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Nominations Now Being Accepted for Featured Tractor of the Month for January 2012!


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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2011 - 11:02 AM

We are now taking nominations for featured tractor of the month for January 2012. Be the first one for the new year :D

The theme for this month is Snow Removal Gear. Your tractor must have some sort of snow removal gear on it, whether it is a plow, snow blower, etc..

I also can't emphasize enough to please provide at least 2 paragraphs for the description of you tractor. The winner is going to be featured on the GTtalk home page and will also be in the LAGT magazine. This is your chance to shine.


Here are the rules:

  • Tractor being nominated must not have been a featured in the last 12 months.
  • Please give at least a two paragraph description to tell us about your tractor.
  • You need 2 photos attached to your post as attachments, not linked from another site, the year make and model, and a brief description of your history with the tractor and what you use it for most.

We will accept up to 15 nominations, this thread will be closed after the 15th nomination. Once 15 nominations are made we will start a new thread for the voting. Voting will run to the end of the current month and on the 1st of the following month the winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page and in our Featured Tractors section.

Rules subject to change to better work for everyone. Good luck!

Edited by NUTNDUN, December 01, 2011 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted December 01, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Alright gang, I know some of you have been getting them tractors ready for winter. Let's see those nominations.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:05 PM

I need to get the snow blade on the Toro and submit it... or use the pic of it from the PO, but it has his S-10 in it lol. Ya, I better get the blade on it and get my own pics. Hmmm, mabey I can make a winner out of something this year. So, lets see if I can get the starter/generator back on it..

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:06 PM

I need to get the snow blade on the Toro and submit it... or use the pic of it from the PO, but it has his S-10 in it lol. Ya, I better get the blade on it and get my own pics. Hmmm, mabey I can make a winner out of something this year. So, lets see if I can get the starter/generator back on it..


Keep trying Casey, one day your train will come in!

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Keep trying Casey, one day your train will come in!


Can't win if you don't enter... :poke:

Just kidding.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Keep trying Casey, one day your train will come in!

My train came in... and I sold it to Alan... LOL.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 05:17 AM

I know there is going to be some nice looking equipment here,can't wait to see it.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 07:21 AM

This is my 1253 Economy King tractor with a 9 hp Briggs and Stratton engine, dry disk clutch, T-92 three speed transmission, a shortened Ford rear end with drop down gear reductions. It sure won't win any beauty contest but it is a worker. I bought the tractor about 3 years ago from a guy in Stockton NY. It ran when I bought it but the clutch was all homemade and didn't like releasing completely. I restored it the winter of 2009 - 2010 and added a Three point Hitch, better seat, and electric lift. I use it every day, or every other day during snow and garden season so it doesn't look pretty anymore. I always starts and only let me down twice. Once with a dead battery but I used a jump from our van to get moving again and again when the old clutch disc threw a chunk but was still able to limp home with a horrendous noise and sparks flying.

It has on it a 4 ft V plow which I picked up close to two years ago and about 250 lbs of belly weights in a home built 'basket' to add traction and keep the front end down when the going gets hard. I had to build the attachment hardware for the plow and it is built a little light. Need to upgrade from 5/8" bolts to 3/4" bolts, I keep bending them. Other than that is works great. I live in the city so have no driveway. I plow about 2 blocks of sidewalk and a couple parking lots and driveways. I don't have any pictures of it in action but it can really do some damage on pretty much any reasonable amount of dryer snow. It would be nice to have a couple more hp for the big wet snow accumulations but I want to keep the tractor somewhat original.

Here's a picture of the tractor with the plow and one of the belly weights. If I can I'll take some better ones and add them later.
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I see I am a little late to add them but I found two more pictures to add, if I can. One is from last fall and one of winter.
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Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, December 04, 2011 - 11:19 AM.
To combine the 2 posts


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Posted December 02, 2011 - 07:32 AM

Cool entry. Let's see some more folks!

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 07:49 AM

Tucker,with that v-plow,I bet that will move some snow.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:04 AM

Yep it sure does. I just need someone to do some action shots for me so you'all can see it.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 11:36 AM

182045_179700985407105_100001016136237_411748_3362661_n.jpg I call it Frankenstein.
I broke the axle on my John Deere last winter and in a pinch i put this together with parts and pieces lying around my shop and in my back yard. It's an early 80's MTD variable drive, I had a B&S twin 20 horse laying around installed that and bypassed the Variable drive and someone gave me this unknown 46 inch snow blower some ten years ago. After i got it running and driving I propped up and lined up the snow blower and welded it home It is now one of the best snow blowers i have ever owned.
I bought that tractor three years ago and never could get the drive system to work right parked it in the back and kind of forgot about it, at some point i robbed the 18 horse out of it and sold the deck. The snow blower I think is a craftsman it's a monster and with that twenty horse it can move some snow! We had three storms that week and and i am grateful for all the "junk" i have laying around my wife want's me to get rid of.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 11:55 AM

I have tried three different time to buy one of those old Economy tractors but all three time they sold before i could get to them.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 12:14 PM

I have tried three different time to buy one of those old Economy tractors but all three time they sold before i could get to them.


Yeah, got to be fast with the cash to get one of these for a reasonable price unless you find one unadvertised or live in PA where they are plentiful. The way I got mine was to put a wanted add on craigslist. It was rough when I got it but it runs great now.
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Posted December 02, 2011 - 12:40 PM

One that i tried to get was on Craigslist a few miles from my house and i called the guy and he said it sold in 2 hours.
I was considering making a replica of one but I'm not sure about the clutch set up I cant find out how it's all connected to the engine.

Edited by wrbourget, December 02, 2011 - 12:47 PM.
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