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#16 Clifford Bridgford ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 08:57 PM

In 1938, Shaw offered the DRA6 riding attachment for the D-series tractors.  These had automatic rear wheel steering controlled by the steering brake handles. The previous model RA2 sulkies were just a fixed wheel trailing unit.  The unit in the first post started life as a model D5 walking tractor (5 HP ZH engine).  The only correct information from the website quoted in post 9 is the last sentence.

 

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 09:14 PM

I didn't saw any like that when Shaw was featured at Zagray. but I did see some nice Shaws!

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 09:40 PM

I didn't saw any like that when Shaw was featured at Zagray. but I did see some nice Shaws!

Sure wish you would have introduced yourself. The red Shaw N5 is mine. I probably wasn't far away.


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Posted February 14, 2018 - 09:53 PM

In 1938, Shaw offered the DRA6 riding attachment for the D-series tractors.  These had automatic rear wheel steering controlled by the steering brake handles. The previous model RA2 sulkies were just a fixed wheel trailing unit.  The unit in the first post started life as a model D5 walking tractor (5 HP ZH engine).  The only correct information from the website quoted in post 9 is the last sentence.

 

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Thanks, Cliff. I figured you would chime in tonight. 



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Posted February 15, 2018 - 04:50 AM

There were some nice Shaw tractors there.  To me they are one of the nicest early model garden tractors I have seen. I wouldn't mind putting one to work!

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Posted February 15, 2018 - 07:37 AM

Ford model TT steering wheel



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Posted May 17, 2018 - 08:14 PM

  Interesting machine but it doesn't look very user friendly. Is that a direct solid link steering with no gearing? That and the steel wheel for a steering wheel look like a really good way to break an arm in multiple places. Don

 

The entire steering column is out of a Ford model-T.

The steering gears are directly under the steering wheel and they came in a 4 to 1 and a 5 to 1 ratio.

 

That type of steering worked just fine in millions of cars built between 1909 and 1927.

 

That defiantly looks like a home made rider to me, especially with the Ford model-T steering.

I have a very similar design tractor that was made out of a Standard Twin / Viking walk behind tractor.

 

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I also have a rider that was made out of a Shaw walk behind tractor and it has a Ford model-T steering as well.

 

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