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Gas-Powered Toy Combine On The Market
A toy combine at the recent Ohio Farm Science & Review Show drew a lot of interest. Little kids were hopping onto a toy Deere 9870 combine powered by a gas engine and complete with a 6-row corn head and an unloading auger. Jeff Moore of Moore’s Farm Toys in Dresden, Ohio, made the unit by converting a commercial pedal combine sold by Scale Models of Dyersville, Iowa.
  The combine is powered by a rope-start, 49 cc, 2-stroke 1 1/2 hp gas engine with gear reduction. The engine is connected to a Peerless transaxle. Moore replaced the combine’s original pedals with an accelerator pedal on one side and a brake pedal on the other, adding a pair of footrests. He also replaced the original plastic wheels with larger rubber wheels, modified the steering system, and mounted the fuel tank and muffler inside the combine’s body.
  “A lot of people stopped and took photos of their kids on it,” says Moore. “We’ve only built one unit so far, but it runs too fast even though there’s a clutch and gear reduction system on it. We hope that adding another jackshaft will help slow it down. A tether kill switch fastens to the driver’s wrist, or parents can hold it.
  “We’ve had requests to also make kits for the Case IH 7088, AGCO Gleaner S77, and Massey Ferguson combine models. We expect the Deere combine kit to sell for about $900. The stock pedal combine sells for about $350.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Moore’s Farm Toys, 3695 Raiders Rd., Dresden, Ohio 43821 (ph 740 754-6248; farmtoys@sbcglobal.net; www.mooresfarmtoys.com).

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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6