2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home Built Tractor Built In 1954
Gesner and his family told me about all the different years, makes and models of vehicle parts he used to build the tractor. It's a great example of one man's ingenuity, sensibility and even artistry in creating a working product that has lasted for many years.
The parts he used to build the tractor include an 8 hp Briggs & Stratton engine, a Rockford clutch, the side rails off a Model T, the steering spindle off a 1930 Chevrolet, the steering column and the hood off a 1928 Chevrolet, the front wheel off a Crosley, the transmission off a 1936 Plymouth, the rear end off a 1932 Hudson, and the rear wheels off a 1934 Chevrolet 1 1/2-ton truck. The body was made from a 60-gal. oil dispenser. (Arthur G. Bastian, 91 Spring Farm Road, Claremont, N.H. 03743 ph 603 542-2676)
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