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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Featured Tractor of the Month for September 2011!


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#61 Sparky OFFLINE  

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Was it something I said? I was afraid someone would have seconded my motion . That might have created a real ruckus . Me and the keyboard ........

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Posted August 10, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Ok , I'll nominate my 1937 Sears Handiman. This tractor its self is one of my favorites, and carrys the following attachments on board at all times. 1) front counter weight..2) Triple wide steel wheels..3) a drag harrow on its tool bar..4) a riding sulky. The tractor weighs 1065# and is powered by a model K Briggs. It has both a forward clutch and a reverse clutch lever, along with individual hand powered turning brakes. I have never restored it past replacing any hex bolts with the original square ones, and straightening out a few bent tool bar hangers and rods.

I've owned it for 12yrs, bought it as a pile , at a local auction, fired it up and drove it up on to the trailer. Best $250 i ever spent. I use it mostly to show off with , although i do cultivate(by attaching differnt tooling) my potato's. I took it to the DB factory show in IL, the first yr i got it, and then again last yr, other than that its been here at home smashing mole hills and aerating my acre of lawn. Not many shows around that let you drive the steel wheeled ones around and going to parades is kind of rough on the street. I'll have you guys pictures on Saturday, when my son can come over and take them.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 04:13 AM

Lauber1, You got some pics? Need a couple to complete your nomination. Sounds like a neat tractor.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 04:18 AM

Was it something I said? I was afraid someone would have seconded my motion . That might have created a real ruckus . Me and the keyboard ........


Sparky, I agreed with you. But now we have a few more choices. May be a little tough this month, lots of good entries.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 04:40 AM

Sparky, I agreed with you. But now we have a few more choices. May be a little tough this month, lots of good entries.



I also agree that it may be tough.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 08:07 AM

Lauber1, You got some pics? Need a couple to complete your nomination. Sounds like a neat tractor.


He'll have the pics on Saturday..... read his nomination! :poke: :D :smilewink:

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 03:33 PM

Missed the last line. My bad!

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 03:44 PM

Missed the last line. My bad!


I'm guilty as anyone about not reading a post all the way through.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 04:57 AM

I'm guilty as anyone about not reading a post all the way through.



Your not as bad as I am at doing that.I'd almost bet ya on that.:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 02:35 PM

I would like to nominate my 1964 Simplicity Landlord 308. It has a 42" sickle mower that is her permanent attachment. This tractor came to me as a "come and get it or I am scrapping it"deal. It came with some pieces of a deck, and a snow thrower. The pins were out of the transmission, and the steering was tight. With a little tinkering and a tune-up we revived it into a working piece of equipment. With no deck, and 2 snow throwers already set-up, it was put in the shed for later use.
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After it sat around unused for a couple seasons, I was weed whacking around my pond and thought a sickle would be a big help. About a week after making a passing comment to my father there was a 42" sickle sitting in front of my garage. Without the benefit of a manual or someone who had one in use, we learned to use it by breaking bolt and belts . Now that it is dialed in, we use it to keep the tall grass trimmed by the ponds and the ditch. It always draws attention when mowing or parked by the house. People like to stop and check it out. I am always happy to stop and talk about it and the other tractors in the shed and garage.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 06:26 PM

SS, nice sickle mower and history to go with it.
Darn, it's going to be hard to vote this month. Daniel, you have your hands full, no easy pickins here.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 07:39 PM

Daniel, you have your hands full, no easy pickins here.


I wouldn't have it any other way! :thumbs:

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 04:50 AM

Do we have any more nominations out there? Time is getting short, won't be long before the voting begins!

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 05:19 AM

There must be a few more out there,get them in while you still can.

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 08:56 AM

I would like to nominate my 19 x 54 inch snow blade mounted on a GE E20 tractor . The original GE blade was 17 x 48 inches. While adequate for most purposes the smaller blade would not re-pile the snow well after 2 nd snowfall. When a friend offered this blade I jumped at the chance . Now I can't remember what it was supposed to be from but don't matter now. A customized frame on front of tractor lets me loopback the lift cable 1/2 lift speed and double torque. Lifting the blade when packed with snow is not such a problem now .

The Ge traction motor seems quite up to the task. In much the same manner as the JD two cylinders , lug em down and they just bark at you. The electric lift gives the finite adjustments needed for varying load conditions.Original Ge recommendations called for 2 nd gear snow plowing for inertia purposes. However I find that not necessary with good chains.

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