1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Restored Massey Harris Pony TractorI love to work on old farm and lawn tractors and here are a couple of my recent projects. I restored this old Massey Harris Pony tractor in my spare time. I converted the electrical system from 6 to 12 volts and built and installed a 3-pt hitch and hydraulic lift from an electric/hydraulic unit from a 2 1/2-ton truck tailgate lift. I built a one-row crop cultivator and front lift from a front blade from a 4-row cultivator. I also built a 3-pt. single bottom turn plow from a 1-pt. Cub Farmall turn plow. I installed a pto and pulley off an old Avery frame and rear end I bought.
I also reworked this old 16 hp Montgomery Ward lawn tractor that was built by Wheelhorse. I repowered it with a 20 hp Onan 2-cyl. engine and beefed up the speed with sprockets and chain since it has a shaft drive instead of belt-drive.
Incidentally, I'm 65 years young and am still a farm boy at heart. I love FARM SHOW more than any other magazine I get for the home-built experimental machines, both small and large, and the farm toys you feature regularly. (Roy Gray, 22382 Crosse Keys Rd., Newsoms, Va. 23874-2833)
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