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Backwards Loader Tractor
A converted "backwards" 1954 Ferguson 30 makes a great every day chore tractor on the Robert Scharlau farm, Arcadia, Wis.
"I converted it in 1970 and it still goes to work every day," says Scharlau, who did the work himself. "My main goal was to get the loader boom over the drive wheels rather than the steering axle to make it easier to operate. I installed the differential upside down to reverse all the transmission gears. I switched clutch and brake pedals and mounted the seat up on the hood so you face toward the loader when operating it. I also had to rework the steering so you still go left when you turn left, and so on."
Contact: FARM SHOW Follow-up, Robert Scharlau, Rt.1, Box 152, Arcadia, Wis. 54612 (ph 608 323-7297).

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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1