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Extra Wheels Grab The Eye
Gary Pyron's 16 hp Case 446 looks like a garden tractor on steroids. With its eight 8 by 16 tires, it grabs the eye at area parades and antique tractor shows.

"I bought it new in 1978 and mowed with it for 26 years," explains Pyron. "When I retired, I decided to do some work on it."

Pyron pulled the front axle off and turned the spindles upside down to get added height. He also had to widen it a bit to create enough room for the larger tires to turn. With the help of some spacers, he was able to add a second set of wheels front and back.

"The 8 by 16's were the original rear wheels for the Case 446," says Pyron. "Even with the duals on the front and no power steering, I can steer one handed."

Pyron has a lot of fun with the "big little" tractor. "Everyone looks at it and asks questions," he says. "I took it to Case Heritage days, and it was the only thing like it there. It's unique."

Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Pyron, 630 N Grafway St., DuQuoin, Ill. 62832 (ph 618 542-5830; casetractors41@yahoo.com).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6