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01-19-2014 21:09:11

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I thought I should share pictures of my 1955 860 with a front wheel assist conversion. I was planning on waiting until finished, but I have not been able to move as fast as I would like so I figured I would share it as is since it is so uncommon. Most have heard of the Elenco conversions, but this is a Sherman conversion. I also want to thank both Feron Dalton for helping me identify this conversion after I found it, and Tony Jacobs and Feron for providing information and some history on these conversions. I have rebuilt the engine and have actually been using this tractor this winter to snowblow my yard and driveway. I do plan to finish a cosmetic restoration, but will be very busy again this summer with my family so I may not get completely finished again this summer as there is much to do.

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Lanexa Speedway

01-20-2014 18:38:04

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 Re: 4wd 860 in reply to Too Far Gone, 01-19-2014 21:09:11  
The needle on the cool meter is pegged!

Love it!

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01-20-2014 13:07:21

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 Re: 4wd 860 in reply to michford, 01-19-2014 21:09:11  
Very nice setup you have there Mitchford!

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Sean in PA

01-20-2014 10:09:10

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 Re: 4wd 860 in reply to michford, 01-19-2014 21:09:11  
I would think that it should handle up to 6 inches with no problem. When it gets up to the height of the auger housing then it might not be able to keep up when the engine's running at proper PTO speed.

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01-20-2014 06:28:23

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 Re: 4wd 860 in reply to michford, 01-19-2014 21:09:11  
I commented about your nice set up on the other board.

How does your 860 handle the three point snowblower?


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01-20-2014 09:58:11

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 Re: 4wd 860 in reply to Dean, 01-20-2014 06:28:23  
I heard that these tractors had too fast of a reverse gear for a snowblower, but with the freshly rebuilt 172 powering the 6.5 foot wide blower, I can back right through 6 inch deep snow without a problem. I usually only take a full with pass on the first pass, then take half to 2/3 width pass on the rest.

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Mark Slater

01-20-2014 05:22:56

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 Re: 4wd 860 in reply to michford, 01-19-2014 21:09:11  
Thanks for the pictures Michford.

I love looking at old iron. Especially unique conversions like that one.

I've got a 3400 and a very steep grade so some day I hope to find something similar for my tractor.

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