1996 - Volume #20, Issue #3, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hole Jumper Fitted To IH Tractor
"The original owner of this tractor broke the block after hitting a hole. I decided it would be cheaper to prevent the problem before it happened so I spent about $60 to build this frame and it has worked fine for 15 years.
"I made it out of 2-in. dia. pipe that runs from the front of the tractor to the back, about 3 1/2 in. off the ground. At a point about 12 in. ahead of the front wheels, the pipes angle up at about a 45? angle. A piece of 3-in. angle iron is welded across the front. At the back, the pipe angles up at about a 30? angle to the bottom of the rear axle. There are two angle braces on front that bolt to the frame of the tractor and to the 4-ft.
long horizontal pieces of pipe along the bottom.
"When you hit a hole, the front end can't drop any more than 3 1/2 to 4 in. so all you feel is a bump when you are moving along at fairly high speeds, pulling a V-type finger wheel rake."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George Sharp, 2030 Union Mill. Rd., Nicholasville, Kent. 40356.
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