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Old 10-24-2016, 07:47 AM
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I met a guy this weekend that built his own tractor using a tree for the frame, and a Fairbanks Morse 6hp engine.

This is 1 of 4 videos on Youtube.


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Old 10-24-2016, 08:04 AM
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More pics

1. Ignition
2. Gravel pit conveyor gearbox turned steering
3. Clutch leaver and gearshift
4. Some of the frame work. I like how he added a little style to the steel, everything is not just straight and square cut.
5. Mack truck gears turned into a Forward-Neutral-Reverse transmission

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1. Top of the transmission
2. engine
3. The other side of pic 1 in previous post.
4. the drive gears. They are driven by a 70's buick rearend.

He built it in 2007. It took almost 2 years of weekend and evening work. The engine is a 1921 model that was use to irrigate ricefields. The rear wheels are from a center-pivot irrigation system.
Bucyrus Erie dragline clutch and transmission handles. 30's Chevy front axle.

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Great fun. I loved his description: "It steers like a bucket of grease."
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I like it , I like it a lot.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:22 PM
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I DO like it! Long time dream of mine, to build my own tractor. Did manage a go kart and a dune buggy, though.


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I love the noise it makes. Is that what they call a "hit or miss" engine?

I went to this steam and gas show near here and they had some of the damnedest steam engines you ever saw. Bizarre!
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That wasn't a "Hit and Miss" it is what would be called a throttle controlled open flywheel engine.
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Thanks, Norm.
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That wasn't a "Hit and Miss" it is what would be called a throttle controlled open flywheel engine.
Whats the difference? NO governor.?

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