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Twin C's Are A Match For Earlier H's
After learning how to twin a pair of Farmall H's, David Evans put his knowledge to use on a pair of Farmall C's. While there were differences, the York, Penn. farmer essentially followed the same plan, cutting the rear axle housing on each tractor and then welding the axles back together. He also had to weld the spider gears together so they could be operated from either tractor.
"Basically once you have the rear axle made and put together, then you make the front end to match," says Evans. "I had to handle the steering differently due to the different sized housing."
The rear wheels are 7 1/2 ft. apart from the outsides of the tires, so the dual tractor can be easily transported. The axle was left long enough to mount duals if Evans desires.
The steering is underneath the oil pan so you can't see it on the C's. With his earlier H's, Evans had tried to tuck the steering in under the tractor, but he needed a heavier duty system. "The H's were just too heavy and hard to steer that way," he recalls. "The C's are lighter, steer easier and handle better."
The twinned C's can be steered from either seat, but each engine has its own clutch and transmission. If more power is needed, both transmissions are engaged.
"I can use either transmission or both and have used it with both," says Evans. "This wasn't too bad. I just worked on it off and on through the winter."
Evans thinks his Twin C's and Twin H's may be the only ones in the U.S. put together this way. He indicates he would like to hear from others interested in "twinning."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, David Evans, 5227 E. Prospect Rd., York Penn. 17406 (ph 717 252-1784; evans5227@suscom.net).

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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4