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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #2, Page #21
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Pop Can Tractors

We've seen this idea before but Don Dietz does such a great job with his pop can tractors we had to show off his work.
  He uses about 500 aluminum cans to make each Deere 4020 or IH Quad Track tractor. The cans are glued together with "liquid nail" glue and attached to a frame made out of pvc pipe. The tractors are 3 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, and weigh less than 20 lbs.
  "It takes 30 to 50 hrs. to make each tractor, including painting. Each front wheel on the 4020 is made of 5 cans glued together and painted yellow, with 10 cans painted black to make the tire. The rear tires are two cans wide.
  "The tractors get a lot of attention as great lawn ornaments. They're fun to make. I even used cans for the muffler and air cleaner. The seats are made out of wood."
  After the tractors went on display, people started asking to buy. So Dietz now makes them to sell.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Dietz, Box 323, Fessenden, N. Dak. 58438 (ph 701 547-3863).
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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #2