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Re: Ever made a homemade tractor?


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Posted by RN on December 21, 2012 at 12:58:04 from (205.213.104.118):

In Reply to: Ever made a homemade tractor? posted by Lanse on December 21, 2012 at 10:16:32:

Time to look at old Popular Mechanics tractor project usig Beetle engine or the local Lawnmower pulling projects- honda 750 engines, Chevette engines old Cavalier 2.5 engines, Nissan pickup drive trains-- all have been used. "Old" as in 1950 to 1960s manual transmissions that were bellhousing motor mounts instead of tailshaft mount can and have been coupled to a 4 or 5 speed small car/truck tranny- and this includes some automatics- and gice you a low speed in 1st-1st gears. Other way on a Pinto? engine rig- chain and sprockets 5 to 1 reduction - 12 tooth tranny sprocket, 60 tooth sprocket on differential, engine offset to right instead of left like IHC Cub, shortened one side Ford axle- used because the Ford is straight axle housing instead of step or tapered and shortened housing direct fits in pumpkin, shaft can be trimmed and splined, braked backing plates kept with hydraulic brake for both and leftover parking brakes modified for independant use on turns. Shop in Belleville -Jims standard? has done the axle shortening and like to use the older Ford E van axles since they already have a partial offset right side, he shortens the left and gets a track about like a large Cub Cadet but with 4.11 or 4.56 rear to start. Postal Jeep 2.5 GM engine with a PowerGlide coupled to a 1960 Ford/Chev 3 or 4 speed short shaft gets 6 or 8 speed, with a low pull and faster wagon on road gear set. Old Doodle Bugs like one at the local cycle salvage yard had 2 transmissions and this one has a heavy truck back axle, 20 inch truck wheels on back, wood cab and had a snow plow on it at one time. You have the welder and source of metal, salvage yard close enough for bits and pieces, donor vehicle --and coming on to winter cabin fever season when lots of useable but weird farm equipment is made in northern states. Look at Wallace Farmer homemade and handy features. Use a large GM power steering and brake booster for the hydraulics on a 3 point and heavy snow tires, make a garden tractor that can pull a 16 inch plow and haul wagon to town at 30/40 mph--and you"ll have a remade Love or Friday orchard tractor as was made in Michigan with mostly Dodge parts.


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