1986 - Volume #10, Issue #6, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home Built Truck-tor
"The truck transmission has 4 forward gears plus reverse. The tractor has 5 forward gears plus reverse. This gives it a combined total of 21 forward speeds and 9 in reverse. Top highway speed is about 30 mph. I hooked up linkages to shift the tractor transmission and engage the tractor pto from the pickup cab. The muffler was homemade from muffler plans we read about in FARM SHOW (Vol. 7, No. 3).
"The truck-tor, which I completed last winter, is equipped for comfort with lights, horn, turn signals, AM-FM radio, and heater. I built a carry-all box on back to carrying grease guns, spray jugs, oil jugs, and so on. I gave it a John Deere green paint job as a finishing touch.
"It's great for spreading manure, hauling wagons, and driving to and from fields during planting and harvest. Nice to do chores while riding in comfort," says de Bruyn.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim de Bruyn, Rt. 3, Kerwood, Ontario, Canada N0M 2B0.
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