Feature Tractor of November 2016

  1. Kablewie, the Ford blue Jacobsen by Propane1 (5 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  2. 1987 Cub Cadet 1211 by Olds45512 (5 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  3. 1966 Moto-Mower 6020 by greasy6020 (4 votes [5.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  4. 1919 Midwest Utilitor by Gtractor (39 votes [52.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.00%

  5. 1963 Massey Feeerguson Executive 7 by HankG (17 votes [22.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.67%

  6. Bolens 1050 by 29Chev (5 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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#1 DougT OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2016 - 02:29 AM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of November has now officially started and will end the last day of October. This month's theme is open.

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

We have 6 nominations this month.

 

Kablewie, the Ford blue Jacobsen by Propane1

 

1987 Cub Cadet 1211 by Olds45512

 

1966 Moto-Mower 6020 by Greasy6020

 

1919 Midwest Utilitor by Gtractor

 

1963 Massey Ferguson Executive 7 by HankG

 

Bolens 1050 by 29Chev

 

Before voting please be sure to read the nominations below.  Let the Voting Begin!

 


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Posted October 02, 2016 - 01:53 PM

So, I'll enter Kablewie, to get things started. Kablewie is painted ford blue , but realy started life as a Jacobsen. There is orange paint on it and the number plate says it's a homelite textron. I would say it was a 16 hp tractor first, because it has the large gas tank, hour metre and adjustable seat. I call it a ford because of the paint on it now.

When I bought it, there was a 12 hp engine in it. It worked good. I cut grass, did all the garden work and blew snow with it. The 12 engine split the piston, so we put a 14 hp engine in, I fixed the 12 hp engine for a spare, good thing I did, the 14 engine seized up the rod on the crank and broke the rod. Block still good. So , put the rebuilt 12 back in. Have yet to rebuild the 14 engine. Better do it soon, if the crank is useable. So kablewie is still doing all the garden work, and I have a new cultivator coming for it, thanks Jim, and it still does snow removal. No grass cutting this year.

When I bought it, it came with , the tractor, two 50" decks, snow plow, tandem disks and a few extra spare engines. We found and bought the snow blower for it later. A neat feature on this tractor, is the front hydraulic ports. I hooked up a cylinder on the top chute of the snowblower last year.
Thanks for looking and get your tractor entered.

Noel

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Posted October 02, 2016 - 10:34 PM

I will nominate my 1987 cub cadet 1211. I bought this cub at the beginning of summer from a fellow collector out of NJ, the ride was about 5 hours each way. For those not familiar with the 1211, it is hydrostatic with hydraulic lift and has a Kohler 12 magnum. When I got it home I did the usual maintenance, I trued the head and installed a new head gasket as well as new fluid/filter for the rearend. I also installed a factory cat 0 three point, i also painted the wheels and installed all new tires.

I recently decide to upgrade from a single spool valve to a two spool valve, I bought a JD h2 valve off eBay. I was able to mount the valve to the cub bracket and use the factory lines running from the rearend,the rest of the lines were ran with 3/8 brake line. I added ports in both the front and rear, this will allow me to have power angle on the plow this winter and I'm thinking about a hydraulic dump cart for the rear ports. I hand made the handles and powder coated them in chrome.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 06:47 AM

I am gonna nominate my 1966 Moto Mower 6020, now with a sleeve hitch

I bought the tractor from my best friends older neighbor, for $25 canadian as is where is. So, one night after work, I went on my bike to my friends house and rounded up every boy there.

We got the tractor out of the barn, with about 7 people pushing it, and a 4 year old steering it. It was a sight to see.

Me and my friends tried for days to get that old Briggs to start. Nothing. Even gave it a big snort of ether once or twice. Nothing. Finay gave up and went to the canadian version of harbour freight (called tool town for those who are curious) and got myself a brand spanking new Honda clone 6.5 hp motor.

Around this time, I realized I could shift while rolling if I put the clutch in until I felt the brake grabbing, no grinding no nothing. Well, downshifting is a different story, sounds like gravel in a blender...

I ran it for months with the original turf tires, till my friend hit a corn stalk with one. So I "borrowed" his trailer tire. I wonder if he noticed...

Now the Moto Mower has a pair of 6-12 ag tires on the rear, with tires I stole off of dads snowblower on the front.

Currently I use the Moto Mower for running a brinly cultivator, a disk and wagons around the yard, and most importantly it is a means to get myself around.

I even installed a bike horn on it for fun...

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Posted October 08, 2016 - 11:07 AM

I'd like to nominate my 1919 Midwest Utilitor garden tractor with matching cart. 

 

Bought this one at auction in the summer of 2015.  It had been sitting as a static display in a private museum, and not run for quite some time.  Got it running with just a filing of the points and some new gas.  Had some oiling problems initially but they somehow healed themselves.  I tore into the crankcase but found nothing wrong.   The tractor runs good, but it's very crude and primitive design makes it a handful to operate.  The tractor shakes and rattles when running.  This was before the counter-balance and rubber mounts of small engines.  Straight cut drive gears are noisy and only add to the vibrations.

 

With no governor on the engine, constant attention is required on the throttle.  There is only one speed forward and no reverse.  Transmission doesn't even have a neutral.  The clutch has a lock on the handle to hold it disengaged and stop the tractor from driving.   Luckily there are independent turning clutches so turning is actually easy but with the large lugs its not going to turn very sharp.

The engines crankshaft runs through the drive wheels with a flywheel on each side. Makes for built-in wheel weights.  One flywheel has the crank for starting and the other side has a flat-belt pulley to power freestanding attachments.  The lugs would have to be removed from the right-side drive wheel so they didn't interfere with the belt.  Narrower lugs were offered so you could use the belt pulley without lug removal.  There is no provision for a belt pulley clutch.  If the engine is turning so is the pulley.

Engine is a single cylinder of about 4 horsepower.  Water cooled,  the front of the hood holds a neat little radiator with a flat belt driving the fan blade.  Magneto ignition provides the spark with impulse feature for easier starting. 

The cart came with the tractor and I believe its much more modern and fully homemade.  The boards show no sign of wear.  Someone did a whale of a job building it!  The design is period correct and old style square hardware was used throughout.  I've ridden the cart around quite a bit but its just too nice to haul anything in. The tongue of the cart sports its own toolbox and oil can holder with the old-style, bottom pump "clicker" oil can. 

The seat pulls out easily and I always remove it and the tailgate for transport to shows.  Those two pieces get wrapped in an old blanket for protection and secured for transport.

Thanks for reading and please vote for your favorite tractor this month and every month right here on Garden Tractor Talk!!!

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Edited by Gtractor, October 08, 2016 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 05:59 PM

Its been a couple years since I have entered so without further ado I nominate my 1963 Massey Ferguson Executive 7. I bought this GT in Phoenixville PA. It was left to the gentleman I purchased it from by two old widows who mowed their yard with it. It had sat in a barn for 20 some years after their passing. When I got it home, I noticed it was covered in coal dust from the heater in the barn which actually kept it from rusting. After replacing the coil, points and condenser I bought her a drink of high test and on the first pull she came to life and the little 7HP Kohler purred like a kitten. I then set my mind to giving her a full on restoration which she deserved. This tractor has its original cigarette lighter which was never used and also its original leather seat cover along with its original IMG_1171.JPG IMG_1169.JPG IMG_1173.JPG tires.
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Posted October 20, 2016 - 10:18 AM

I will nominate my Bolens 1050 as a last minute entry.  The tractor was given to me by my brother about 15 years ago and came with a 42" deck.  I used it for the first summer the way I got it and then that winter it got disassembled and worn parts fixed or replaced and repainted.

 

Since then it has been used as my main lawn cutting machine. It was repowered in January 2015 with a Honda GX390 engine - the air intake and exhaust were relocated so that the Honda could be mounted with very little modifications to the tractor.

 

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Posted October 20, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Voting is now officially underway. Good Luck to all the entrants. Thanks Guys.  :thumbs:


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Posted October 24, 2016 - 06:22 PM

You're right Doug, stable boy on the fence an't no help so quarter bounce it is, head's old, tail's original

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Posted October 25, 2016 - 04:49 AM

Bump!


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Posted October 26, 2016 - 08:55 AM

Just 39 votes - that's embarrassing...


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Posted October 26, 2016 - 09:00 AM

Just 39 votes - that's embarrassing...

Yes it is!



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Posted October 28, 2016 - 05:48 PM

We need 44 more votes to hit 100. Let's get them in. It will end Monday.


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Posted October 28, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Great entry's all !!


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Posted October 28, 2016 - 08:19 PM

It's a 4 way tie for last place. Hehe. Someone's gotta vote for one of us, to break it.

Noel
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