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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 06:52 PM

A friend of mine has a brochure of his favorite brand of tractor. In this brochure, is a picture of a unit that either never made production or was parts from another manufacturer morphed into a prototype. No one I know has been able to identify it. It's a bad picture, but we all think it's bad intentionally, to hide what the tractor started out as. The colors have probably been changed to protect the innocent.

If anyone has any ideas, please pipe up... the answer isn't known... hoping for some good ideas.
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Edited by MH81, September 29, 2011 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:13 PM

The back end has a very "HT" series Bolens shape to it, except that it has corners instead of rounded edges. Maybe a prototype for the HT's??

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:18 PM

The back end has a very "HT" series Bolens shape to it, except that it has corners instead of rounded edges. Maybe a prototype for the HT's??


Dont look Bolens to me.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:23 PM

Dont look Bolens to me.


Wouldn't be the first time I was wrong...Most likely wont be the last either I fear :bigrofl:

Could that be an "MM" on the back panel? Minneapolis Moline maybe?

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:27 PM

A friend of mine has a brochure of his favorite brand of tractor. In this brochure, is a picture of a unit that either never made production or was parts from another manufacturer morphed into a prototype. No one I know has been able to identify it. It's a bad picture, but we all think it's bad intentionally, to hide what the tractor started out as.

If anyone has any ideas, please pipe up... the answer isn't known... hoping for some good ideas.
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You say the pic is from a brochure of a friends favorite brand of tractor.
What is his favorite brand?

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:30 PM

You say the pic is from a brochure of a friends favorite brand of tractor.
What is his favorite brand?


Doug, he and I talked about it... we think the answer would skew the guesses.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:31 PM

Wouldn't be the first time I was wrong...Most likely wont be the last either I fear :bigrofl:

Could that be an "MM" on the back panel? Minneapolis Moline maybe?

Steve that was my guess also! :mecry: Shawn:bigrofl:

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Dont look Bolens to me.


:ditto:
If it was a Bolens they would have used white, not yellow

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:42 PM

The flyer is not any of the brands mentioned, but my friend thinks they used parts from other brands to put this together.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:46 PM

I have to agree with Jerome,I doesn't look Bolens to me either.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:57 PM

Yellow and white makes me think a cub cadet. The transaxle should be a hint to what it is but I am not familiar enough with them to tell.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 08:23 PM

That rear end looks like a Wheel Horse C series to me.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Kinda made me think Gravely......

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 01:34 PM

Some ways the front half almost looks JD. My guess is that it is an artist's rendition and not necessarily any certain tractor. The picture reminds me more of a drawing than an actual picture.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 06:56 PM

From what little of the front I can make out, I thought perhaps Simplicity, but I believe they were all either red and white or orange and white.




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