2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor Cab Built For $100
He used 1/4-in. plywood to make the cab and plexiglass for the windows. “It keeps me warm during the winter, and I use a blower fan on top of the cab to stay cool during summer,” says Headings.
The cab sides and roof are made from 1 by 4’s, 2 by 4’s and plywood. There’s a door on one side and large plexiglass windows on all 4 sides. The window on the right side of the cab opens. The cab bolts to the tractor’s rollover bar and floorboard. Vinyl fills the space between the tractor’s hood and windshield.
The cab is equipped with a stereo radio, carpet on the floor, mirrors on the sides, and an electric blower on top that blows fresh air through a K&N filter.
“It isn’t fancy, but I really like it,” says Headings. “I’ve got very little money in it, because I bought the lumber, radio, speakers and mirrors at auctions. I salvaged the blower from an old pickup. My total cost was only about $100.
“The cab’s front posts are screwed on from the bottom using existing holes in the floor. There’s nothing permanently fastened to the tractor.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Headings, 55302 S. 580 Road, Kansas, Okla. 74347 (ph 479 879-1925; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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