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Re: VAC 11 in the Garden

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LaVern Skarzenski said: (quoted from post at 05:27:28 05/21/13) Wow... :) :D That brings back some memories. My dad used to have a VAC and it had cultivators just like that as far as I can remember. I remember cultivating corn and boy it sure got tough staying awake while doing that job!
Now forgive me if I don't quite have it perfectly correct, but I do remember lining the rows of corn up with the adjustable axle clamps and being very careful not to deviate too much or before you knew it there was a 6 or 10 ft. section of two rows of corn wiped out, just like that :oops: .
This also causes me to ask this question of some of you much more familiar with the VACs than I am. I am 61 yrs. old and this corn cultivating that I did was between 1963 and 1968 or so. After that we went to the Anthrazine. Anyway....I read somewhere here on this forum not too long ago that the VACs did not have a wide front end. I am sure it was a VAC that my dad had, and It had a wide front end with an adjustable round axle. If I remember it was a late 40s early 50s model, but the tractor is long gone now and I have no numbers or pictures. So my question is...Did the VACs come with a wide front end and does the fact that it had a round front axl, narrow it's possible production years down?
Thanks for the video links NickatKY. Lots of nice memories :D


Here's a picture of a VAC with round tube wide front. If yours is like this one they were made from 1951 1/2 through end of production in 54 or 55.The most common year seems to be 52.

If yours had the flat platform it was a VAC-13.VAC 13's normally have 34" rear rubber

VAC -11 was single front and VAC-12 was tricycle.


Here's a picture of a VAC- 14 with cultivators.The VAC 14 had lowered floorboards.The most common year for VAC 14's is 54.VAC 14's normally have 28" rubber


This post was edited by NickatKY at 15:14:56 05/21/13 2 times.

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