"Basically I mounted the lawn mower on the tractor frame," he explains, noting he cut the front wheels off the Cockshutt.
The 16 hp twin cylinder mower had a vertical shaft, which made it trickier to hook up, but Gallant made it work. He also added an extra transmission from a Ford 1/2-ton truck to add more gears to gear it down for working in the woods. The tractor is "articulated" with a hydraulic cylinder and hinge on the drawbar that mounts to a permanently attached trailer.
"It's mounted so it only twists side to side and not up or down," Gallant says.
The tractor is hydraulically-steered and small enough to maneuver in the woods, yet tough enough to haul big loads such as a 1 1/4 cords of wood.
"It's working slick," Gallant says. "It was quite simple in the end."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup: Leo Gallant, Rt. 1, 1079 Bear River Rd., Souris, P.E.I. C0A 2B0 Canada (ph 902 687-3441).
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