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#1 Elky OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2018 - 11:05 AM

I saw this little tractor thing at an auction awhile back and was wondering what it was. It is a three wheeled vehicle with handle bar steering. It appears to be powered by a larger Briggs with electric start with some kind of tensioner drive transmission. I originally thought it was a bunker rake, but auction tag says "Garlock made for roof work". Does anyone know about a Garlock tractor?

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Posted January 30, 2018 - 11:24 AM

I don't know what it is but it looks like it's built like a tank!


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 11:37 AM

I don't know what it is but it looks like it's built like a tank!

i'll second that


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 12:28 PM

That's a lot of metal, the rear platform looks to be a driving station, in second pic i see tracks for forward movement of the seat, super heavy hitches would indicate heavy pull capacity, I'm thinking yard truck, given the nature of construction materials (going on clue) the driver could crouch and drive under the load in delivery and return to seated position after the turn
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Posted January 30, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Garlock is a manufacture of roofing equipment   http://garlockequip.com/

 

Seems that tractor could have been used in the material handling on the roof,

They would tow a wagon to take different materials and supplies to the workers on the roof

Most times they can only access the roof from one spot, if job is real big then they bring these into play 

 

 

The back platform looks to be something that was added after retirement 


Edited by James Bosma, January 30, 2018 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted January 30, 2018 - 03:25 PM

How do you get it up on to the roof?


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 03:37 PM

I'm thinking that it's a shop/factory tug/mule.


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 03:52 PM

How do you get it up on to the roof?

They use a crane to lift these and the materials onto the roof


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 03:55 PM

I'm thinking that it's a shop/factory tug/mule.

 

Yes it could be used for that as well

In the first post Elky stated that there was a tag on the unit that said " Garlock made for roof work "


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Posted January 31, 2018 - 07:36 AM

I had a 24" three wheel mower made by roof co. once but it didn't look nothin like that could it be made by roof?


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