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Vote For Feature Tractor January 2018


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Poll: Vote For Feature Tractor January 2018 (42 member(s) have cast votes)

Who should be feature tractor?

  1. 1978 Roper 20T by larrybl (28 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. 1976 Massey Ferguson 12 by propane1 (7 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. 1969 ford 120 by pick-to-stone (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  4. 1972 Sears SS/16 by 1oldbuzz (1 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  5. 1974 Avco New Idea EGT200 by DH1 (5 votes [11.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  6. 1973 Roper RT16Tby John Arsenault (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 DougT OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 09:55 AM

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

The winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page for the entire month of \January 2018 and in our Featured Tractor Section for infinity. 

We have 6 nominations this month. Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below. 

 

Let the Voting Begin!


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#2 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Guess I'll start this one with my 1978 Roper 20T. I ran across Her November 2014, from a Co-worker spotting her and telling me. It was almost two weeks before I got around to checking her out. I originally planed a drive by, but when I saw her in the driveway, I had to knock on the door. I offered $200.00 and the PO accepted, the following day I showed up with a U-Haul and while loading her up, the PO opened his garage and brought out all the manuals, brochures, chains, and the Snow blower. He wasn't sure I wanted the blower and said he could take it to the scrap yard. I accepted all of it. Old Girl as she is known by was the first restore in my new Man Cave. After we finished, She has been taken to several shows, and has always had many good complements.

Although She is not decorated for Christmas, we will be taking her to a local Christmas Parade this Saturday. I hope to get some good pictures, and more memories for My Grandson and Myself. 

 

Edit. Added a before picture so you could see what I had to work with.


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Posted December 06, 2017 - 08:56 AM

So, I don’t have a tractor out decorated this year, but it is an open month too, so I will enter my 1976 Massey Ferguson 12 tractor. I do use it for Christmas decoration work thou. It all so works in the snow quite a bit with the loader and rear snowthrower, which could be considered Christmasy.

This tractor was bought a number of years ago and came with a 42” deck, 36” snowthrower, tiller with extension and a cab. I built the loader for it a few years after I bought the tractor. It has done a lot of chores over the years with snow removal, yard maintenance and garden work.

I may, just for the heck of it, buy another MF 36” snow thrower for it and mount it on the front. I know a fella that has two snowthrowers for sale. If he still has one when I find the money to get it.
So I would remove the loader and mount the thrower on the front like it’s supposed to be and use the electric winch to lift/lower it. This way, I could throw snow going forward and in reverse ??? What do you think ???

Noel

Oh, the last picture is from a few years ago, Santa was having a few to many, I figure.

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Posted December 07, 2017 - 12:28 PM

I think I will throw in my 1969 ford 120 that I got in 14 this year. I it got from my Geart grandfather glen. but the tractor was going to be sold at first and I figured that it needs to stay in the family so I took it and I started work on it in 15 only because the stupid throttle cable keep breaking and the belt need to be changed. But as the years went by I joined GTtalk and found a few years ago and I found a mower deck at the beginning of the year ago and just last mouth I got a new seat because of my dogs tearing up the old one but for the attachments I got are a snow throw and a 42” mower deck and a make shift snow cab and it has a K301 Kohler(12 horsepower) engine

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 02:10 AM

I would like to nominate my 1972 Sears SS/16

The first picture is the day I brought it home in December 2014

This one wasn't a planned purchase.I went to look at a different machine

that the same party had for sale.When I saw this one with that big twin

engine I just had to have it.

  I torn it down to do a refurbish/restore and unfortunately

life changed the progress on it.

I did work on it here and there.With most of the finishing up in

the last few months

 I did make some changes to the overall apperence

the obvious is the nose a Roper cast aluminum piece

and a Roper steering wheel I just liked the look of it.

 

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Posted December 17, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Ok this is my nomination, it's not decorated for Xmas but ???

 

1974 Avco New Idea  EGT200 ready and waiting for a snowy Xmas day.

I have 2 of them, this one is mostly original and fully functional, has a factory 38" snow thrower with optional wings that is powered by it's own 2-1/2hp motor, a factory weight box with 250 lbs of suitcase weights in it and wheel weights mounted on the original turf tires.   I have only tried this a few times in the snow and it does seem to work. I have 1 video of it with the snow thrower in action.

 

They only made 250 of these tractors in 1974, the EGT stands for "Electric Garden Tractor" , they run on 6 x 6volt golf cart batteries, 36volt system, have a 1.2 hp drive motor, with a Peerless 2300  4sp transaxle that has no revers gear   The foot operated speed control has 7 motor speeds to choose from, with a cruise control position that puts the tractor in the most efficient mode.   To go backwards you flip a switch and the motor spins in reverse, can go backwards in all 4 gears. Tractor has seat and brake safety switch's.   The PTO is a solenoid with a heavy cord as all powered attachments have there own drive motor.

 

I like this thing because it's different and it seems to do the job. 

It is a survivor and is 43yrs old, if it shorts out when using it on a wet Xmas day it might light itself up like a Xmas tree, ??? unlikely that will happen.

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Posted December 20, 2017 - 08:24 AM

Ok I will enter my 1973 Roper RT16T, its my Christmas present to me. I was not even looking for a tractor at the time and got offered a deal on this that I could not pass up. At the moment it does not run, my crankshaft is in Texas and the engine is completely cleaned & disassembled ready to be rebuilt. But I see no disclaimer that it has to be running.

 

He/She will soon be added to the fleet and allowed to play with the other tractors. This is the straw that will break the horses back, after I get this running I will be selling my horse and will have accomplished my goal of having a fully Sears power fleet.

 

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Posted December 22, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Sorry guys. Time got away from me this month. Voting is now open for feature tractor of January 2018. Where did this year go. Good Luck to all entrants.


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Posted December 22, 2017 - 08:09 PM


Although She is not decorated for Christmas

I think that blower in the blower might count lol, neat idea

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Posted December 23, 2017 - 09:01 AM

I had to give my vote to larry this month, not only did he have a decorated trailer with X-mas lights but he also lives in Texas, and anyone in Texas that has a snow blower in there collection must have passion. 


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 07:22 AM

The end is getting near
And your looking forward to the cheer
Hopefully you get time to vote
Before you get into the beer


Happy New Year, Noel.
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Congrats to Larry for the win. Thanks to the other contestants for your participation.


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Posted January 02, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Congrats Larry!


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