2017 - Volume #41, Issue #2, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Little 6-Wheeler Turns Heads
“They enjoy it, and anyone who sees it wants to know where I got it,” says Carter.
The concept is simple and was born when a shaft on the MTD’s mower deck failed. Carter had taken it to his son Shawn, a troubleshooting mechanic, for an evaluation.
“He told me the mower deck was shot and not worth fixing,” said Carter.
The 14 1/2 hp motor had plenty of power, and the 7-speed transmission worked fine. Carter decided to keep it for his grandkids to ride. However, his son had a better idea.
“He had an old MTD that no longer worked,” explains Carter. “He cut it off just ahead of the driver’s seat and welded a steel plate between the 2 frames to make a 2-seat, 6-wheel garden tractor.”
Carter acknowledges that the solid connection makes the 6-wheeler ride rough. “I have a seat belt on it, and the grandkids don’t mind the ride,” he says. “They just have fun driving each other around our 2 acres.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bruce Carter, 210 Garfield Ave. NW, Twin Valley, Minn. 56584 (ph 218 584-8123).
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