2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home-Built "Croc" Works Like A Gator
"I call it my Croc because it looks something like a Deere Gator. It just cost a lot less," says Wilson, of Thompson Falls, Montana.
He cut the tractor in half, then welded in new material to lengthen it by 36 in. He had a local fabrication shop build the 36-in. long metal cargo box. He replaced the original drive pulley on the engine with a bigger one. The engine belt-drives the original pulley on the rig's transaxle. "The big pulley on the engine speeds it up so we can go 15 to 18 mph," says Wilson.
"It'll do a lot of things a Gator can do. I paid $80 to have the pickup bed built and $20 for the bus seat. My total cost was about $100. Even a used Deere Gator would have cost at least $3,000. I already had the tractor - my two sons learned to drive on it years ago."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Wilson, 44 Gable Road, Thompson Falls, Montana 59873 (ph 406 827-3006).
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