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Nominations For Tractor of the Month of April 2018


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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2018 - 10:29 AM

I'm  out again this month too. I never paint any thing, just fix mechanical stuff and use them. So you would not see any change in any repairs I do.

 

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#2 Tecumseh power OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 10:29 AM

I would like to nominate my Bolens 1053 garden tractor.  
 
It originally left the Bolens factory in 1970 according to the Tube Frame article that Bolens 1000 did that is posted on the website here.
http://gardentractor...s-1962-1978-r68
 
By the time I purchased it a few years ago it had seen a few "modifications" and arrived with no engine or hood.  I originally purchased it as a parts tractor and it sat for a couple of years - every time I walked by it I kept hearing it softly whimper "please fix me".
 
Since the Bolens 1053 was only produced for one year I just didn't have the heart to see it sit in this condition so I decided it would be a challenge to see how respectable I could make it look - you can view the thread that I did on it while it was being worked on here.
http://gardentractor...ervice-project/
 
Attached are pictures of the tractor when I got it and how it looks after being worked on.  Hope this qualifies as an entry and that there are lots of other member entries.

GREAT JOB!!! I have a soft spot for bolens too. Looks great.
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Posted March 04, 2018 - 11:56 AM

GREAT JOB!!! I have a soft spot for bolens too. Looks great.

 

Your looks REALLY NICE as well - hope there are lots more entries to chose from.   
 


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 02:05 PM

You guys do great work!
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Posted March 04, 2018 - 07:23 PM

Aww, now you all are makin it hard to pick one. Nice entries.

Noel
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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:16 PM

My best restore is to big to nominate :(

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:19 PM

My best restore I no longer own.

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Posted March 18, 2018 - 01:57 PM

Entries have slowed down, only a few more days to enter.

 

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Posted March 18, 2018 - 06:51 PM

I would like to nominate my Mclean 4-wheel tractor.
 
I purchased this tractor without even knowing what it was, I just knew that it interested me. I started doing my research after I got it home. Once I found out what it was I thought that I would be able to find all kinds of info out about it, WRONG.  Mclean did not put a serial number on these tractors so pinning down the exact year is virtually impossible, all I can say is that they were made from the 50's to early 60's.
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Do to the rarity of this tractor it turned out to be the most difficult restoration that I have ever done. With no available parts a  lot of time was spent reproducing new ones. The transmission was by far the greatest challenge. The only parts that were not reproduced are the shift pawls.
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The restoration on this tractor started in 1/17 and was completed in 5/17. My Mclean is now mostly a trailer queen, traveling to many local shows and some parading.
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I seen this tractor at Portage. I like to go to tractor shows and make a list of tractors I wish I could find. I added 2 tractors at Portage. Yours and a case 150.

Beautiful tractor with a unique drive. Definitely on my to find list

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Posted March 19, 2018 - 09:09 AM

I Would like to triple vote on this tractor if possible :)
The work that went into this one is amazing. The attention to detail is top notch. This tractor was a runner up as best in show. Your "to find" on this tractor @Dayton_King might be a pipe dream as these are quite rare. Good luck with your search tho and if you ever get to the Portage show again be sure to stop by and say hello.

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Posted March 20, 2018 - 08:43 PM

Get the nominations in if you are going to. Time is running out.


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